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If your parental rights are terminated in FL, then that completely extinguishes any relationship you have with the child, including any rights and obligations. Since paying support is an obligation, the duty to pay support is extinguished as well. This means the ex-parent no longer has an obligation to provide care or financial support. They also forfeit any right to have input regarding the child’s education, religion, place of residence or other child rearing decisions.
So once your parental rights are terminated, whether the child is adopted or not, your legal obligations are over as well with regard to the child.
That is why judges are very hesitant to terminate a parent's rights unless there is a stepparent adoption in the works since it relieves that parent of any obligations as well.
It is actually two different legal actions. One to terminate your rights and two to approve the adoption.
Once I sign it or the judge signs adoption paperwork with my afadavit? How will I know
Neither. You will get an order from the court stating that pursuant to your voluntary agreement the judge has entered an order terminating your parental rights and obligations. It is effective once it is signed by the judge and filed with the clerk. So the adoption doesn't legally have anything to do with the termination other than making it much easier to do.
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