November is National Adoption Awareness Month

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National Adoption Awareness Month Did you know that November is National Adoption Awareness Month? Each year, November is the month recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. Whether you are located in Florida or in another state, you have likely …

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

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Just because you live in one state doesn’t mean you have to adopt there. People travel from state-to- state all the time to adopt their children. There is a process that dictates how fast you can go home after your child is placed with you for adoption. This process is often known as “ICPC.” This acronym stands for the Interstate …

When is a Florida home study adoption update required?

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When is a Florida home study adoption update required? In Florida, a home study update is required if it has been a year since your initial study was completed and you have yet to adopt a baby or child. An updated adoption home study is required in order for you to maintain your eligibility. In addition, all of your background …

adoption concerns

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Adoption Concerns One of the most popular adoption concerns we hear the most is “what if she changes her mind?” It definitely happens. Not often, but it does happen. There is no such thing as a risk-free adoption. Obviously, there are financial risks and dealing with the emotional risks can be even more challenging when coping with all of your …

Why is a home study required for adoption?

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Why is a home study required for adoption? A home study is required in Florida and across the United States in order to adopt.  As well, in Florida, anyone looking to adopt a relative outside of the 3rd degree requires a home study.  And actually… a home study is required to adopt anywhere in the WORLD!  Adopting overseas requires a …