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Florida mother accused of fraud in adoption case

On Behalf of | Aug 28, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Parents in Florida and across the country often face multiple difficult decisions that they must make. Some are even put in the extremely difficult position of deciding whether it might be in the best interest of their children to place them for adoption. Unfortunately, a woman is now accused of fraud in a case involving the potential adoption of her twins.

Reports indicate that the 31-year-old woman was the mother of six children when she became pregnant with twins. According to Love Adoption Life agency, she signed an agreement them in May 2019 to place the unborn twins for adoption. Reports claim that the woman was paid more than $7,000 as part of the adoption process.

However, the agency claims that the woman did not contact them upon the birth of the twins. Investigators further state that the social media posts made by the woman and the creation of an online gift registry are evidence that she never intended to proceed with the adoption. A couple reportedly spent more than $40,000 to facilitate the adoption.

The Florida woman is now facing fraud charges. Any parent can likely agree that adoption decisions are difficult ones to make and uncertainty is understandable. Regardless of the allegations made against the woman by investigators and the adoption agency, she is considered not guilty unless there is sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt — a standard that is often difficult to meet. An attorney with experience with cases involving allegations of white collar crimes can help this woman carefully consider her options and choose a path that is most appropriate to her individual circumstances.