by Lauren from Panama City, Florida, Bay County
I believe I've found all the forms I need to initiate the adult adoption process, as I'd like for my stepdad to adopt me.
I just want to make sure I have all the correct forms and the correct process before I proceed.
These are the forms I've found:
Are there any forms I'm missing for the adult adoption process?
all the appropriate forms are completed do I just file them at the
courthouse? Thank you for all your help!
These are the forms you have found:
• Form 12.981(c)(1) Petition for Adult Adoption by Stepparent;
• Form 12.981(a)(2) Consent of Adoptee;
• Form 12.981(c)(2) Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adult Adoptee's Spouse; and,
• Form 12.981(a)(1) Consent and Waiver by Parent.
The last form listed, the Consent and Waiver by Parent is not required for adult adoptions in Florida.
The biological parent must be served with the Petition for Adult Adoption by Stepparent, but does not need to consent to it.
The biological parent is to be served by service of
process, using a Summons for Service of Process on an Individual; and a
Process Server Memorandum.
This is the actual procedure, however, if a Consent and Waiver by Parent were filed, then, obviously, the parent has been notified of the pending adoption. So the effect is the same.
And, yes, you file all of these with the clerk of court at any of the 14th Circuit courts. The main courthouse in Bay county is located at 300 East 4th Street, Panama City.
Adult Adoption Missing Father
Hi, I too am seeking too have my step father adopt me as adult. However, I have no way to contact my birth father.
His parents have
passed and I have never had any contact, even before my birth. How does
the procedure differ?
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