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Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201

  • child: as used in this subchapter , shall mean a child who is under the age of 18 years, or is under the age of 21 years and is a student regularly attending a school, college or university or their equivalent, or is regularly attending a course of vocational or technical training designed to fit him for gainful employment, and shall include a "stepchild" under such age. See

§ 201. Definitions

The word "child," as used in this subchapter, shall mean a child who is under the age of 18 years, or is under the age of 21 years and is a student regularly attending a school, college or university or their equivalent, or is regularly attending a course of vocational or technical training designed to fit him for gainful employment, and shall include a "stepchild" under such age. The words "adult child," as so used, shall mean a child over the age of minority. (Amended 1971, No. 98, § 1, eff. April 22, 1971.)

Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes Title 15 Sec. 201

  • Assisted reproduction: means a method of causing pregnancy other than sexual intercourse and includes:

  • Birth: includes stillbirth. See
  • Child: means a person of any age whose parentage may be determined under this title. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Gestational carrier: means an adult person who is not an intended parent and who enters into a gestational carrier agreement to bear a child conceived using the gametes of other persons and not the gestational carrier's own, except that a person who carries a child for a family member using the gestational carrier's own gametes and who fulfills the requirements of chapter 8 of this title is a gestational carrier. See
  • Gestational carrier agreement: means a contract between an intended parent or parents and a gestational carrier intended to result in a live birth. See
  • Intended parent: means a person, whether married or unmarried, who manifests the intent to be legally bound as a parent of a child resulting from assisted reproduction or a gestational carrier agreement. See
  • Parentage: means the legal relationship between a child and a parent as established under this title. See
  • Person: shall include any natural person, corporation, municipality, the State of Vermont or any department, agency, or subdivision of the State, and any partnership, unincorporated association, or other legal entity. See

§ 201. Recognized parents

A person may establish parentage by any of the following:

(1) Birth. Giving birth to the child, except as otherwise provided in chapter 8 of this title.

(2) Adoption. Adoption of the child pursuant to Title 15A.

(3) Acknowledgment. An effective voluntary acknowledgment of parentage under chapter 3 of this title.

(4) Adjudication. An adjudication based on an admission of parentage under section 112 of this title.

(5) Presumption. An unrebutted presumption of parentage under chapter 4 of this title.

(6) De facto parentage. An adjudication of de facto parentage under chapter 5 of this title.

(7) Genetic parentage. An adjudication of genetic parentage under chapter 6 of this title.

(8) Assisted reproduction. Consent to assisted reproduction under chapter 7 of this title.

(9) Gestational carrier agreement. Consent to a gestational carrier agreement by the intended parent or parents under chapter 8 of this title. (Added 2017, No. 162 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)