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How Do I Adopt My Stepchild in Florida?


Adopting a step-child is a joyful event, but you need to ensure that all the proper steps are taken to finalize the step-parent adoption properly.  Chapter 63 of the Florida Statutes provides the procedures and steps for the step-parent adoption.  The process is started by filing a Petition signed and verified and will need a judgment terminating parental rights, or, if the adoptee is an adult or a minor relative or a stepchild of the petitioner, the address, if known of any person whose consent to the adoption is required.  If such person has not consented, the facts and circumstances to excuse the lack of consent to justify a termination of parental rights.

Petitions for the adoption of a step-child, a relative or an adult shall not require the filing of a separate judgment or separate proceeding terminating parenting rights pending adoption.  The final judgment of adoption shall have the effect of terminating parental rights simultaneously with the granting of the decree of adoption.  Within thirty (30) days after entry of a judgment of adoption a new birth record should be obtained.  The adoption creates the relationship between the adopted person and the petitioner and all relatives of the petitioner that would have existed if the adopted person were a blood descendant of the petition born within wedlock.

Whether you are thinking about adopting a step-child, need help finalizing one, or need legal counsel for a step-parent adoption-related matter, rest assured that our experienced and caring team will go the extra mile to make the case as stress-free as possible. You can count on our Melbourne, FL step-parent adoption attorneys to represent you effectively to finalize your step-parent adoption.

Call (321) 326-8232 or complete our online contact form today.

What Rights do Stepparents Have in Florida?

A stepparent who is particularly involved in their stepchild’s life may wish to formalize that bond by adopting the stepchild. By adopting your stepchild, you receive all the parental rights of a biological parent. Keep in mind that the child’s birth parent, unless deceased,  must consent to the adoption and relinquish their parental rights so that you can assume the role of parent. In that case, you would assume the full legal rights of parenthood.  There are circumstances in which consent can be waived.  It is critical that you have a skilled and experience attorney for your step-parent adoption.

At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., we are proud to represent stepparents in the adoption process.

Contact Us with Questions about Step Parent Adoption in Florida

To ensure your step-parent adoption goes as smoothly as possible both during the process and in the future, you will need an experienced step-parent adoption attorney. At the Figueroa Law Group, P.A., we offer the compassion and experience legal representation you are seeking.

Call us today at (321) 326-8232 to schedule your consultation with one of our attorneys.

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