Parents include either legal parents or step-parents.
1 Legal Parents
A A biological parent. This includes a birth mother, or a father whose paternity of the child has been established according to state law.
B A man presumed to be the biological father when the child is born:
· during the marriage; or
· within 300 days of the termination of the marriage.
C An individual adjudicated by a court to be the child's parent.
D An individual who has legally adopted a child.
E An individual confirmed to be the intended parent under:
· a valid gestational agreement; or
· assisted reproduction.
The spouse of a legal parent whose parental relationship to the child is only through marriage.
o Step-parents have the same financial responsibility as a legal parent for the purpose of determining medical coverage of a child.