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Important information about filing an adoption in Florida.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN FLORIDA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their Florida step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.

Completing a stepparent adoption in Florida doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.

Florida step parent adoption

Helping the entire State of Florida in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in Florida and recommended by court clerks.

We help families in every city of Florida, including: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Cape Coral, Gainesville, Hollywood, Miramar, Clearwater, Palm Bay, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Lakeland, Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, and every other city in Florida.

Important information about filing an adoption in Florida.

A stepparent adoption in Florida can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:

  • > New name is established (if desired)
  • > New birth certificate
  • > Two legal parents active in the child’s life
  • > Ability to inherit from adoptive parent

The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child’s new birth certificate will show the child’s new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child’s mother and father.

If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

  • > Stepmother, or
  • > Stepfather

A stepparent in Florida can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child’s parent.

In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.

Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:

  • > Abandonment of the child
  • > Lack of financial support
  • > Sustained lack of contact
  • > Abuse or neglect of minor children
  • > Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child’s consent

In Florida, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.

We have listed the address for some of the Florida Courts below.

Florida Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.

The adoption is fairly simple:

  • > Complete our online questionnaire
  • > Review and sign the adoption forms
  • > Notice the absent parent
  • > Sign all consents
  • > Complete background check (if required)
  • > Complete home-study (if required)
  • > Attend final adoption hearing

We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in Florida

FLORIDA COURT LOCATIONS:

Here is the information for all of the courts in Florida that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.

Miami-Dade County Courthouse: T73 West Flagler Street, Suite # 242 | Miami, Florida 33130 Telephone: (305) 275-1155

Hillsborough County: George E. Edgecomb Courthouse 800 East Twiggs Street Tampa, Florida 33601 (813) 276-8100 Ext. 4358 Fax: (813) 272-6792

Duval County Courthouse:330 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 Tel: (904) 630-2230

Leon County Courthouse:301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL. 32302 Tel: (850) 577-4000 Fax: (850) 577-4013

Orange County County Courthouse:425 N. Orange Avenue, P.O. Box 4994, Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 836-2000 Fax: (407) 836-2269

Sarasota County Circuit Court:Sarasota County Courthouse 2000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236 Phone: (941) 861-7400

Pinellas County Circuit Court:Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 Phone: (727) 464-3341; Civil: 727-464-3267

Escambia County Circuit Court:M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 Governmental Center, Pensacola, FL 32502 Phone: 850-595-4130 (civil)

Alachua County Circuit Court:Alachua County Family / Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32602-0600 Phone: (352) 374-3636

Volusia County Circuit Court:Volusia County Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama, DeLand, FL 32724 Phone: (386)736-5915 (general) (386) 736-5907 (civil)

Broward County Circuit Court:Broward County Judicial Complex, 201 SE 6th Street, Ft Lauderdale, Fl. 33301 Phone: (954) 831-6565 (civil)

Collier County Circuit Court:3301 E. Tamiami Trail, Bldg. L / 5th Floor, Naples, FL. 34112 Phone: (239) 252-2745 Fax: 239-252-2755

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in Florida are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in Florida We help families throughout Florida complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Pembroke Pines, Cape Coral, Gainesville, Hollywood, Miramar, Clearwater, Palm Bay, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Lakeland, Davie, Plantation, Sunriseand all the other cities in Florida.

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