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Adopt my granddaughter

by Grandparent
(Lee County, Florida)

She is currently in foster care, going through the State of Florida's court process & I want to adopt her, do I have to wait for this process or can I go ahead and file papers for adoption ?
Please advise. Thank you.

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Termination of Parental Rights/Adoption
by: Anonymous

Chapter 39 of Florida Statutes deals with termination of parental rights. In order to adopt, you must have grounds which are outlined in detail in Chapter 39. This is your first administrative step. Chapter 69 Florida Statutes deals with the grounds in which grandparents can adopt.

There is no reason from an administrative standpoint that you cannot start the paperwork you are inquiring about while your granddaughter is being processed through the "system".

I am not a lawyer and I can't give legal advice but the Florida Supreme Court has provided forms with which I can assist you in your efforts. If you need some assistance, please feel free to contact me.

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