§ 153.90 Legislative findings and declarations
§ 153.91 Definitions
§ 153.92 Clarifying the authority to enter wastewater facility privatization contracts
§ 153.93 Responsibility for setting user fees
§ 153.94 Applicability of other laws

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 153 > Part III

  • Adoption: means the act of creating the legal relationship between parent and child where it did not exist, thereby declaring the child to be legally the child of the adoptive parents and their heir at law and entitled to all the rights and privileges and subject to all the obligations of a child born to such adoptive parents in lawful wedlock. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Adoption entity: means the department, a child-caring agency registered under…. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Adult: means a person who is not a minor. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Agency: means any child-placing agency licensed by the department pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Child: means any unmarried person under the age of 18 years who has not been emancipated by court order. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Court: means a circuit court of this state and, if the context requires, the court of any state that is empowered to grant petitions for adoption. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Families. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Legal custody: has the meaning ascribed in…. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Parent: means a woman who gives birth to a child and who is not a gestational surrogate as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Person: includes a natural person, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, or association, and any other legal entity. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • Placement: means the process of a parent or legal guardian surrendering a child for adoption and the prospective adoptive parents receiving and adopting the child and all actions by any adoption entity participating in placing the child. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • To place: means the process whereby a parent or legal guardian surrenders a child for adoption and the prospective adoptive parents receive and adopt the child, and includes all actions by any person or adoption entity participating in the process. See Florida Statutes 153.86
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011