- As used in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
- "Parent and child relationship" includes all rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations existing under law between a parent and child, including rights of inheritance. The words apply equally to every child and every parent regardless of the marital status of the parents of the child.
- "termination of the parent and child relationship" means the adjudication that a child is free from the custody and control of either or both of his or her living parents by means of a court order that completely severs and extinguishes the parent and child relationship.
- The terms found in this subchapter which are defined in section 16-2301 of this chapter shall be given the same definition herein.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 16-2352.
1973 Ed., § 16-2352.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-22, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-2301.
DC CODE § 16-2352
Current through December 11, 2012
(Sept. 23, 1977, D.C. Law 2-22, title IV, § 410, 24 DCR 3341.)