Reginald Black

Feb 20, 2017

I can\'t say enough about Kathleen Gingrich. I needed her services at a very difficult time in my life. ...

Deb Hoffert

Feb 08, 2017

I can not say enough great things about this law firm. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, professional and above all else ...

John Arena

Feb 01, 2017

Peter Russo and the staff at his firm have handled my personal and professional business for almost a decade. His ...

rick scott

Feb 01, 2017

Peter was easy to work with and handled my case first class. He was knowledgeable about my case (possible age ...

Jenn Spears Brenize

Feb 01, 2017

Peter is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive, yet even-tempered. He is professional, diligent, and compassionate, and responsive to his clients\' ...

Lars Beck

Feb 26, 2021

I have full confidence that Kathleen understands our business, and that she provides super advice that positions us. She is ...

Jay Himes

Feb 23, 2021

Kara and her Paralegal Ann were both very helpful with what we needed to accomplish. Communication was excellent and everything ...

Robinette Butts

Sep 01, 2020

Very positive, helpful beyond words of thankfulness for the time I needed expertise a nd guidance. THANK you, again Kathleen. ...

Rebecca Foote

Aug 07, 2020

Kara Haggerty is always a pleasure to work with. She is knowledgeable, responsive and fights for her clients. I personally ...


Aug 05, 2020

Kara Haggerty was fantastic from start to finish. She demonstrated her expertise and made her client the priority. Cannot recommend ...

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Teen Seeks Adoptive Parents From Pulpit

Teen Seeks Adoptive Parents From Pulpit

In Pennsylvania and other states, adoption of a child may be a complex process. In Florida, a 15-year-old boy has taken the matter into his own hands and is trying to find a family to adopt him.

The boy was born in jail to a mother who was not able to care for him. He has been moved from one foster home to another and is now living in a group home with 12 other youths. In June of this year, he learned, with the aid of a library computer, that his mother had died. Knowing that she was never going to come take care of him ignited a change in the boy. He dropped 40 pounds, learned to control his temper and started doing better in school.

Now, he has taken one more step toward finding a permanent home. Wearing a borrowed suit, he went to St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, to ask if anyone would be interested in adopting him. He was invited to address the congregation, and he presented his quest for a family to the church members. A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Children and Families Suncoast region said that making his pitch to the congregation was the boy’s idea and reported that over 300 phone calls have now been received inquiring about his situation.

Many adoptions have a touching, human side, but adoption is also a legal process. An attorney knowledgeable in the adoption laws of the state may be able to assist with the required paperwork and filings when a person or couple is considering the adoption of a child or teen.

Source: People, “Florida Boy Goes to Church to Find Someone to Adopt Him“, K. C. Blumm, October 17, 2013

Teen Seeks Adoptive Parents From Pulpit

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