Sole Parent Law and Legal Definition

According to 8 CFR 204.301 (Title 8 -Aliens And Nationality; Chapter I - Department Of Homeland Security (Immigration And Naturalization);Subchapter B - Immigration Regulations; Part 204 - Immigrant Petitions; Subpart C - Intercountry Adoption Of A Convention Adoptee), Sole parent means:

(1) The child's mother, when the competent authority has determined that the child's father has abandoned or deserted the child, or has disappeared from the child's life; or

(2) The child's father, when the competent authority has determined that the child's mother has abandoned or deserted the child, or has disappeared from the child's life; except that

(3) A child's parent is not a sole parent if the child has acquired another parent within the meaning of section 101(b)(2) of the Act and this section.”