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As used in this part, unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Child” includes an unborn child.
(2)(a) “Putative father” means an individual who may be a child's birth father but who:
(i) is not married to the child's mother on or before the date that the child is born; or
(ii) has not established paternity of the child prior to the filing of a petition for termination of parental rights to the child for purposes of adoption.
(b) The term includes an individual who is:
(i) less than 18 years of age; and
(ii) not married to the child's mother even though the individual is a presumed father within the meaning of 40-6-105 .
(3) “Registry” means the putative father registry established under 42-2-202 .
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Montana Title 42. Adoption § 42-2-201. Definitions - last updated April 27, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mt/title-42-adoption/mt-code-ann-sect-42-2-201.html
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