Pregnant or Parenting: 5 Questions You MUST Ask an Adoption Lawyer

Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Are you an adoptive parent looking to start an adoption journey?  If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you will need an adoption lawyer. Why Do I Need to Consult an Adoption Attorney? Although many adoptions go through seamlessly, others hit a…

Navigating the Cost of Adoption

Navigating the Cost of Adoption Adoption costs in the U.S. vary widely and can cost anywhere from $0 to $50,000 or more, depending on the type of adoption.  Money to help defray the cost of adoption is available from both governmental and private-sector sources. These are the major ones: Federal…

APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT FOR A CHILD TO BE ADOPTED

APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT FOR A CHILD TO BE ADOPTED Sometimes the adoptive family may need to travel internationally before the adoption is finalized and before an amended birth certificate is issued after the finalization of the adoption. In Florida, to obtain a passport before finalization, you will need: A…
Adoption Tax Credit

IRS Audits of Adoption Tax Credits

IRS AUDITS OF ADOPTION TAX CREDIT  The Adoption Tax Credit was created by Congress in 1996 to encourage adoption by helping offset the costs. This laudable objective is being destabilized according to a report released by Fox News that 70% of taxpayers claiming the adoption tax credit were audited by…

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER Law Office(s) of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Jul 25, 2022, 11:17 ET TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Law Office, P.A. of Jeanne T. Tate is honored to announce that its managing partner has been…
Adoption Tax Credit

Claim Your Adoption Tax Credits

Claim your adoption, child, and stimulus tax credits in 2022.  If your family finalized an adoption in 2021, Heart of Adoptions Alliance has great ways to find financial relief. When visiting with your accountant or tax preparer, ask about the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Stimulus Tax Credits. You…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast EP2: 2 Dads + 1 Adoption = A Family Full of Pride!

This amazing family is breaking down stereotypes about adoption in the LGBTQ+ community, and sharing their adoption journey with Podcast Host and Board Certified Adoption Attorney Nicole Moore. Between discussing the legalization of gay marriage and adoption, Charlotte's adorable viral TikTok video, Aaron's wise advice, and Ben's new gig as…

Robert Webster Prevails at Trial

Florida Adoption Attorney Robert Webster prevailed in a very difficult trial involving a four-year-old boy who has been in the custody of his adoptive parents since birth. As in all cases, the stakes were high- especially since the adoptive parents had already adopted the child’s sibling. The court wrote a…

Subsidy: What You Need To Know

We often get questions from clients, especially those adopting out of the foster care system, about adoption subsidy. Although the following is not intended as legal advice and though we strongly encourage clients to consult with subsidy experts (like those at Heart of Adoptions, Inc., please consider this helpful information…