There are times when relatives are the best option for a child needing permanency. In the state of Florida, a relative adoption includes adoption by a sibling, grandparent, aunt or uncle. A relative adoption provides the relative with full legal parental rights of the child. Relative adoptions can occur at the time a child is born or when a child is older and a parent cannot continue to adequately care for the child. In other situations, a child has been living with a relative for many years and the relative desires to provide the child with permanency by becoming his or her legal parent.
All relative adoptions are different. Some relative adoptions are simplified, especially when both parents consent to the adoption. Others can be more difficult because one parent will not consent, or his or her whereabouts are unknown. In most situations, all family members want what is best for the child; however, there may be differing ideas on how to achieve it. Tammi can provide specialized legal advice and compassionate guidance in these situations.
Consistent with her philosophy, Tammi works to make relative adoptions affordable. She charges flat legal fees for uncontested relative adoptions. She also accepts credit cards for legal fees and is willing to work out payment plans when necessary.
Contact Tammi today for a free initial consultation regarding a relative adoption.