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For the purposes of these rules:
means any child placed in the care or custody of the Department of Social Services by order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
means office of the Clerk-Magistrate or Register of Probate of the court where the hearing is convened.
means the court which granted custody or transferred responsibility of or committed a child to the Department of Social Services.
means the Department of Social Services.
means a hearing convened pursuant to G.L. c. 119, § 29B.
means a child's biological or adoptive mother or father.
shall include the original parties to the actions, or any party substituted for an original party. A parent, including a parent who is not an original party to the action, shall be a party unless that parent's rights to consent to or receive notice of any petition for adoption, custody, guardianship or other disposition of the child pursuant to G.L. c. 119, § 26 or G.L. c. 210, § 3 have been dispensed with or that parent has signed a voluntary surrender under G.L. c. 119 § 23(B) or G.L. c 210 § 2.
as referred to in Rule 3 means a written document prepared by the Department which shall omit the names and addresses of the foster parents but shall include the following:
as referred to in Rule 7 means a plan for the child as determined by the court pursuant to G.L. c. 119, § 29B.