Choose an Adoption Agency with Legal Expertise in Adoption Law
Posted on May 20, 2013 by Jeffrey A. Kasky
What constitutes a top adoption service in Florida? One important quality is a mastery of the legal aspects of adoption. As both a legal team and an adoption service in Florida, One World Adoption Services guides prospective parents and birth parents in the specific requirements for an adoption.
First of all, the birth parents’ legal rights must be severed. Since birth mothers come to an adoption service specifically looking to place their babies up for adoption, this is not a concern. However, the proper time frame must be observed. A birth mother may not sign the papers relinquishing custody of her child for 48 hours after the baby’s birth or until her discharge from the hospital, whichever comes first.
Secondly, the prospective parents must meet certain requirements in order to adopt. They must be able to financially care for a child, and a social worker or adoption attorney must declare them emotionally fit for parenthood. Parental fitness is determined largely through a “home study” in which parents are interviewed and a social worker or lawyer visits the couple’s home.
One World Adoption Services is led by Executive Director Margaret T. Snyder, MSW, and father-and-son team Robert and Jeffrey Kasky, both attorneys who have handled thousands of adoption cases, which puts One World Adoption Services in the unique position of being able to guide all parties through the complicated system of adoption laws in Florida.
Adoption is a complicated process, and it is to everyone’s advantage to simplify the process as much as possible. An adoption service in Florida that offers adoption assistance combined with legal expertise is the best way to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
When you are searching for reputable, experienced adoption service in Florida, One World Adoption Services, Inc. is a non-profit, state-licensed, local agency. We are dedicated to offering you the support you need throughout the adoption process here in South Florida, and we offer a proven track record of three-plus decades of successfully matching South Florida birth mothers with loving adoptive families. We can visit with you, face-to-face, at the location most comfortable to you. To learn more about our caring, confidential, local, community-based adoption services, visit www.oneworldadoption.com or call us at 1-954-596-2222 or toll-free 800.745.1416, 24/7.