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birth mother

also

birthmother

(bûrth′mŭth′ər)
n.
One's biological mother.

birth mother

the biological mother or woman who bears a child. The child may have been conceived in a surrogate mother with sperm of the biological father.
A woman who carries a baby to term and delivers it

birth mother

Biological mother, genetic mother, natural mother Reproductive medicine A ♀ who carries a baby to term, who she plans to give up for adoption. See Baby M, Surrogacy Social medicine The ♀ who, with the birth father conceived a child, carried the pregnancy to term and delivered, then subsequently placed the child for adoption.
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55) "Closed adoption refers to an adoption process where there is no interaction of any kind between birthmothers and prospective adoptive families.
In adoption, then, brokers and the state may make money from the process while cutting out the birthmother entirely.
The file included a letter written by her birthmother in 1969 that said both her birthparents were medical students who'd planned to marry, but her birthfather died in a motorcycle accident, "and it was too hard for her to keep me so she put me up for adoption," Marni said.
The twins' birthmother took them from the prospective adoptive parents, under the guise of a last visit before they were adopted, and placed them with a family in Great Britain, also found on the Internet.
Teresa Brown is a retired paralegal, a reunited birthmother, the daughter of adoptive parents, and the sister to an adoptee.
Her birthmother would be 88 if she is still alive, although her birth father is thought to have died in 1991.
While I knew she'd never been breastfed, I knew little else about her history or that of her birthmother.
1994) (protracted litigation resulted from birthmother failing to disclose birth father's identity and saying the birth father of Baby Richard had died shortly after birth); In re Interest of B.
BASED loosely on Oliver Twist, August Rush is the story of a boy on a quest to find his birthmother and father who share his love for music.
But this week, as she battles to keep her adopted daughter Zahara, she might like to contemplate that returning the little girl to her birthmother might be the best thing she could give her.