Florida’s Adoptive Parental Rights

Florida’s Adoptive Parental Rights

Adopting a child is a joyous occasion that expands your family with love. If you’re interested in becoming an adoptive parent in this state, read on to learn about your rights and options.

Florida Adoption Laws

In the state of Florida, anyone who lives and works in the state, has good character, and has the ability to provide for a child may become an adoptive parent. Both single adults and married couples may adopt if they meet the aforementioned requirements. Additionally, a stepparent may adopt their spouse’s children.

Adoptive Parents’ Rights

Once the adoption of your child has been finalized, you assume all rights and responsibilities for the child, and the birth parents’ rights and responsibilities are terminated.

If you’d like to change the child’s name, you may get a Florida court order to amend the name. The child’s birth certificate would then be amended in the state where the child was born. Once you receive the child’s new birth certificate, you may apply for a new Social Security number and a passport for the child.

Interested in Adoption? Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in adopting a child into your family, our Jacksonville family law attorneys are here to help. We have the experience and knowledge to make the process flow as smoothly as possible. We can assist you with a variety of adoption matters, including the following:

  • Adult adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Foster child adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • Grandparent adoptions
  • Foreign adoptions

Contact Owenby Law, P.A. at (904) 770-3141 to learn how we can assist you.


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