(2) The term “parent” means— (A) a natural parent of the member; (B) a stepparent of the member; (C) a parent of the member by adoption; (D) a parent, stepparent, or adopted parent of the spouse of the member; and (E) any other person, including a former stepparent, who has stood in loco parentis to the member at any time for a continuous period of at least five years before the member became 21 years of age.


37 USC § 401(b)(2)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (chapter 7) of this section.
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