Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
Registered Users
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
Adoption in Florida

Anyone familiar with adoption in FL? My husband and I are looking to start the process later this year. I was curious, the various adoption websites that list available children, those aren't ALL of the children available for adoption, are they? We aren't looking to adopt a baby, but wouldn't oppose it. And we aren't looking to adopt a older kid or teenager. We'd like the 18 month to 3 year old range, but I never see any children in that age range. Just curious. Is the first step to contact an adoption lawyer? Thank!!


smveres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
WynneBabies's Avatar
Registered Users
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 6,550
My Mood:
Re: Adoption in Florida

Are you looking at a private adoption or an adoption through foster care? Lawyers typically only do private adoptions and privately adopting a child who is older than a newborn that way is unusual. As for foster care adoption, you rarely are able to adopt a healthy child of those ages through a straight adoption as typically those children are adopted by their foster parents. It's not unheard of though and might be more possible in FL, but they don't have healthy 3-year-olds sitting around waiting to be adopted. They can have hundreds of home studies submitted for a child like that. Calling your county's department should give you more info of how it's done in your area as it's different everywhere.
A SAHM to four long out of diapers (all used cloth for all or part of their diapering years) and a baby girl currently in cloth part time.
WynneBabies is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2018 VIX-WomensForum LLC. All Rights Reserved.