birth family


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birth family

n.
A family consisting of one's biological parents and siblings as opposed to adoptive ones.
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Traumatized kids need special support and therapeutic counseling while they process early trauma and birth family issues.
Foster care may be short term, for example, where a local authority is able to work with the birth family and to change what it offers, so that the child's welfare will be protected on his return.
The phase 2 and 3 findings also illuminated challenges, discomforts, and disappointments that arose in the adoptive family's relationships with birth family members.
Adopted children have the right to find their birth families and, if everyone is in agreement, to get to know their birth family.
Becoming a foster carer is an excellent way of providing family life for someone else's child when they are unable to live with their birth family.
TERM: Not all children who need to permanently live away from their birth family want to be adopted, so instead they go into long-term foster care until they are adults.
She draws upon her many years of personal experience and professional expertise to write a definitive instruction manual for those adoptees who seek to identify and locate their birth parents or their children given up for adoption in "Adoption Records Handbook: Birth Family Searches Made Easier With Self-Help, Tips, Registries, Search Angels, Pro Se Legal Forms, etc.
When she finally was reunited with her birth family at 12 and met her two younger brothers in America, she was happy but disoriented.
This book provides an historical and multicultural perspective of issues resulting from children in need of care outside the birth family.
We strongly encourage open adoptions when it is appropriate and the maintenance of the child's ties to their birth family.
He said: 'My biological mother is from Port Talbot, as is my whole birth family.
For many children, this new thought process allows them to understand for the first time the concept of a birth family and, consequently, its loss.