Based in Florida, we foster both open and closed adoptions, and work with families throughout the United States.

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Birth Mother Experience

If you’ve found yourself on our website, you may have reached a point in your life where you could use some compassionate assistance. We want to provide you with quick answers regarding choosing adoption. Facing an adoption can be one of the most trying times of a woman’s life. Let us be there for you as you endure such an emotional process. So many questions must be flooding your mind. Is adoption the right choice for my baby and I?  Can I choose the family I want for my baby? How are adoptive families screened? How much are the costs for adoption? These are just some of the many questions you may be asking yourself during this fragile time. Fret not! We are just a phone call away, at zero cost to you, to confidentially help you further understand all of your options as a mother.

 First and foremost, we’re here to help and guide you through every step of the emotional, yet rewarding, process of adoption. Discussing all possible choices for you and your baby can be very uplifting and helpful. Our passion in our offices is to educate and work closely with expectant mothers to ensure the very best life you and your baby deserve! We understand with all our hearts that you may be experiencing confusion, sadness and fear and that is ok! Our job is to help turn those feelings into peace, happiness and confidence.

Furthermore, there is no such thing as a “typical” unexpected pregnancy. Every situation has its own unique circumstances and challenges. For example, open and closed adoption may have a completely different meaning to you than it does to another expectant mother. However, connecting with you and creating a personal relationship will help us to find the very best options for your adoption experience! There is room for financial assistance toward your personal expenses, as well as other available resources to help support you through your journey. Our promise is to stand alongside you every step of the way! One of our main goals is to help you better understand what your specific options are and fulfill your desires as a mother.

We look forward to sharing an open, honest, caring and compassionate conversation with you regarding all of your adoption questions or concerns. Call  954-270-2787 or send a quick email anytime for more information or simply just to talk, absolutely judgment free. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We will never pressure you. It’s our pleasure to always treat you with love, respect and compassion. Everything we discuss is always 100% confidential. If you or someone you know is in need of answers, feel free to call or text 24/7 for direct and immediate attention: 954-270-2787 or email us by clicking this link.  We stand ready to help women and families throughout the continental USA!



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Adoptive Parents

Adoption is a wonderful way to create a family. Being selected is very exciting but it also involves complicated legal proceedings. As such, proper legal advice is essential no matter which type of adoption you are pursuing.

Our services include

Individual birthmother representation

Domestic private placement adoptions (newborn, infants, toddlers, older children, siblings, multiples

Step-parent and relative adoptions

Adult adoptions

Domestication of foreign judgements of adoption,

Litigation of contested adoptions

Department of Children and Families (DCF) Interventions

Agency and Intermediary legal defense representation and surrogacy


Become an adoptive parent

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Ellen found us both of our children. Extremely professional and caring. Everything went smoothly legally. Maggy her social worker was amazing too! Forever grateful.


Ellen Kaplan you have no idea how thankful I am for you! You are an answered prayer times 100!! Your heart, your drive and your willingness to give of yourself literally is incredible! We wouldn’t have made it to this day without you! You spent all-nighters on our case, writing, reading, researching to help serve justice for our girls that wouldn’t have had a voice without you! You were a warrior in a battle up against so many- in a courtroom that seemed so one-sided! You were strong, bold courageous and willing! You were kind loving and supportive to my family! You just out did yourself in so many ways! I will forever be thankful to your legal representation, your generosity and our forever friendship!! We love you auntie Ellen, grandma and forever family. Thank-you – thank-you-thank you.


In 2017, my husband & I contacted Ellen Kaplan’s office in hoping to start the initial adoption process. To our surprise, we matched with an expectant mom almost immediately. After a very long wait with our first adoption, this was a huge relief! Ellen, Lyn & Maggy were extremely helpful & supportive throughout the entire process. The wonderful support given to our son’s birth mom was very much appreciated. Our sweet baby boy is such a joy! I highly recommend Ms. Ellen Kaplan to any prospective adoptive families. ❤️

Ellen is an amazing woman to have on your side. Thank you for all you did to build a family!!!


“Ellen, Lynn, Jim, and Maggie were there for me every step of the way. My case was complicated and time consuming but Ms.Kaplan fought for my rights and my precious baby is now prospering and growing with her loving adoptive parents.
Thank you to Kaplan and her staff forever!”

-Anonymous Birth Mother

“My name is Danyelle and I would recommend Ellen Kaplan to anyone in the world, I could never have asked for better supportive friends thru my double experience of going thru adoption and I look forward to helping any mothers thru this decision I love each and everyone of the women that work for her and with her.”


“My teenage sister was pregnant and decided on adoption. Ellen provided encouragement and guidance and took great care finding just the right adoptive parents. My sister gets to hear how her baby is doing and she is very happy with her choice. I hope less people choose abortion and instead, seek adoption service like Ellen Kaplan provides.”


“Thank you for the understanding compassion and love you show me and have showed me throughout the process of my adoption plan. Throughout my pregnancy and for being by my side at the hospital every moment. That really meant a lot to me. I’m not going to lie, at one point I thought I wasn’t sure I could go through with it. There’s no way I could take him home. I knew I had to put the needs of my baby before the wants of my own like the quote your office uses. The adoptive parents I chose will be wonderful parents and I find comfort in that. Thank you for the comfort and the talk you gave me at the hospital, for the love you all showed me and my kids. We love you. Hugs and love,”


“Marcie and I attended the meeting. While the reason to attend was to get the discount we learned a lot and felt very good about using her on our adoption journey.  She seemed to advocate for the adoptive parents.  She also had a lot of knowledge and good advice.  We are going to complete her package today.”

Mac and Marcie Singletary

“I love how Ellen meshes her background as a labor and delivery nurse with her current passion as an attorney. I found her to be very compassionate to all parties in the adoption triad, knowledgeable, and passionate about helping families grow through adoption. She also had an adoption consultant and a social worker on the call who chimed in with advice. The social worker went through all the steps of home study and how to update. Ellen went through how to start the adoption process, profiles, and how her office approaches adoption, and advice on choosing preferences (divide into 3 categories: totally fine, can’t live with it, maybe, but case by case). She also reviewed the differences between agency vs private vs self match. We discussed covid19 and it’s current impact. She also gave advice on how to approach each situation which is the segment David and I found particularly helpful. She had one of her former clients, Goldie, a birth mom who placed twins about a 14 months ago. I really enjoyed her perspective as well, especially when discussing open adoption and her relationship with the family vs. another birth mom, Kristen, who placed 13 years ago in an open adoption, and how her needs and relationship changed.”

David and Jen Kirkley

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I’m Ellen Kaplan

Practicing attorney since 1991. I am a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. My services include domestic private placement adoptions (newborn, infants, toddlers, older children, siblings, multiples), step-parent and relative adoptions, adult adoptions, individual birth mother representation, domestication of foreign judgments of adoption, litigation of contested adoptions, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Interventions, Agency and Intermediary legal defense representation, and Surrogacy. In addition to being an attorney, I’m also a registered nurse who has worked extensively in the field of labor and delivery.


Birth Mother

Giving LIFE to a child, giving LOVE to a child, giving HOPE to a child, giving MORE FAMILY to a child.

So much giving – never giving up.

-Terra Cooper

Love is UNSELFISHLY choosing for another’s highest good.

-C.S. Lewis

A mother’s love for her child is like no other love.

To be able to put that feeling aside because you want the best for your child is the most unselfish thing I know.

-Natasha, Adoptions Birth Mother

You have given someone the gift of life, and someone else a child to love.


Primary Office

The Law Offices of Ellen M. Kaplan, P.A.
9900 West Sample Road, Third Floor
Coral Springs, Florida 33065


The Law Offices of Ellen M. Kaplan, P.A.
14260 West Newberry Road, #342
Newberry, Florida 32669


The Law Offices of Ellen M Kaplan, P.A.
2602-30 Isabella Boulevard
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

The Law Offices of Ellen M Kaplan, P.A.

555 West Granada Boulevard Suite C5

Ormond Beach, Florida, 32174