Form 12.981(A)(2) "Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adoptee" - Florida

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.981(a)(2),
STEPPARENT ADOPTION: CONSENT OF ADOPTEE (03/15)
When should this form be used?
This form must be completed and signed by the person being adopted, the adoptee, if he or she is over 12
years of age, unless the court, in the best interest of the minor excuses the minor’s consent. It must be
signed in the presence of a notary public or deputy clerk and two witnesses other than the notary public or
deputy clerk.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(b)(1) is filed and keep a copy for your records.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be filed
electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other
pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file your
pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial
Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file. The rules
and procedures should be carefully read and followed.
Special notes...
Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these
forms, that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure Form 12.900 (a), before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also
must put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he
or she helps you complete.
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(a)(2), Stepparent Adoption:
Consent of Adoptee (03/15)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT APPROVED FAMILY LAW
FORM 12.981(a)(2),
STEPPARENT ADOPTION: CONSENT OF ADOPTEE (03/15)
When should this form be used?
This form must be completed and signed by the person being adopted, the adoptee, if he or she is over 12
years of age, unless the court, in the best interest of the minor excuses the minor’s consent. It must be
signed in the presence of a notary public or deputy clerk and two witnesses other than the notary public or
deputy clerk.
This form should be typed or printed in black ink. After completing this form, you should file the original
with the clerk of the circuit court in the county where the Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(b)(1) is filed and keep a copy for your records.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING E-FILING
The Florida Rules of Judicial Administration now require that all petitions, pleadings, and documents be filed
electronically except in certain circumstances. Self-represented litigants may file petitions or other
pleadings or documents electronically; however, they are not required to do so. If you choose to file your
pleadings or other documents electronically, you must do so in accordance with Florida Rule of Judicial
Administration 2.525, and you must follow the procedures of the judicial circuit in which you file. The rules
and procedures should be carefully read and followed.
Special notes...
Remember, a person who is NOT an attorney is called a nonlawyer. If a nonlawyer helps you fill out these
forms, that person must give you a copy of Disclosure from Nonlawyer, Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure Form 12.900 (a), before he or she helps you. A nonlawyer helping you fill out these forms also
must put his or her name, address, and telephone number on the bottom of the last page of every form he
or she helps you complete.
Instructions for Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(a)(2), Stepparent Adoption:
Consent of Adoptee (03/15)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.:
Division:
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF
_________________________________________
{use name to be given to the child(ren)} Adoptee(s).
CONSENT OF ADOPTEE
1.
I, {full legal name}
, being over the age of 12,
consent to my adoption by {name}
, to be his/her legal
child and heir at law.
2.
I have been told of my right to choose a person who does not have an employment,
professional, or personal relationship with the adoption entity or prospective adoptive parents
to be present when this affidavit is executed and to sign it as a witness. The witness I selected is:
{full legal name}
.
3.
{Choose only one]
( ) I consent to my name being legally changed to {specify}
.
( ) I do not consent to a name change.
I understand that I am swearing or affirming under oath to the truthfulness of the claims made in this
consent and that the punishment for knowingly making a false statement includes fines and/or
imprisonment.
Dated:
Signature of Adoptee
Printed Name:
Address:
City, State, Zip:
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Designated E-mail Address(es): ____________________
_______________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(a)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of Adoptee (03/15)
______________________________________
______________________________________
Signature of Witness
Signature of Witness
Printed Name: _________________________
Printed Name: _________________________
Business Address: _______________________
Business Address: _______________________
Home Address:_________________________
Home Address:______________________
Driver’s License No.: _____________________
Driver’s License No.: _____________________
State ID Card No.: _______________________
State ID Card No.: _______________________
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF __________________________
Sworn to or affirmed and signed before me on
{date}
.
_________________________________________
NOTARY PUBLIC or DEPUTY CLERK
{Print, type, or stamp commissioned name of notary or
deputy clerk.}
_____Personally known
_____Produced identification
Type of identification produced ____________________
IF A NONLAWYER HELPED YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM, HE/SHE MUST FILL IN THE BLANKS BELOW:
[fill in all blanks] This form was prepared for the {choose only one} ( ) adoptee ( ) stepparent
This form was completed with the assistance of:
{name of individual}___________________________________________________________________,
{name of business} _____________________________________________________________________,
{address} ____________________________________________________________________________,
{city} ________________, {state} ______,{zip code}_________ {telephone number} __________________.
.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.981(a)(2), Stepparent Adoption: Consent of
Adoptee (03/15)
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