If you adopt a foster child in Broward County, there is no cost to you personally to pay or upfront the cost for legal adoption representation as Fort Lauderdale adoption attorney Rebekah Brown-Wiseman will directly bill ChildNet/The Florida Department of Children and Families.
To adopt a foster child, you must first attend a ten-week training class typically scheduled at night or on the weekend to learn about adoption issues. An adoption home study is required for all non-relative adoptions. Once you receive a positive home study, you will be eligible to attend events where you can meet adoptable children and once you are matched with a child, he or she will be placed in your home pending the adoption. A placement supervisor will conduct a few home visits to ensure that the child has adjusted to your family. Once the placement supervisor provides final adoption approval, you will need a lawyer to prepare the legal paperwork and schedule a court hearing to finalize your adoption.
Adoption offers a child love, happiness and a sense of security. You do not need to be a couple to adopt a foster child. Single parents who open their hearts and home can provide an adoptive child with a family unit where the child can thrive to his or her fullest potential. When raising a child, all parents whether a couple or single should consider the support of friends and family.
Many of the children in foster care are eligible for monthly subsidiaries after they are adopted. The State of Florida will cover the many of the costly expenses for the adoption of children in foster care that you will otherwise incur with a private adoption. Contact an attorney at the Fort Lauderdale Law Office of Rebekah Brown-Wiseman, P.A., to learn more about adoption of foster children in Broward and Palm Beach County, Florida.