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ADOPTION

If you are filing a Petition For Adoption, please note:

  • All records of Adoption are confidential and exempt from the provisions of Section 119.07 (1) Florida Statutes, except as provided in Section 63.162 F.S.
  • Subject to inspection only upon Order of Court, the Clerk & Comptroller's office cannot furnish information pertaining to Adoptions to customers. This includes the Attorney of Record and/or the petitioners.
  • Pursuant to Section 63.162 F.S., a Court Order is required allowing access to the Adoption file.
  • Along with the filing of the Petition for Adoption, you must complete parts A and B of the Certified Statement of Final Judgment of Adoption (Department of Health, Vital Statistics) and file it with the clerk. You must attach a check for $20.00 (made payable to Vital Statistics) to the Certified Statement. The Clerk & Comptroller will forward both to the State of Florida, Department of Heath, Vital Statistics; or you may mail a copy of the Certified Statement of Final Judgment along with payment to: State of Florida, Department of Heath, Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042. If you do not have this form, you may ask the Clerk & Comptroller for the form or contact the above address.