2022 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 21. Crimes and Punishments
§21-865. Definitions.

Universal Citation: 21 OK Stat § 865 (2022)

As used in this act the terms hereinafter enumerated shall have the following meanings:

1. "Advertising" or "Advertisement" means any communication that originates within this state by newspaper, periodical, telephone book listing, outdoor advertising sign, radio, television or any communication that is disseminated through the use of a computer or related electronic device including, but not limited to, electronic mail, websites, weblogs, search engines, banner messages, pop-up messages, chat rooms, list servers, instant messaging or other Internet presences, and any attachments or links related thereto;

2. "Child" means an unmarried or unemancipated person under the age of eighteen (18) years;

3. "Child-placing agency" means any child welfare agency licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Child Care Facilities Licensing Act and authorized to place minors for adoption;

4. "Birth parent" means a parent of a child being placed for adoption and includes, but is not limited to, a woman who is pregnant or who presents herself as pregnant and who is offering to place her child, born or unborn, for adoption;

5. "Person" means any natural person, corporation, association, organization, institution or partnership;

6. "Department" means the Department of Human Services; and

7. "Foster home" means a home or other place, other than the home of a parent, relative within the fourth degree or guardian of the child concerned, wherein a child is received for permanent care, custody, and maintenance.

Added by Laws 1957, p. 163, § 1. Amended by Laws 2006, c. 253, § 2, eff. July 1, 2006; Laws 2015, c. 91, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.

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