R. 65C-16.001 Definitions
R. 65C-16.002 Adoptive Family Selection
R. 65C-16.003 Case Reviews
R. 65C-16.004 Recruitment, Screening and Application Process/Adoptive Applicants
R. 65C-16.005 Evaluation of Applicants
R. 65C-16.007 Abuse Hotline and Registry and Criminal Records Checks
R. 65C-16.009 Adoption Placement
R. 65C-16.010 Adoption Placement – Post-Placement Services
R. 65C-16.011 Confidentiality – Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infected Clients
R. 65C-16.012 Types of Adoption Assistance
R. 65C-16.013 Determination of Maintenance Subsidy Payments
R. 65C-16.0131 Determination of Extension of Maintenance Subsidy Payments
R. 65C-16.014 Post Adoption Services
R. 65C-16.015 Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses
R. 65C-16.016 Access to Closed Adoption Records
R. 65C-16.017 Florida Adoption Reunion Registry
R. 65C-16.019 Intervention in Dependency Cases
R. 65C-16.020 Communication or Contact
R. 65C-16.021 Adoption Benefits for Qualifying Employees of State Agencies and Other Eligible Applicants

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Chapter 65C-16 - Adoptions

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).