Adoptions in Florida are governed by Chapter 63 of the Florida Statutes. The law allows an adult to become the legal parent of another person (usually a minor). Through the adoption, the parental rights of the current legal parent are sometimes terminated. All adoptions must be finalized by a Court.
The type of adoption depends on the person or people adopting, the person being adopted, and the relationship among them. We help people with stepparent adoptions, relative and grandparent adoptions, and adoptions for same-sex couples.