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Florida Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
§§63.022-63.301; No

Who May be Adopted
Any person

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
12 years and older unless court dispenses with consent in best interest of the child

Who may Adopt
An unmarried adult who is not homosexual. Married person must be joined by spouse unless such spouse is parent and consents, or failure to join in consent is excused.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
90 days

State Agency/COurt
Dept. of Health & Rehabilitative Services/Circuit

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
1 year

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