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Gay & Lesbian Adoption

In September 2010, the Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal found that the Florida Statute banning a gay or lesbian individual from adopting a child in Florida is unconstitutional.

Although the Florida Statute 63.042(3) which states that "No person eligible to adopt under this statute may adopt if that person is a homosexual." remains "on the books", the 3rd DCA Court Ruling is currently the law of the land and a gay or lesbian individual may adopt a child in Florida.

A 2nd Parent Adoption is a legal process wherein the non-biological parent of a child who is being raised by same-sex parents may petition the court to adopt the child[ren], maintaining at the same time the biological parent's parental rights.

If you are in a same-sex relationship and have children, but are not the biological parent, and would like to learn more about 2nd Parent Adoptions in Florida, CONTACT our Florida LGBT Adoption Lawyers by email or call us at 904-685-1200 to discuss your situation today.

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