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The 2012 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 63
ADOPTION
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CHAPTER 63
CHAPTER 63
ADOPTION
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.
63.0422
Prohibited conditions on adoptions; firearms and ammunition.
63.0423
Procedures with respect to surrendered infants.
63.0425
Grandparent’s right to notice.
63.0427
Agreements for continued communication or contact between adopted child and siblings, parents, 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; revocation 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 invalidation 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.