2017 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 453 Adoption and Foster Care
Section 453.015 Definitions.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 453.015 (2017)

Effective 28 Aug 2014

Title XXX DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Chapter 453

453.015. Definitions. — As used in sections 453.010 to 453.400, the following terms mean:

(1) "Minor" or "child", any person who has not attained the age of eighteen years or any person in the custody of the children's division who has not attained the age of twenty-one;

(2) "Parent", a birth parent or parents of a child, including the putative father of the child, as well as the husband of a birth mother at the time the child was conceived, or a parent or parents of a child by adoption. The putative father shall have no legal relationship unless he has acknowledged the child as his own by affirmatively asserting his paternity;

(3) "Putative father", the alleged or presumed father of a child including a person who has filed a notice of intent to claim paternity with the putative father registry established in section 192.016 and a person who has filed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to section 193.087; *

(4) "Stepparent", the spouse of a biological or adoptive parent. The term does not include the state if the child is a ward of the state. The term does not include a person whose parental rights have been terminated.

(L. 1982 H.B. 1171, et al., A.L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al., A.L. 1997 H.B. 343, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1918, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)

*Word "and" appears here in original rolls.

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