Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 1169

As used in this Title:

(1)  “Agency” or “child placing agency” includes the Department of Children and Family Services, the corresponding department of any other state, and those private agencies and institutions licensed for the placement of children for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services or by the corresponding department of any other state.

(2)  “Birth certificate” means the child‘s official birth certificate or a true copy of a prefiled version of the birth certificate in the event the official birth certificate has not been issued.

(2.1)  “Broker” means any person who, for compensation or the expectation of compensation, obtains or offers to obtain a child for adoption from a third party.

(3)  “Child” means a person under eighteen years of age and not emancipated by marriage.

(4)  “Department” means the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

(5)  “Putative father registry” means the Louisiana putative father registry established in R.S. 9:400.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 1062, §4, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; Acts 2006, No. 288, §1.