Are there age, marital, religious or other restrictions?

No;  however, for over three (3) decades, there has been a statutory prohibition in Florida that forbids homosexuals from adopting.


Recently, in September 2010, this specific statutory prohibition was found unconstitutional by a Florida appellate court, as a result of which the State of Florida now has announced that the ban on homosexuals adopting no longer will be enforced. 


This though remains an unsettled area of adoption in Florida, as the appeals process still has not been exhausted, and mixed and conflicting signals still are being reported. Plus, the nuances and distinctions between state-sanctioned adoptions and private adoptions remain. 


What is recommended is that you consult with your Florida-based adoption professional should sexual orientation be a dynamic in your adoption plan, as this is an area of the law very much still in flux at this time.