LGBT Adoptions Lawyer
Compassionate, Experienced Pensacola Family Law Attorneys
The adoption process can be one of the most rewarding journeys a parent will make. However, going through with an adoption as a same-sex couple can make things more difficult. Unfortunately, biases do exist in the adoption world, sometimes preventing parents from successfully expanding their families through adoption. If you are interested in adoption, our attorneys are here to help you.
At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we are committed to helping our clients with their family goals, including adoption. The adoption process can be tricky for anyone, but LGBT couples often face additional challenges. Fortunately, our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience under their belts, and our legal team has the knowledge necessary to support your rights and help you through the legal process of adoption.
Call (800) 822-5170 to discuss your case with our family law attorneys.
Adoptions for Same-Sex Couples
Before same-sex marriage was legalized across the nation, Florida law banned same-sex couples from adopting. Now, it has been declared unconstitutional for same-sex couples to be denied the right to adopt children. However, because laws pertaining to the LGBT community are constantly changing and evolving, it can be extremely difficult to get through the adoption process smoothly as a same-sex couple.
LGBT couples are only permitted to adopt in Florida if they are legally married. Single adoptions by an LGBT parent must use either a private agency or the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). Through the DCF, the hopeful parent will attend classes, participate in interviews, questionnaires, and a home visit before he or she is found eligible to adopt. Although adoptions through private agencies are typically not so scrupulous, they are often more costly.
Protect Your Rights Throughout the Adoption Process
Having an experienced adoption lawyer by your side throughout the legal process can make it much easier to add to your family. Whether you are a same-sex couple or an LGBT individual interested in becoming a parent, our firm can inform you of your rights, help you find the right adoption agency, and work with you to find your child and establish all appropriate legal rights.
To schedule a consultation with our Pensacola family lawyers, contact The Virga Law Firm, P.A.today.