Judge Sarah Zabel lift of the stay on her own ruling overturning Florida’s same-sex marriage ban should help the legal process for same sex couples to utilize Florida’s surrogacy laws without having to adopt the child after birth. Contact Marla Neufeld for more information on same sex surrogacy laws in Florida.
Florida’s surrogacy statute only allows the use by “legally married” couples, previously defined as a married man and woman. Now that same sex marriage is legal in Florida, the Courts should allow for same sex couples to utilize Florida’s surrogacy statute which is a more expedited process for finalizing the parents as the legal parents after birth and avoiding Florida’s adoption laws.
In Broward, the county clerk’s office will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at the Broward County Courthouse. A mass wedding will take place at 3 a.m. at the courthouse, 201 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale.
In Palm Beach, the county clerk’s office will begin taking marriage-license applications at 10:30 p.m. Monday to process them and have them ready by 12:01 a.m. A mass wedding will take place at that time at the Palm Beach County Courthouse’s southern branch, 200 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Marla Neufeld personally experienced years of infertility and ultimately used a surrogate to build her family. Please contact Marla Neufeld (954-761-2929, Marla.Neufeld@gmlaw.com) for a free consultation on surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, or embryo donation under Florida’s laws. She represents both heterosexual and LGBTQ same sex couples and individuals.