Agency Representation

Our team provides guidance to inter-country adoption agencies in a variety of matters related to Hague Accreditation and regulatory compliance. We are uniquely qualified to support and represent agencies, given our team’s prior experience as former agency professionals. We understand the complexities and heightened emotions involved in compliance with inter-country adoption laws and regulations. We have successfully handled both incoming Hague and Orphan (non-Hague) cases, out-going private and foster care placements, and the related immigration issues these situations invoke. We have guided agencies through the Hague Accreditation and Hague Renewal process.

In today’s ever-changing and often turbulent adoption and immigration climate, agencies may find themselves with matters pending before the Inter-country Adoption Accreditation and Maintenance Entity (IAAME) for a variety of reasons. Responding to regulatory requests can be overwhelming for agencies as they continue to conduct their usual business while navigating these legal and regulatory issues. We can help. We offer compassionate, competent and diligent support to adoption agencies. Our affordable consulting services can relieve your agency of the burden of navigating regulatory compliance so that you can concentrate on what you do best – building loving families through adoption.

Given our expertise in Florida adoption law combined with our agency experience, we frequently work alongside out-of-state adoption agencies or attorneys assisting birth or adoptive parents who reside in Florida. Generally, when a birth parent resides in one state and the prospective adoptive parent resides in another state, the adoptive placement must conform to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC). ICPC is a contract among all 50 states, the District of Colombia and the U.S. Virgin Islands with the purpose of protecting children who are adopted across state lines. We are experienced with ICPC placements (both sending and receiving), choice of law questions, finalizations and general Florida adoption-related questions.

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