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ADOPTION Entire Chapter
ADOPTION Entire Chapter
Proceedings applicable to cases resulting from a termination of parental rights under chapter 39.
Duty of adoption entity to prospective adoptive parents; sanctions.
Who may be adopted; who may adopt.
Prohibited conditions on adoptions; firearms and ammunition.
Procedures with respect to surrendered infants.
Grandparent’s right to notice.
Agreements for continued communication or contact between adopted child and siblings, parents, and other relatives.
Mandatory screening or testing for sickle-cell trait prohibited.
Guardians designated; proof of commitment.
Rights and responsibilities of an unmarried biological father; legislative findings.
Actions required by an unmarried biological father to establish parental rights; Florida Putative Father Registry.
Public records exemption for the Florida Putative Father Registry.
Persons required to consent to adoption; affidavit of nonpaternity; waiver of venue.
Responsibility of parents for actions; fraud or misrepresentation; contesting termination of parental rights and adoption.
Persons whose consent to an adoption may be waived.
Execution of consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity; family social and medical history; revocation of consent.
Disclosure by adoption entity.
Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; general provisions.
Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; notice and service; diligent search.
Proceeding to terminate parental rights pending adoption; hearing; grounds; dismissal of petition; judgment.
Report to the court of intended placement by an adoption entity; at-risk placement; preliminary study.
Adoption of children from the child welfare system.
Filing of petition for adoption or declaratory statement; venue; proceeding for approval of fees and costs.
Petition for adoption; description; report or recommendation, exceptions; mailing.
Notice of hearing on petition.
Final home investigation.
Affidavit of expenses and receipts.
Information to be submitted to the court.
Hearing; judgment of adoption.
Application for new birth record.
Hearings and records in adoption proceedings; confidential nature.
State registry of adoption information; duty to inform and explain.
State adoption information center.
Effect of judgment of adoption.
Statute of repose.
Recognition of foreign judgment or decree affecting adoption.
Authority to license; adoption of rules.
Prohibited acts; penalties for violation.
Preplanned adoption agreement.
Effect on prior adoption proceedings.
Duty of person adopting.
Conditions for invalidation of a consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity.
Petitions filed before effective date; governing law.
Petitions filed before July 1, 2008; governing law.