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Options for growing your family through adoption

According to the USA Today, the Children's Network of Southwest Florida and other champions of families celebrate National Adoption Day in district courtrooms each year. You may have been considering bringing another child into your family. The Law Office of Philip J. Schipani often helps families navigate the legal adoption process so that they may one day participate in the celebration.

The Children's Network of Southwest Florida is just one agency that annually joins the courtroom observance of successful public and private adoptions. Since 2004, its leaders have assisted with more than 1,400 adoptions in that region alone. While managing the area's child welfare system, the network helps foster children find permanent homes, effectively building up families at the same time. By choosing this route, you have time to develop a relationship with your child before and during the adoption process.

If you are considering adoption, private options are also available. Nonpublic procedures involve birth mothers choosing who the adoptive parents will be. Often the process starts during the pregnancy as you both begin learning about one another. Though the birth parents may not meet you until the baby comes, they can remain confident their little one will have a secure place to grow up. 

Whether you choose to adopt through public avenues or private, knowing the required steps can help make your journey a smoother one. Following through with home evaluations, parenting classes and other similar stipulations will take priority long before you can enjoy that final celebratory day in the courtroom. For more information about the legal aspects of the adoption process, visit our webpage.

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