Can a known donor renounce his legal obligations as a parent?

Yes. In Florida, a sperm donor has no rights unless there exists proof of his intention to become a legal parent. This also holds true of donations to unmarried women.

What if a known donor attempts to enforce his parental rights when the original intent was to be a sperm donor only?

This will not be permitted. In a FL court case, a man donated sperm to a woman, and then tried to assert paternity. The judge dismissed the case, stating that a “person who provides sperm for a woman to conceive by artificial insemination is not a parent”.

Does the state allow for second-parent adoption (i.e., for same-sex couples)?


Does the state allow for multiple-parent families (when the child has more than two adults in a parenting role)?

Unknown; this issue has not been addressed.

CDoes the state recognize “de-facto” or “psychological” parentage (of an “acting” parent without a biological connection)?

Unknown; this issue has not been addressed.