Florida Statute 63.042 identified who is eligible to adopt a child in the State of Florida. Those identified by the Statute include:
- A husband and wife jointly.
- An unmarried adult
- Same sex couples
- A married person without the other spouse joining as a petitioner, if the person to be adopted is not his or her spouse.
- The other spouse is a parent of the person to be adopted and consents to the adoption; or
- The failure of the other spouse to join in the petition or to consent to the adoption is excused by the court for good cause shown or in the best interest of the child.
No person eligible under this section shall be prohibited from adopting solely because such person possesses a physical disability or handicap, unless it is determined by the court or adoption entity that such disability or handicap renders such person incapable of serving as an effective parent.
If you have further questions about situations that may become an obstacle while trying to adopt a child, we can assist you with all of your adoption questions.
Building Families Adoption Agency assists those who are considering adopting a child. Please contact our office today by calling 863.937.9100 or by filling out our online submission form. We can help you prepare for, and guide you through the child adoption process.