As a Board Certified Adoption Lawyer, Jake Jackson provides services for all types of domestic adoptions:

  • Newborn Infants or Older Children
  • Identified (pre-matched) or Independent Adoption
  • Matching of Birth Family with compatible Adoptive Family
  • “Open”, “Semi-Open” and “Closed” Adoptions (this refers to the degree of contact and communication between the Birth Parents and the Adoptive Family)
  • Interstate (ICPC) or Intrastate (Florida) Adoption
  • Relative or Step-Parent Adoption
  • Adult Adoption
  • Referral for Homestudy/Post Placement Supervision Services
  • Counseling and Expenses for Birth Mother

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Member of Florida Adoption Council

Jake Jackson is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney serving clients in DeLand, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Central Florida, and throughout the State of Florida. In addition, Jake Jackson is an adoption attorney handling interstate adoptions for clients in other states across the Country.

DeLand Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson has been certified by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Adoption Law.

Board Certification is the Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys. Certification recognizes the attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in a particular area of the law, as well as the attorney's professionalism and ethics in practice.

Adoption lawyers handle legal issues related to adoption placements and termination of parental rights.   If you need an adoption lawyer but aren’t sure which one to hire, ask about Board Certification.  Only Florida Bar Board Certified adoption lawyers may call themselves board certified experts or board certified specialists in this area. 

Board Certified lawyers: “Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.”  Learn more about Board Certification in Adoption Law Click Here


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