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The 2008 Florida Statutes

Title VI
Chapter 63
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Chapter 63, Florida Statutes 2008



63.012  Short title.

63.022  Legislative intent.

63.032  Definitions.

63.037  Proceedings applicable to cases resulting from a termination of parental rights under chapter 39.

63.039  Duty of adoption entity to prospective adoptive parents; sanctions.

63.042  Who may be adopted; who may adopt.

63.0423  Procedures with respect to surrendered infants.

63.0425  Grandparent's right to notice.

63.0427  Adopted minor's right to continued communication or contact with siblings and other relatives.

63.043  Mandatory screening or testing for sickle-cell trait prohibited.

63.052  Guardians designated; proof of commitment.

63.053  Rights and responsibilities of an unmarried biological father; legislative findings.

63.054  Actions required by an unmarried biological father to establish parental rights; Florida Putative Father Registry.

63.0541  Public records exemption for the Florida Putative Father Registry.

63.062  Persons required to consent to adoption; affidavit of nonpaternity; waiver of venue.

63.063  Responsibility of parents for actions; fraud or misrepresentation; contesting termination of parental rights and adoption.

63.064  Persons whose consent to an adoption may be waived.

63.082  Execution of consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity; family social and medical history; withdrawal of consent.

63.085  Disclosure by adoption entity.

63.087  Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; general provisions.

63.088  Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; notice and service; diligent search.

63.089  Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; hearing; grounds; dismissal of petition; judgment.

63.092  Report to the court of intended placement by an adoption entity; at-risk placement; preliminary study.

63.097  Fees.

63.102  Filing of petition for adoption or declaratory statement; venue; proceeding for approval of fees and costs.

63.112  Petition for adoption; description; report or recommendation, exceptions; mailing.

63.122  Notice of hearing on petition.

63.125  Final home investigation.

63.132  Affidavit of expenses and receipts.

63.135  Information to be submitted to the court.

63.142  Hearing; judgment of adoption.

63.152  Application for new birth record.

63.162  Hearings and records in adoption proceedings; confidential nature.

63.165  State registry of adoption information; duty to inform and explain.

63.167  State adoption information center.

63.172  Effect of judgment of adoption.

63.182  Statute of repose.

63.192  Recognition of foreign judgment or decree affecting adoption.

63.202  Authority to license; adoption of rules.

63.207  Out-of-state placement.

63.212  Prohibited acts; penalties for violation.

63.213  Preplanned adoption agreement.

63.219  Sanctions.

63.222  Effect on prior adoption proceedings.

63.232  Duty of person adopting.

63.2325  Conditions for revocation of a consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity.

63.233  Rulemaking authority.

63.235  Petitions filed before effective date; governing law.

63.236  Petitions filed before July 1, 2008; governing law.