Serving DeLand, Daytona Beach, Orlando & Central Florida for over 30 years

Attorney Richard S. Jackson
Welcome to the Law Office of Richard S. Jackson

Florida Bar # 510718
101 North Woodland Blvd.
Suite 217
Deland, Florida 32720

Richard "Jake" Jackson is a Board Certified Adoption Attorney. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985 and has been in private practice in Volusia County since that time. In 1991 Mr. Jackson established his own law office in DeLand, Florida. His practice is concentrated primarily in the areas of Adoption, Juvenile Law, and Criminal Defense. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Florida Adoption Council and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Visit our firm website at

OUR ADOPTION PROGRAM handles all aspects of the adoption process from start to finish. We make every effort to accommodate the desires and expectations of the birth parents and the adoptive parents, and we ensure that all legal requirements are fulfilled in a professional and ethical manner. We encourage open and responsible communication between birth and adoptive parents when all parties are willing to have an "open" or "semi-open" adoption; however, we respect your privacy and we are able to obtain required information discreetly if you prefer to maintain strict confidentiality.

What choices do you have? There are many choices in adoption today. We are able to educate you about your options and help you make choices that are right for you.

Services available for all types of Adoption:
* 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)
* IntraState/Interstate Adoption
* Relative or Step-Parent Adoption
* Adult Adoption
* Referral for Homestudy/Post Placement Supervision Services
* Referral for Counseling
* Expenses for Birth Mother (as allowed by law)
*Finalization of Juvenile Court/Foster Care Adoptions

All our prospective adoptive families have been pre-screened and have active homestudies. A Homestudy is a written report completed by a licensed Social Worker approving child placement for an adoptive family. This report requires background screening by local and state law enforcement and by the state Department of Children and Families, and extensive investigation to ensure financial, physical and emotional stability of the adoptive family.

To Read More about Adoption check out my Articles:

Foster Care Adoption Article

Relative Adoptions in Florida

Step-Parent Adoptions in Florida

What To Expect When You’re Expecting To Place Your Baby For Adoption In Florida