The provisions of this subchapter shall apply exclusively to the DSCYF when seeking and/or obtaining custody of a child on the basis of dependency, neglect or abuse. This subchapter shall not be construed as preventing DSCYF from obtaining or seeking guardianship, termination of parental rights and/or adoption regarding a child as provided for in Chapters 9, 11 and 23 of this title. This subchapter shall be liberally construed such that the child’s health and safety is the highest priority and of paramount concern as required by the Adoption and Safe Families Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 et seq. and state law.
Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 2510
- Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
- State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307