An Adoption Story

Lee and Sarah, an adoption storyWe have had the distinct pleasure of having been represented by Joseph Martinez during the adoption process of our newborn son. The level of service, attention to detail, availability, and guidance has been more than ideal. Throughout the lengthy and complicated process, Mr. Martinez continually went above and beyond. He has our deepest gratitude for giving us the son and the family we dreamed of having… Mr. Martinez explained the adoption process from start to finish. From the home inspections, events that would take place in the hospital, to the biological parents’ forfeiture of parental rights, and to the last day in court when the adoption was finalized – we had a clear path to achieve our goal. Mr. Martinez’s experience, guidance and expertise proved invaluable.

Two days after our son’s birth, as we sat in the hospital waiting for the discharge and for the biological mother to sign the appropriate paperwork, we ran into complications from two different directions. The hospital wanted to investigate an EKG reading before releasing our son and the biological mother’s family began an intense effort to persuade her to not give the baby up for adoption. Mr. Martinez arrived at the hospital and spent more than 12 hours with us through an emotional and stressful period… He respectfully discussed and met with the biological family and openly talked with all of us about the options and moving forward. He capitalized on the fact that the absent biological had been found and met with him to secure his signature. Most importantly, he put everyone at ease in a difficult time and we drove home with our son that evening.

We will forever be grateful for the exceptional level of service we received, persistence, and empathy. If you are adopting in the Tampa Bay area, whether the situation is as complicated as ours or not, we highly recommend Joseph Martinez to represent you.

~ Lee and Sarah
Valrico, FL