Important Notice to All Young Women Age 18 and Under
Florida Law requires that all women age 18 and under who aren’t married and don’t already have children, to notify a parent or guardian in person or by phone, 48 hours before an abortion procedure, if that’s not possible, notice must be provided by certified mail 72 hours in advance.
A young woman can also go to a judge to seek a waiver, and judges can grant a waiver based on the young woman’s level of maturity or because she has been a victim of parental abuse, or if telling the parents is not in her best interest.
Acceptable Forms of ID & Approved Documents:
If married or divorced: they must bring a state issued marriage license or divorce certificate.
Parents must verify their identity by providing:
Legal Guardians must verify their identity by providing:
* This can be a state issued ID; driver’s license; passport, green card or certificate of naturalization.
Exemptions from Parental Notification:
Judicial Waivers must be obtained from the county in which a minor resides.
A minor may obtain a judicial waiver to parental notification through a court mandate granted by a judge. This mandate must prove through clear and convincing evidence that:
The minor is sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her own pregnancy.
A preponderance of evidence shows that there is evidence of child abuse or sexual abuse by one or both of the minor's parents.
By the preponderance of evidence that the parental notification is not in the minor's best interest.
Contact Information for Assisting Minors with the Judicial Waiver Process:
Orange or Osceola County:
Contact Information for Assisting Minors with the Judicial Waiver Process in Hillsborough County:
Palm Beach County Courthouse
Martin County Courthouse
Indian River County Courthouse
Broward County Courthouse
Miami-Dade County Courthouse
Marion County Juvenile Justice Department
We have all Parent/Guardian Notification Forms available for our patients, including:
Staff members can assist all minors with guidelines and forms
Have a Question? Someone is available to answer your sexual health related question by
Orlando Abortion Clinic
1103 Lucerne Terrace
Orlando, FL 32806
Ph: (407) 245-7999
Toll Free: (877) 692-2273
EPOC Abortion Clinic
609 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Ph: (407) 898-2046
Toll Free: (877) 376-2227
Ocala Abortion Clinic
108 NW Pine Avenue
Ocala, FL 34475
Ph: (352) 401-9288
Toll Free: (877) 622-5234
Tampa Abortion Clinic
502 South Magnolia Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Ph: (813) 258-5995
Toll Free: (877) 966-3672
2001 W. Oakland Pk Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
Ph: (954) 733-0121
Toll Free: (877) 966-3673