Florida

PRE BIRTH OR POST BIRTH ORDER

Post-birth

Process begins in the last two months of the pregnancy.  Once the case is filed, the issuance of the judgment can take 3-5 days.

 


Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married Same-Sex Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent (match w/single GC)

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

No Bio Connections


Acceptance of California Pre-birth order

No.


Birth Certificates

Timing - The typical time frame is 6-8 weeks.

Title - Parents can choose to be listed as father, parent, or mother.

GC - The initial birth certificate can include the name of the GC with the name of an IP.  The birth certificate can later be revised to remove the name of the GC.


statutes / case law

Gestational Surrogacy is permitted by statute, Ch.742.15 FL Stat..

Is there a statute or published case law that addresses the rights of a donor over the resulting eggs, sperm, embryo or child?  Yes. Ch.742.14 FL Stat. addresses the donation of eggs, sperm, and pre-embryos.

 

Venue

County of the child's birthplace, county of the Intended Parent's residence, county of the Gestational Surrogate’s residence, or county agreed to by the parties.

Do results vary by venue?  Yes.

Are motions to waive venue accepted?  Yes.


Electronic signatures / e-notarizaTIONS

Traditional signatures and traditional notarizations or electronic signatures and electronic notarizations are accepted.


Second / step parent adoptions

Can the non-biological parent in a same-sex couple obtain a second parent adoption based solely on the fact that the child was born in the state (i.e., neither of the Intended Parents lives in the state)?  Yes; however, Intended Parents should have a temporary Florida address for a minimum of 6-8 weeks preceding the adoption hearing.

Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to heterosexual couples living in the state?  Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  No.

Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to same-sex couples living in the state?  Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  No.


of counsel

Robert T. Terenzio

Law Offices of Robert T. Terenzio

1802 North Alafaya Trail

Orlando, FL 32826

(407) 992-6600

robert@robertterenzio.com

http://robertterenzio.com/