Entry #1757: Same-sex adoption in Florida

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RegionFlorida
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusSingle only
Start Datepast
End DateJan 1, 1992
DescriptionFlorida §3.042 specifies any individual may adopt, but married couples may only adopt when engaged in a male/female marriage. Second-parent adoption is granted in some cases to same-sex parents, but it varies widely by judge and county. Second-parent adoption has only been ruled on in lower courts; no appellate court case law, nor state statute, dictates the legality of it.
SourcesFlorida §63.042 www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/florida


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