Kissimmee Family Law Attorneys Serving Osceola County FL

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General Family Law Information

Topic: Child Adoption by Relatives

In the State of Florida, baring unforeseen complications or legal disputes by other family members, the adoption of a minor child by a relative is typically a much easier process than that of an adoption of a minor child who is not related

Relatives who are considered to be able to adopt a minor child who is a relative include an aunt, uncle, grandparent, step-parent, or other relative who is a first, second, or third degree relative, known as "The Third Degree of Consanguinity". Family members who are considered to be relatives in "The Third Degree of Consanguinity" include children, parents, brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, grandchildren, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, great-grandparents, and great-grandchildren.

In the State of Florida a Relative Adoption is quicker, easier, and less expensive. You are not required to obtain a recommendation or favorable home study, undergo background checks or clearances, or required to go through the typical waiting period required in non-relative adoptions.

Allowing minor children to grow up with people they are familiar with and trust often ensures the best interest of a child is maintained throughout the child's upbringing.

Approximately 1.3 million children in America are currently being raised by relatives other than their biological parents. In the last 20 years, estimates indicate that there has been a 40% increase in the number of grandparents raising their grandchildren. While this number may seem high, it also shows the courts focus on maintaining what is in the best interest of minor children, even if it means awarding custody of a minor child to a surviving parent is not in the minor child's best interest.

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Kissimmee Family Law Attorneys Serving:

Osceola County Florida, including: Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Buena Ventura Lakes, Celebration, Yeehaw Junction, Intercession City, Campbell.


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