(a) As used in this act:
(i) “Agency” means any person legally empowered to place children for adoption or a certified private child welfare agency or the department of family services;
(ii) “Child” means the minor person to be adopted;
(iii) “Parent” means the child's father or mother whose parental rights have not been judicially terminated;
(iv) “Putative father” means the alleged or reputed father of a child born out of wedlock, whether or not the paternity rights and obligations of the father have been judicially determined;
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