Preplanned adoption agreements provide unmarried couples and individuals with the opportunity to create their own family. This legal mechanism allows you to secure parentage of a child born through surrogacy. A preplanned adoption agreement does not require that the intended parent(s) is/are biologically related to the child, but rather is the arrangement where the “voluntary mother” agrees to carry the intended parent(s) child. There are additional considerations if the “voluntary mother” is genetically related to the child, including that she has the ability to rescind her consent to the adoption within 48 hours after the birth of the child. This process of formalizing a preplanned adoption agreement requires court approval and is governed by Florida Statute §63.213.
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