When is an adoption final?

Florida law permits finalization once the 90 day post-placement supervision period has expired, however, the Petition for Adoption cannot be set for final hearing until 30 days after entry of the Final Judgment Terminating Parental Rights. Finalization generally occurs within five months after placement, but can be delayed by a birth parent's failure to cooperate or the court's crowded docket.  Read more regarding Florida Statute Number 63.