natural parent

The parent who conceived a child

natural parent

Biological parent, see there.
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060 to include adopted children and permitted adopted children to inherit from either biological parent when the adopting parent was "a spouse of a natural parent.
Any Day Now is inevitably hampered by its need to play to the gallery - you know it ultimately exists to make the point that caring people can be more nurturing than an unfit natural parent rather than to entertain.
1) Courts have, however, differed in defining the extent of that right and the protection it affords the natural parent in relation to a third party seeking to establish contact with a child.
natural parent means the biological parent who lives with the child (and usually has custody); and
Lord Justice Thorpe, in what was hailed at the time as a landmark ruling for same-sex relationships, said in the eyes of a child the natural parent may not be a biological one.
Conversely, the natural parent and the surviving child have none of the significant legal rights of survivors, including Social Security benefits and claims arising from wrongful death of the nonbiological parent.
Stranger proves to be good natural parent material, and even though she's drabbed down to an unconscionable extent, Lizzie still looks like Emily Mortimer.
The child may or may not have continued contact with the natural parent.
Although the laws governing custody vary from state to state, two universal principles govern: that the court should consider the "best interests" of the child when determining custody and that there is a strong preference for placing the child with a natural parent as opposed to a third party.
A will is especially important for parents with young children who should name a guardian (and preferably a backup) for their children in case the other natural parent also dies while the children are minors.

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