Many family law issues deal with the end of a relationship -- either through custody issues or with a divorce. However, family law also helps to grow families through adoption. Sometimes these adoptions are facilitated by private parties and happen when the children are infants. Other times, children are adopted from Florida's foster care system.
In this system children are cared for my foster parents until they are 18-years-old or until they are adopted. At age 18, if these children are not adopted then they are sent into the community and expected to live as adults.