Considering Adoption? We can help.

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    With more than 30 years of experience, Shorstein & Kelly is one of the most highly respected adoption firms in the country — having assisted more than 2,500 families in realizing their dreams.

    Matching and Placement Services

    With board certification and more than 30 years of experience, we’re Northeast Florida’s adoption law specialists. We provide comprehensive matching and placement services that meet the needs of adoptive families, birth mothers, and most of all, children who deserve loving homes.

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    Why Choose Shorstein & Kelly

    Deciding to adopt is an act of kindness, with life-changing implications for your family. It also requires a complicated legal process, with numerous hazards and uncertainties. Choose a law firm that has the experience and the knowledge to help you realize your dream.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Considering adoption? You may have many questions similar to ones asked by many other adoptive families. Those asked most often are listed here as a general guide. Because adoption is so complex, please contact us for answers to your specific questions.

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    Interstate Adoption

    If the baby you wish to adopt lives in a different state from you, the adoption may be subject to the complex and demanding requirements of the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC). These uniform laws have been implemented in all 50 states.

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    Identified Adoption

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

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    Our Blog

    As nationally recognized experts on adoption law, we share our in-depth knowledge with adoptive parents, birth mothers and others. Because the more information you have, the smarter your decisions will be.


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