Adoptions & Termination of Parental Rights

Adoption cases and Termination of Parental Rights cases can be filed with the Clerk's Family Law Division.

All papers and records pertaining to adoptions, including the original birth certificate, are confidential and subject to inspection only on order of the court. The court files, records, and papers in adoptions of a minor are indexed only in the name of the petitioner. The name of the minor is not noted on any docket, index, or other record outside the court file. See Florida Statutes 63.022 and 63.162.

Additional Information

For information on private and international adoption agencies within Florida, please call the Florida Adoption Information Center at 800-96-ADOPT (800-962-3678 ).