Legal Toolkit Florida Adoption and Surrogacy

What to Ask About Adoption and Surrogacy

a

What percentage of your practice is focused on adoption or surrogacy?

b

How many years of experience with adoption or surrogacy law do you have?

c

What kind of specific experience do you have with the type of adoption I am considering (domestic, interstate, international, private, etc)?

d

How many adoption or surrogacy proceedings have you handled? How many have failed?

e

With what adoption agencies do you work?

f

Have you handled interstate adoptions previously?

g

Do you have adoptive family profiles to review (for birth parents) and have your adoptive families been pre-approved by a Probate court home-study?

h

What are the laws regarding the Termination of Parental Rights in Florida?

i

What kind of medical fees and expenses will be my responsibility?

j

What pre-adoption and post-adoption services do you provide to adoptive parents and birthparents and what is the average wait time for an adoptive family?

k

How are your adoption fees structured, do you accept payment plans and what are my other options for financing the adoption?

l

What kind of court fees can I expect for adoption? What is the procedure in court for finalizing an adoption?