Identified adoptions

What is an identified adoption?

When adoptive parents and birth parents are not closely related and they identify each other privately, without the help of an adoption agency or professional, it is generally referred to as an identified adoption (If they are closely related, it is referred to as a relative adoption).

Many adoptive parents believe that once a birth mother is identified, a successful adoption simply requires document preparation by a qualified attorney. This is not the case. In addition to comprehensive document preparation, a successful identified adoption plan involves further services that are referenced below. Moreover, all aspects of the adoption must be in strict compliance with Florida law.

Shorstein & Kelly has over 30 years of adoption experience and has developed proven methods and practices to implement and complete a successful identified adoption plan.

Services performed in a typical identified adoption include:

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