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Ellen Michele Kaplan

Adoption Attorney at Coral Springs, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
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  1. Adoption
    Ellen Kaplan is a compassionate, caring professional, dedicated to helping birth mothers and couples with a smooth adoption process. She is very knowlegeable and creates an Individual Adoption Plan for each client. Counseling & medical assistance are provided to birth mothers as needed. Ms. Kaplan was formerly an R.N. Delivery Nurse. She handles adoptions throughout Florida and is available for personal meetings or to speak on the subject of adoption. Thank you. "Adoption is a wonderful choice."

    28 years, 210 cases

ATTENTION Counselors, Fellow Attorneys, Caseworkers,
Doctors, Clinic Staff, & all Medical and Legal Professionals – A NOTE FROM ELLEN


Hello and thank you for becoming acquainted with my services and my belief in adoption as a solution for unwanted or unplanned pregnancies. Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Ellen Kaplan.  I am both a registered nurse and an attorney.  My firm, The Law Offices of Ellen M. Kaplan, P.A., is limited to private placement adoption. I deeply appreciate your taking just one or two minutes to read this letter and review the information here on AVVO, just to become acquainted with my service. If you should hear of or be working with an expectant mother who needs options, I hope that you will mention me to her. I am a former Labor & Delivery Nurse, and have been handling private adoptions for 15 years.


I believe that adoption is not only a wonderful choice for a mother to make, but also an option that more pregnant women should have fully explained to them. Often times, women who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy are not aware of all the facts regarding the choice of adoption as opposed to other alternatives. It is my hope to inform more mothers (and birth fathers) about this option, which can lead to great joy for couples who cannot conceive. Many people have misconceptions about what adoption entails and do not realize how it benefits the pregnant woman.  Women contemplating placing their child for adoption can receive assistance with their living expenses and medical care during the pregnancy and for up to six (6) weeks after the baby is born.


Speaking with me brings no cost or obligation to the birthmother, yet can introduce a win-win option for a woman who is torn about what to do with her pregnancy. My purpose in sending you this card is merely to make you aware that my service exists, and that I provide kind, compassionate and professional adoption services.  I give every birth mother complete respect and understanding, while allowing them to consider adoption as a choice.  Only a pregnant woman who is informed and educated can better make a decision for herself and her unborn child. And ultimately, whatever she decides to do, I do not criticize or judge her. I respect her decision.


I am here as a resource for your office, organization, clients, associates and patients.  At any time, I am happy to meet with you, your staff, or any person that you refer to my office, to further the understanding about the adoption process.  I would be happy to schedule a time to come by your office and meet you, or I invite you to join me for breakfast or lunch at your convenience.  Please contact me anytime at.


Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. Remember...
adoption is a wonderful choice!


With sincere regards,




Adoption Attorney Ellen Kaplan

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Ellen Michele Kaplan
9900 W Sample Rd Fl 3
Coral Springs, FL, 330654048


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Posted by Seth | August 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great adoption experience
We think Ellen and her team (Lyn and Maggie) are terrific. She did our placement and was our lawyer for an out-of-state adoption (we're the adoptive parents), and we felt well informed and well advocated-for every step of the way. She cares a lot about her work, and she's clearly a zealous advocate for her clients, which we appreciated when the hospital where our child was born tried to give us the runaround on some insurance stuff--Ellen stepped in and took care of business. And she gets to the point, which we appreciated. Given our experience, her fees are entirely reasonable. We intend to adopt again and definitely will sign up with her for it.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2018
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Birth mother
Ellen, Lynn, Jim, and Maggie were there for me every step of the way. My case was complicated and time consuming but Ms.Kaplan fought for my rights and my precious baby is now prospering and growing with her loving adoptive parents. Thank you to Kaplan and her staff forever!
Posted by Jessica | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
One of the BEST
Just a few weeks ago, we traveled to Florida for an adoption. Ms. Kaplan and her entire office were amazing from the very beginning! We have been waiting for almost 2 years now and have worked with lots of attorneys and agencies. I mean it when I say she is one of the best. She was very informative each step of the way, calling us personally to update us. Adoption is such an emotional journey and we felt like everyone from Ms. Kaplan's office genuinely cared about us and for us.
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Posted by Sharyn | April 17, 2016
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Adoptive parent
My husband and I hired Ellen Kaplan as our adoption attorney three different times. Each experience was great! Ms. Kaplan and her office staff were easy to work with, always prompt and courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. I would and have recommended her to my friends and family.
Posted by Hilary | April 15, 2016
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A beautiful adoption
Our adoption of our daughter was a great experience with Ellen Kaplans office We learned the adoption process and we're taught and educated from start to finish on all we needed to know to adopt our baby girl!
Posted by danyelle | April 15, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
my experience
My name is danyelle and I would recommend ellen Kaplan to anyone in the world, I could never have asked for better supportive friends thru my double experience of going thru adoption and I look forward to helping any mothers thru this decision I love each and everyone of the women that work for her and with her.
Posted by Anne | January 21, 2011
Ellen handles adoptions with great care, she helped my sister
My teenage sister was pregnant and decided on adoption. Ellen provided encouragement and guidance and took great care finding just the right adoptive parents. My sister gets to hear how her baby is doing and she is very happy with her choice. I hope less people choose abortion and instead, seek adoption service like Ellen Kaplan provides.
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Posted by Nadine | May 20, 2017
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Horrible experience
Not being able to conceive due to PCOS. I saw a post Ellen posted on a FB site about adoption. I was excited... I emailed Ellen and asked for guidance as to what the process was to adopt. This story is quite lengthy but what I will say is I NEVER experience or thought a woman in her position that brings families together would be so cold and callus in the emails. I have copies to share. Not supportive at ALL!!!!! One of her responses back to me in one of the email was..... I don't know what a PCOS is. I was hurt. I felt belittle and so disappointed. I prayed so hard in hoping to become a mom but the experience with Ellen was horrific. To become so numb to people who are trying to provide a loving home to a child and a dream of being a parent.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of Ellen M. Kaplan, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Civil Litigation Attorney & Partner
  • Law Office of Segal & Kaplan
  • 1990 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Malove, Kaufman & Marbin
  • 1987 - 1990


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Law Degree, Juris Doctorate
  • 1990
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BSN
  • 1984


  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Adoption Council
  • Director- Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State of Florida - Partners Together for Kids Program
  • Member - State Advisory Council
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Bar- Board Certification Committee in Adoption Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Adoption Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Fellow
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Conference Florida Adoption Council
  • Adoption through Dependency Intervention
  • 2018
  • Florida Adoption Council
  • Subject of Adoption in Florida
  • 2009

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Adoption Attorney | Nov 07
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"Ellen is very knowledgeable in the area of adoption. Not only is she knowledgeable but, she has gone out of her way to assist my growth in the area of adoption. I endorse her 100%."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 13
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