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Adopting a Foster Child

Adoptive children come from many sources. Some come from within a family, some from foreign countries on the other side of the world and others come from state protective agencies such as the Department of Children and Families in Florida, or the Department of Human Resources in Alabama. Children are placed in foster care due to some set of circumstances that usually stems from the parents’ inability or unwillingness to provide adequate for the child.  Foster parents open their homes, and their hearts, to children who otherwise have nowhere else to go. Thousands of children are in foster care around the country, including Florida and Alabama, and they are awaiting one of two results.  The first option is for their parents to get it together and regain custody. The law of every state prefers this option due to the fundamental rights parents enjoy with respect to their children.  The second option is for the court to determine that reunification with a parent is not possible and to terminate the parents’ rights, and set the stage …

Securing an Adoption: Can parents challenge the adoption, and regain custody?

Once served, biological parents must present their defenses to the petition, in court. Failure to do so will likely result in the approval of the adoption petition even if the biological parents fail to appear at the final hearing.