25-5A-1 Definition of terms.
     25-5A-1.   Definition of terms. Terms in this chapter mean:
             (1)      "Authorized agency," the Department of Social Services of South Dakota or any agency licensed by the department to place children for adoption;
             (2)      "Child," any minor;
             (3)      "Parents," the mother and father, if living, of a child;
             (4)      "Putative father," any person who claims to be, or is named as, the biological father or a possible biological father of a child, and whose paternity of the child has not been judicially determined.

Source: SL 1971, ch 165, § 1; SL 1972, ch 154, § 6; SL 1973, ch 163, § 1; SL 1995, ch 143, § 1.