Unfortunately, things can sometimes go terribly wrong when a birth mother changes her mind and challenges her adoption consent, or when the birth father decides to withhold his consent to an adoption. Whether you are an adoptive parent caught in adoption gone amuck by an unexpected objecting birth parent or a birth parent wanting to hold onto your parental rights and prevent an adoption from taking place, you need an experienced trial attorney who has litigated numerous cases and has a well-known command of the courtroom and evidentiary rules. Jeanne T. Tate and her staff have litigated numerous contested adoption matters, representing adoptive parents, biological parents, and adoption agencies, and have argued several cases before the Florida Supreme Court as well as the Florida district courts of appeal.
Contested adoption proceedings have five general stages:
For answers to your questions concerning contested adoption and your rights as a prospective adoptive parent or a birth parent, please contact Tate Healey Webster at [email protected] or 813.258.3355. The attorneys at Tate Healey Webster have focused their practice on adoption law for a combined total of over 120 years and have helped complete thousands of adoptions. Click HERE to learn what considerations to take into account when selecting an adoption attorney.
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