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Parents To Be
One in five couples of childbearing age encounter problems trying to conceive a baby.  Many of these people experience years of expensive, frustrating, and even humiliating medical testing just to experience the joy of being a parent.  All too often their efforts to conceive ultimately end in failure. Their only alternative is to consider adoption.

Unfortunately, as the numbers of infertile couples desiring children have increased, the number of babies available for adoption have dramatically decreased.  Nowadays, the number of available babies has become limited for a variety of reasons.  In days gone by, many more babies were available as the result of the social stigma attached to unwed mothers who chose to put their baby up for adoption, rather than face public scorn. Today, that stigma has all but disappeared.  In addition, single parenting has become a widely acceptable option throughout our society.  Years ago, 60-70% of unwed mothers chose to put their child up for adoption. Today, even though abortion has become legal, only one in three unmarried women choose that option.  The remainder choose to become single parents instead.

There are also many occurrences where people who can conceive or who might already have children may wish to adopt a child for any number of reasons.

Whatever your reasons for seeking adoption, The Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg can provide the services necessary to ensure that the process goes smoothly, and that all of your legal concerns are adequately addressed.  Call our offices today,  24/7  Toll-Free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.


Difficult Times
If you are contemplating placing a child up for adoption, we understand your concerns.  You may have given this decision a reasonable amount of planning and thought, or perhaps, you have made this  decision in a crisis.  Either way it is almost always a traumatic decision even when there are compelling reasons driving you to do so.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg understand your fears: Will my child be well taken care of? Will my child be abused? Will my child be loved? Will my child be treated as a member of the family by the whole family? How will I be perceived by others?  We will provide you with straight-forward answers to all your questions and do everything possible to put your mind at ease.



Basic Types of Adoption
The adoption of a child is the most important legal proceeding in which a person can ever engage.  As such, proper legal advice is essential.  This is true no matter which type of adoption is being pursued. The Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg
can properly advise you regarding all aspects of adoption.  Call us today,  24/7  Toll-Free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.

The basic types of adoption are (1) domestic agency adoption, (2) domestic independent (non-agency) adoption, and (3) inter-country adoption. Within domestic agency adoptions, the subcategories are public agency adoption and private agency adoption. While inter-country adoption can be either agency adoption or independent adoption, it is useful to keep it as a separate category since it is unique in many ways.

When children of another country are adopted by citizens of the United States, the controlling law is the law of the child's country of origin. Normally, the adoptive parents will receive a final decree of adoption granted in the foreign country by the court or other authority which grants such decrees under the foreign country's laws. A few countries have systems which confer legal authority on the adoptive parents to finalize the adoption in the courts or the home country of the adoptive parents.

In either of the above scenarios, the action by the foreign country, which results in making the adoptive parents the legal parents of the child, does not serve to make the child a U.S. citizen. Consequently, a visa must be obtained for the child to enter the United States. In addition, the child must go through the naturalization process in order to become a U.S. Citizen.

From a legal point of view, every case must be either an agency adoption or an independent (non-agency) adoption. What makes a case one or the other is the way in which the parental rights pass from the birth parents to the adoptive parents. In an agency case, there are two steps. First, the birth parents' rights are relinquished to an agency. Second, the agency consents to an adoption by a particular adoptive parent or parents. In an independent adoption, there is only one step. The birth parents give consent directly to a particular adoptive parent or parents.

Explanation of Adoption Types


Experience Counts

Hire an experienced law firmThe Law Offices of David P. Ginzberg have helped many folks with their adoption needs.  Whether you're seeking help as the adopting parents, or if you are seeking to place your child in a loving home, we can help.  You can't experience the benefits of a good adoption attorney if you haven't hired one.

  • When you hire an attorney to assist you with an adoption matter, it's the future of your family at stake, take good care of it.  Hire an experienced law firm.
     

  • We have been successfully helping Floridians with legal services since 1984.  We are fully experienced with all facets of the legal procedures required to ensure that your adoption matter is handled with complete competence and thoroughness.  Our attorneys are top-notch professionals capable of the meticulous effort necessary to guide your case from beginning to end.  You can be certain that every member of our staff knows their job inside and out and will do their very best to provide you with the best defense possible.  Don't hesitate, it's your future.  Call us, 24/7 Toll-Free: 1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail.



Initial Consultation
Upon your first visit, we provide you with a comprehensive consultation with one of our attorneys ABSOLUTELY FREE, or if you prefer, you can get answers fast over the phone.

  • This service costs you nothing, yet allows you to obtain straight-forward answers to your questions to help put your mind at ease.
     

  • We will advise you exactly what you should or shouldn't do next.
     

  • If you choose to have us handle your adoption issue, we will tell you up-front and in writing exactly what services we will provide, along with the amount of our fees and costs.
     

  • Get the help you deserve nowCall us today,  24/7  Toll-Free:   1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.



We'll Look After You
It's reassuring to know that you have someone in your corner to look after you.

  • Our loyalty is with you.  Once you've entrusted our firm with your issues, we perform strictly for you and your interests.
     

  • We know how important it is for you to know that your worries are well taken care of.
     

  • You always have someone to turn to.  We put our clients concerns first and do our utmost to treat you with compassion and understanding.
     

  • Each of the professionals in our law offices get to know you personally. We take the time to answer all your questions and explain exactly what's happening each step of the way.
     

  • With locations throughout Florida, we're available to help you when and where you need it most.
     

  • We are always there to fight for your rights, whatever it takes!
     

  • Get the help you deserve nowCall us today,  24/7  Toll-Free:   1-800-611-0142 or send an e-mail now.



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Explanation of Adoption Types

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