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Family Adoption
Course Registration

After completing the Course Registration Form below, you will receive a Thank You page with a payment feature. You can pay with a debit or credit card through paypal. Tuition for this course is only $345. After payment is made, you will then be directed to the first page of the online course - Family Adoptions. Please remember to save the link. If you navigate away from that page, the link will disappear. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us - 800-515-0496 - staff@faldp.org. Learn more about our other FALDP online courses; and please read About our Online Courses prior to submitting payment. 

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Family Adoption Course Registration

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Family Adoption Course Outline:

I. Introduction:

  • A. Family Adoption
  • B. Chapter 63
  • C. Overview

II. General Information:

  • A. Blood Relation
  • B. Different from arm's length adoption
  • C. Consent
  • D. Putative Father Registry

III. Stepparent Adoption

  • A. Only adoption forms included in Florida Supreme Court approved forms
  • B. One consent is required
  • C. Termination of Parental Rights of Biological Parent

IV. Relative Adoptions

  • A. There are no Supreme Court approved forms
  • B. A consent from each parent may be required
  • C. Termination of Parental Rights of Biological Parents

V. Gay Adoptions

  • A. No longer prohibited per statute
  • B. Gay marriage means a gay married couple may do a stepparent adoption
  • C. How gay adoptions used to be done

VI. Once the Adoption is Final

  • A. Adoption Records are Sealed
  1. 10 day window
  2. Certified copies of order
  • B. Permanency
  1. New birth certificate issued
  2. If adoptive parents divorce - child support is ordered Adoption Records are Sealed

VII. Temporary Custody by an Extended Family Member

  • A. Compare/ contrast to adoption
  • B. Not necessary for all to be in agreement
  • C. Petition to Dissolve
  • D. Duration

VIII. Appendix

  • A. Forms
  1. adoption
  2. temporary custody
  • B. Vocabulary
  • C. Adoption Statutes
  • D. Temporary Custody Statutes

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