FAC Events

Avoiding Liability for Agencies and Attorneys

This presentation will explore the concept of wrongful adoption, whether in tort or in contract, which can result in liability for the agency as a result of its intentional or negligent failure to provide adoptive parents with full or accurate information regarding the child's physical or psychological background as well as the types of damages awarded in these settings. It will also delve into the use of exculpatory clauses in contracts and legal and medical risk agreements that can lessen an agency's liability. Finally, this presentation will explore the tort of tortious interference with a parental relationship which can create liability for an adoption agency who fails to properly address the rights of a birth parent. Disrupted and dissolved adoptions are beyond the scope of this article. 2 CLE credits are expected to be offered for FL licensed attorneys

Presenter: Jeanne T. Tate, Esq.

Avoiding Liability for Agencies and Attorneys

June 4, 2021 10:00 am

FLORIDA ADOPTION COUNCIL

ADOPTION SERVICES

ADOPTION ATTORNEYS

Adoption is entirely state law, so Florida licensed attorneys who are members are FAC can provide legal advice regarding Florida’s adoption… Read more.

ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS

Some FAC members work in the field of adoption but are not licensed attorneys or agencies. They may be licensed social workers, mental… Read more.

ADOPTION AGENCIES

Agencies licensed by the State of Florida to provide adoption services may also be members of FAC. Agencies may provide home study services… Read more.

FEATURED BLOG ARTICLES

Knowledge is power. FAC encourages its members, prospective adoptive parents, birth parents, and the public in general to be in the know about adoption. Articles and blog posts regarding adoption are included on the FAC website to disseminate important and timely information on issues, events, and individuals affecting adoption.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esq.

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esq.

President, Board of Directors

Elizabeth R. Berkowitz, Esquire is an attorney with an extensive and exclusive practice in the area of adoption law... Read more.

Madonna M. Finney

Madonna M. Finney

Legislative Chair, Board of Directors

MADONNA is a Florida Board Certified Adoption Attorney who limits her practice to adoption law. She is a... Read more.

Tammi Driver

Tammi Driver

Board Member at Large

Tammi is a Florida Board Certified Adoption Attorney who limits her practice to adoption law. She is a... Read more.

Robert L. Webster III, Esq.

Robert L. Webster III, Esq.

Vice President, Board of Directors

Rob is a board-certified adoption attorney with Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Rob’s practice focuses almost solely on...Read more.

Alice H. Murray, Esq.

Alice H. Murray, Esq.

Secretary, Board of Directors

Alice H. Murray has been handling domestic, non-relative infant adoptive placements for over 30 years as an attorney... Read more.

Angela Quick, MPA

Angela Quick, MPA

Board Member at Large

Angela Quick, MPA is the Executive Director of Adoption & Family Support Center, LLC. The Center, with locations in ... Read more.

Mark Livings

Mark Livings

Board Member at Large

Mark Livings is theCEO and Founder CAIRS SOLUTIONS LLC / CAIRS SOLUTIONS PVT. INDIA, Mark is a seasoned IT executive with a strong strategy and technical orientation. He demonstrated... Read more.

Steve Price

Steve Price

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Steve Price is a past president of the Florida Adoption Council and currently the board treasurer. Read more.

Ellen Kaplan

Ellen Kaplan

Board Member at Large

Ellen Kaplan has been a practicing attorney since 1991 and is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar.  Read more.