2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 10B - Kinship Guardianship
Section 40-10B-3 - Definitions.

40-10B-3. Definitions.

As used in the Kinship Guardianship Act [40-10B-1 NMSA 1978]:   

A.     "caregiver" means an adult, who is not a parent of a child, with whom a child resides and who provides that child with the care, maintenance and supervision consistent with the duties and responsibilities of a parent of the child;   

B.     "child" means an individual who is a minor;   

C.     "kinship" means the relationship that exists between a child and a relative of the child, a godparent, a member of the child's tribe or clan or an adult with whom the child has a significant bond;   

D.     "parent" means a biological or adoptive parent of a child whose parental rights have not been terminated; and   

E.     "relative" means an individual related to a child as a spouse, parent, stepparent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, first cousin or any person denoted by the prefix "grand" or "great", or the spouse or former spouse of the persons specified.   

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