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Private Adoptions in Florida

Our Experienced Okaloosa County Adoption Lawyers Can Help

By choosing to adopt, you are making the decision to give a child the life they deserve. Every child needs a loving home and at Chesser & Barr, P.A., we admire your decision to bring a child into your family. As with most worthy endeavors, however, the path to adoption is often riddled with a wide range of legal aspects that can be difficult to navigate without the assistance of a dedicated attorney.

With Chesser & Barr, P.A. on your side, you can expect representation that is diligent, compassionate, and committed. Since 1978, our team has continuously served the interests of our local communities and consistently offers effective solutions to solve the most complex legal problems.

Call our firm today at (850) 610-7471 to speak with a member of our team.

Advantages of a Private Adoption

A private or independent adoption does not require the involvement of an adoption agency – your lawyer is the “middle man” who goes between the birth parents and the adoptive parents. With the help of an adoption attorney, a private adoption can help you maneuver through any legal obstacles that may come up during the process.

Benefits of a private adoption can also include:

  • Avoid long waiting lists: Typically private adoptions are completed and finalized within a year of initiating the process.
  • Less restriction: Agencies often have extremely strict criteria that the adoptive parents are required to meet. With a private adoption, the course the adoption process takes is up to the adoptive parents and birth parents of the child.
  • Direct communication: Either you or your lawyer will be communicating with the birth parents directly, which can reassure adoptive parents who are worried that the adoption may fall through before it’s finalized.

Take The First Step With Us Today

The Okaloosa County adoption lawyers at our firm have more than 30 years of experience in successfully handling a wide range of adoption cases. The process will involve a high volume of paperwork that can quickly become extremely complicated, but our team is here to help guide you every step of the way.

We treat our clients with a level of respect and care one would receive from a family member or close friend. Contact our law office today to schedule a confidential consultation.

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A History of Proven Legal Advocacy

For decades, the Okaloosa County attorneys at Chesser & Barr, P.A. have been committed to providing clients with results-oriented representation. Our clients come to us when facing sensitive legal issues and they seek cost-effective, practical, and efficient resolutions. Since our firm’s founding, we have always put the rights and interests of our clients first, and this is reflected by our happy clients, proven results, and professional accolades.

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