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2005 Florida Statutes

Grandparent's right to adopt.
Section 63.0425, Florida Statutes 2005

63.0425  Grandparent's right to adopt.--

(1)  When a child has lived with a grandparent for at least 6 months within the 24-month period immediately preceding the filing of a petition for termination of parental rights pending adoption, the adoption entity shall provide notice to that grandparent of the hearing on the petition for termination of parental rights pending adoption.

(2)  This section shall not apply if the placement for adoption is a result of the death of the child's parent and a different preference is stated in the parent's will.

(3)  This section shall not apply in stepparent adoptions.

(4)  Nothing in this section shall contravene the provisions of s. 63.142(4).

History.--s. 1, ch. 87-397; s. 10, ch. 2001-3; s. 6, ch. 2003-58.