Florida State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Florida.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Florida Information and form
Secretary of State Apostilles and certifications are $10.00. However, a certified copy of a document obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court (example, Marriage License) requires an additional $10 fee for a total of $20 per document. We accept either checks (drawn on a U.S. Bank) or money orders made payable to the Department of State. We do not accept cash.

Florida Secretary of State
Please note that Florida has a specific notary statement that is required: Click here for Word Document

Send documents to this address if you are using the U.S. Mail:
Department of State
Division of Corporations
Apostille Certification
P.O. Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6800

Send documents to this address if you are using a courier service:
Division of Corporations
Clifton Building
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Vital Records and Health Services Email: VitalStats@doh.state.fl.us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, Florida

Physical Location:
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Telephone numbers:
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Fax: (904) 359-6931


State Police Check Florida Department of Law Enforcement
USCIS Office Jacksonville Field Office
4121 Southpoint Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-232-2164 x 281 or X 502

Miami Field Office
7880 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138

Orlando Field Office
9403 Tradeport Drive
Orlando, FL 32827

Tampa Field Office
5524 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

West Palm Beach Field Office
920 Banyan Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Home Study providers Adoption Home Study Service
Debra Hewitt
3818 Dogtrot Street
New Port Richey, FL 34655
407-422-9136Adoption Support Services of Florida
Lori Fraas
2431 Point O??Woods Court
Oviedo, FL 32765

Adoption Affiliates of South Florida
June L. Lewis
7210 SW 57th Avenue, Suite 202D
Miami, FL 33143
305 667-0387 or 954-384-8858

Adoption Affiliates of South Florida
Adrienne Rich-Hochman

Little Angels Adoption Agency, Inc.
Cynthia Prewitt
Silver Springs, FL
352-625-6077Julie Podges
Cocoa Beach Area and Melbourne

Debby Moody
West Palm Beach Area

Catholic Charities- Sarasota
Joan Woody

Medical Clinics Dr J. Dumois
The International Adoption Clinic at ACH
All Children’s Hospital
Physician’s Office Building
880 Sixth St. South, Suite 240
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-767-8270All Children’s Specialty Care Center
12220 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33612

Brandon Office
885 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, Florida 33511

Childhood Centers and Programs Early Steps please call: 1-800-654-4440