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  • Can a lawyer be an "adoption entity"?

    I see i can file a petition for adoption where the adoption entity exists? what is an adoption entity? my spouse said his lawyer is the adoption entity because she did the petition is that true?

    Nicole’s Answer

    YES an adoption entity can be a lawyer/intermediary.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Hi, I live in florida and I adopted a child that's been giving me problems. How do I give up my rights of the child.

    I adopted a young boy last year and ever since he's been giving me problems threatening me and my husbands life and causing a big pain in my life. I want to give up my rights and I need the steps on how to do it.

    Nicole’s Answer

    If you have tried everything in your power to make it work and still find yourself wanting to place your child for adoption, you should contact Heart of Adoptions of Florida 1-800-GO-Adopt, as they have a list of waiting families. If they do not have families depending on the child's age, there are other organizations that specialize with disrupted adoptions.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Birth certificate says one name ( being my fathers last name , but i was adopted by my step father, an have used that name.

    With a social security card an drivers licenses to match. How do i get this problem fixed asap. Born in St,louis mo. now living here in orlando . need to get license corrected. please advise???

    Nicole’s Answer

    I echo my colleagues in that if you were adopted by your step father, a new birth certificate would have been issued. If you were not formally adopted, and wish to change your name, we handle legal name changes as well and we be happy to assist!

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • What kind of attorney do I need to adopt a baby from a girl looking to give him/her up.

    I know a girl that is pregnant and looking to give up the baby. I looked online at adoption procedures but my friends telling me I can do it quicker and less costly. Do I need to complete a home study and spend $5,000-10,000 or is there a better w...

    Nicole’s Answer

    Adoption is a legally complex and statute driven area of the law, so I would contact a board certified adoption attorney. You will absolutely need a home study , which should cost about $900. Using an attorney over an agency will not "quicken" the adoption as the same laws must be followed. You are free to hire an agency OR attorney, just make sure that adoption is what they specialize in. Congrats!

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Can a child adoption be overturned because the font size on a Consent to Adopt form is 11 instead of 12?

    I am a paralegal student and am looking for guidance as to where to find the answer to this question. I have been searching West Law and cannot seem to find it anywhere. I am not looking for the direct answer, but am looking more so for a path to ...

    Nicole’s Answer

    I do not believe that would be enough to overturn an adoption IF the adoption was in the best interest of the child.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • My brother and his girlfriend have asked me to adopt their baby. Where do I start with the process of adopting the baby?

    I live in Florida and they live in Nevada. Do I need an attorney in both states? They have both agreed to give up their rights.

    Nicole’s Answer

    I am a board certified adoption lawyer and deal with interstate adoption on a regular basis. You need to hire a Florida adoption entity- either an adoption agency or attorney to handle this relative adoption. You will not need a home study and ICPC does not actually apply to relative cases within the 3rd degree. I would suggest reaching out to Heart of Adoptions in Orlando. Best of luck!

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Can I easily adopt my 9 yr old stepson?

    His bio father has never been a part of his life and he is the only one with his mothers maiden name, can I change his last name without adoption

    Nicole’s Answer

    You can do a name change of a minor without a full adoption, however, the birth father would have to be notified either way, so I would suggest you hire an adoption attorney to handle an adoption as it appears you have a strong abandonment case. Of course, an adoption would make you the legal father, so assuming that is your goal, you should proceed. An experienced adoption attorney can talk you through the process and determine the safest course of action.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • When can my husband adopt my daughter?

    Her "bio dad" isnt on the birth certificate and lives halfway across the country. Not to mention we havent heard a word from him in years, and he is playing daddy to someone else. Do i need to contact him before my husband legally adopts her? Woul...

    Nicole’s Answer

    I would not advise that you say you don't know who the birth father is because you want to make sure he is legally terminated, and so you must notify him. With that being said, it sounds like he had legally abandoned, both emotionally and financially, the child and so your case would be very strong. My advice is to retain an adoption attorney to handle your adoption and make sure it is accomplished truthfully and lawfully.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

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  • Do I have a good chance of having my son's biological father rights removed so my husband can adopt my son?

    My son is turning three this month and his biological father has been absent since he was 4 months old. He has seen him a handful of times since and the times he did he was always forced by his mom to go. I do not know if he will wilingly sign the...

    Nicole’s Answer

    Abandonment is based on multiple factors and an attorney would need to know if you were married, if he is on the BC, what type of financial support, emotional support and physical support he provided, etc. You should contact an adoption attorney to learn more about the process. Best of Luck.

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.
    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com
    www.heartofadoptions.com

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  • My sister adopted my daughter and now she wants me to take my daughter back how would I go about doing that

    How can I go about adopting my daughter back from my sister ? My sister had adopted my daughter when she was 5 yrs old but now she had her own baby and she doesn't want to be my daughter legal guardian anymore she wants me to take her back I'm the...

    Nicole’s Answer

    You can certainly adopt.Your sister and any other legal parent that adopted would need to terminate their parental rights. You would need a home study since the law now treats you as a stranger to the child, even though you are her biological mother. You will need to hire an adoption entity (agency or lawyer) to assist you. I recommend Heart of Adoptions 813-258-6505

    Nicole W. Moore, Esq.

    Board Certified Adoption Attorney

    Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
    1604 South Bumby Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32806
    (407) 898-8015 ext 5651
    (407) 898-8215 Facsimile
    www.floridaadoptionattorney.com

    Offices in Tampa, Orlando, and Naples

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