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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Elsie was named Shayla O'Brien by her birth family when she was born in November 2014.
My parents have voiced and shown support of me through every step of life, including my search and reunion with members of my birth family.
On the website there is also a separate guide to fostering, which advises: "When a child's birth family is unable to look after them, the local authority may decide that the best option is to place the child in foster care.
The phase 2 and 3 findings also illuminated challenges, discomforts, and disappointments that arose in the adoptive family's relationships with birth family members.
Not infrequently a doctor's affidavit that a medical concern exists which requires the disclosure of all medical information regarding the birth family will suffice as proof of just cause.
The traditional model of domestic adoption in the UK and USA as a form of family substitution has been replaced with an expectation of ongoing contact and openness between the adoptive and birth family.
I am not living with my birth family and I really love my foster mom, but she doesn't trust me because I've messed up a few times in the past.
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.
Through stylistically straightforward sentences and a linear timeline Bauer tells the story of her adoption as an infant her childhood with her adoptive family and her adulthood journey to find her birth family.
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.