adoptive parent


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adoptive parent

One who assumes legally authorized parental responsibilities for another person's child.
See also: parent
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State Employees' said its participation and goal is to promote the adoption of foster kids and encourage North Carolina citizens to become foster or adoptive parents.
She draws on her educational and professional background in psychology and counseling to illuminate the private thoughts of adoptive parents with sensitivity and startling honesty.
Adoptive parents come from all walks of life from older people whose families have grown up to childless couples, single people to same sex couples and people from other ethnic groups, both within and outside of South Tyneside.
I don't want to replace my adoptive parents but the fact they've died has bought home to me how short life is and it's made me realise that my real mum could also die within the next ten years or so.
The initial response rate was poor, but a second mail out succeeded in recruiting the prospective adoptive parent sample.
Our experience at Scottish Adoption is that successful adoptive parents come from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, cultures and living situations.
By contrast, a 2007 Utah law gives preference to married heterosexual couples as foster parents, and a 2008 Arkansas ballot initiative, deemed unconstitutional by a state judge last April, bars "unmarried individuals in cohabiting relationships" from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
She told how adoptive parents are "picking up the pieces" of what children had experienced which could be a background of drug abuse.
Belbas recommended building opportunities for contact in the adoption process and in so doing, empathy would develop from adoptive parent to birth parent at every level of contact.
Similarly there is a rash of self-help guides written with the prospective adoptive parent in mind or written for the adopted person searching for his/her birth family.
Named after the NFL Hall of Famer and his wife, who are adoptive parents, the center works to raise awareness of the need for adoptive homes for black children.
Despite recommended practice that at least one adoptive parent spends time at home with the child in the first nine months following placement, the Government previously rewarded UK adoptive parents by a disparity of treatment.