FOSTER ADOPTION CONT.
Adoption subsidies are monthly payments to adoptive families,from
the time of finalization until the child turns 18. These monthly payments
subsidize the costs of raising a child adopted from the foster care
system. Having an advocate to help you negotiate adoption subsidy
may be beneficial to ensure you are fully prepared to provide for your
child’s medical costs. but not time off work for the parent. A child from
a hard place may have behavioral challengers that requires special
therapies and lifestyle changes as the child grows older.
Foster Parent Rights
The foster care agencies, attorneys for the state of Florida and
guardians and litem recognize the importance of foster parents
and try to support foster parents as well as they can, given their
competing interests and responsibilities. Nevertheless, the system
does not always get it right and sometimes foster parents are given
information or advice that are not correct. For example, foster parents
may be told that a child they have parented for two years is going to
be moved to a relative’s care, that blood relative are given priority
at all stages of the dependency process, and that there is nothing
they can do. They may be told that they cannot be heard is court
or submit any documents to the court.
Under Florida law, foster parents do have rights in certain
circumstances to be heard in court and actively particular. People
who tell you otherwise do not do so out of bad faith, but out of a
misunderstanding of the law. The right advocate can provide helpful
information to clarify positions and negotiate a solutions.
Florida recognize that even after losing custody of a child, biological
parents retain some rights to direct the upbringing of their child one of
these rights concerns the rights to select an adoptive family and this is
described in Florida law as an “Intervention.” Katie Jay, P.A. may be
retained to advocate for or oppose an Intervention. An Intervention is
best done early in a dependency proceeding (soon after a child has)
been taken into state custody). The greater the delay, the more difficult
it will be for the child to move to a new family. This is especially
important in cases where the child is placed with “pre-adoptive”
caregivers-that is, caregivers who are willing to adopt the child
if parental rights to the child are terminated.
A private, voluntary surrender is better for biological parents not
only because it is not punitive in nature like a state surrender, but
because allowing biological parents to select the adoptive family
is more empowering. Raising a child within their biological family
gives the adoptee child more access to his or her heritage.
including culture, religion and family connections.
Biological parents may also decide to choose non-relatives, which
they may do by contacting a private adoption agency or adoption
attorney who has a list of waiting families, all home study approved.
By doing so a parent may carefully review many families and
choose one based on their own criteria. A parent may, for example
great opportunities, and embraces open adoption, Kate Jay, P.A.
does not match non-relative families but mentions this option
because it is an important right that parents in Florida have.