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If you are filing a Petition for Adoption, please note the below.

  • 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.

  • Once the Adoption has been finalized, you must complete parts A and B of the Certified Statement of Final Judgment of Adoption - Department of Health, Vital Statistics #527 form and file it with the clerk. The Clerk will submit this form electronically to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

  • To obtain a new/amended birth certificate after the finalization of an Adoption, you must complete the Department of Health (DOH) #429 form, attach a check for $20.00 (made payable to Vital Statistics) and mail it to: State of Florida, Department of Health, Vital Statistics – Attn: Amendment Section P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.

  • Refer to Administrative Order 5.105 for additional information.

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