Experienced Advocacy in Adopting a Child

Some law firms that assist with adoptions concern themselves primarily with the paperwork, which can be extensive. The involvement of Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, goes beyond paperwork. We take on prospective adoptions before the infant is even born, and we get involved in just about every part of the adoption process

The most enjoyable part of our practice is facilitating adoptions of children into loving families environments. Our office has aided hundreds of parents in Florida and nationwide in clearing the way to adopt a child. We can provide social services, full legal services, and ICPC clearance to travel.

Based in the Tampa Bay area, Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, helps birth mothers throughouth the State of Florida find loving, caring families for their children. We perform extensive background checks and careful screening of all adoptive parents, taking steps to ensure a birth mother is comfortable with the family she chooses.

Mary L. Greenwood offers 30 years of experience in family law and adoption practice. We handle all types of adoption, attending to the needs and rights of birth mothers as well as the adopting couple or single parent. Contact our Florida adoption lawyer today for more information or to arrange a consultation: 813-438-7119.

Private and International Adoption − Going the Extra Mile

Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, not only lays the legal groundwork, but takes a comprehensive, "social worker" approach to adoption. Most of our domestic private adoptions are open or semi-open. We introduce the birth mother to the adopting family and provide all parties with access to a network of counselors for help with the unique relationships and feelings created through the adoption process.

On behalf of our clients, attorney Greenwood and adoption coordinator Alyce K. Morotti:

  • Conduct background checks
  • Help monitor the mother's medical condition (including random drug screens, if needed)
  • Assist pregnant women in obtaining WIC, Medicaid and state and federal services for proper nutrition and obstetric care

We take the time to answer your questions about adoption and advise you on what to expect and what steps you need to take to complete your adoption legally.

Bringing Families Together Through Foreign Adoption

In international adoption, we help clients locate reputable international adoption agencies that will help them clear consular obstacles with foreign governments, arrange for travel to the country if necessary, and collect available medical records and family history, when possible.

When our clients return to Florida with the new addition to their family, we will help them complete all necessary legal work for recognition of their foreign adoption and/or name change for their new child.

Interstate Adoptions

Our office also helps clients in interstate adoptions, bringing birth mothers and adoptive couples together to find caring, loving homes for children. Our office has a number of resources to assist birth mothers with living expenses, skills training, medical assistance and counseling.

Because we are interested in finding homes for children where they can flourish, we refuse to act simply as a "placement" agency; rather, we take steps to ensure that the health and well-being of mother and baby are protected, both during and after the pregnancy.

Note: Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, does not conduct home studies. However, we work with reputable agencies and licensed professionals who can conduct a thorough home study of the adoptive parents, as well as provide necessary education and social services to birth parents and adoptive parents.

Stepparent and Grandparent Adoption

We assist in the formal adoption of stepchildren and grandchildren, obtaining consent from the natural parent or initiating termination of rights in cases of abandonment. Ms. Greenwood has participated in hundreds of relative parental custody actions, such as placement with grandparents or other family members, which often will end up as family adoptions.

Contact our Tampa, Florida, international and interstate adoptions attorney with the experience and compassion to handle all aspects of the adoption process and assure the smoothest transition possible. Call us at 813-438-7119, or write us using this link.