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birth parent

also

birthparent

(bûrth′pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
n.
One's biological parent.

birth parent

one of an individual's two biological parents.
The parent who conceived a child

birth parent

Biological parent, see there.
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The sample consisted of 20 adoptees (four men and 16 women), ranging in age from 26 to 71 years (8) (the average age was 38 years), with 10 to 26 years having passed since initial reunion with at least one birth parent.
The very fact that an individual was conceived by assisted reproductive techniques was hidden from that individual, and strict donor anonymity ensured that both donor offspring (2) and their birth parents (3) would never know the identity of the donor(s).
This is a book for adolescents, adoptive parents, birth parents and social workers.
Fully open adoptions are those in which birth parents choose from a list of applicants the family that will raise their child.
Records have been unavailable in most states to adopted children who want information about their birth parents.
Surprisingly, if adoptive parents are simply willing to discuss the situation as honestly as they can when a child asks about his or her birth parents, the child's anxieties often are alleviated and the issue is dropped.
Foster parents often observe problematic behavior in their foster children before, during or after visits with birth parents.
More than half (58 percent) wished the adoption was more open and 86 percent reported feeling "comfortable with the kind of contact I have with my child's birth parent.
families, they might be presented with a birth parent note, or a finding
Adolescent children can understand the reasons why birth parents place children up for adoption.
After placement, the ongoing relationship between the adoptive family and the birth parent is a wonderful thing," she says.
I was adopted when I was just a baby and I am still curious about my real birth parents.