Florida Adoption Laws
|Code Section||§§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.|
|Home Residency Required Prior to Finalization of Adoption?||90 days|
|State Agency/Court||Dept. of Health & Rehabilitative Services/Circuit|
|Statute of Limitations to Challenge||1 year|
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