adoptive parent


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adoptive parent

One who assumes legally authorized parental responsibilities for another person's child.
See also: parent
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Themes from Adoptive Parent Comments Lack of "Her absence of medical history created medical history difficulties in diagnosing cause of infection.
Adoption professionals tried to "match" adoptive parents and children for physical characteristics and religion.
Unless you are financially secure and can take time out to bring up a baby, such as Calista Flockhart, Tom Cruise or other Hollywood stars who have adopted children, the majority of adoptive parents are ordinary people leading working lives.
Being told by adoptive parents that they were "chosen" or "special" doesn't necessarily help.
One should note the adoptive family should be aware that unlike biological mothers who are entitled to 15 weeks of Employment Insurance maternity benefits, an adoptive parent is only entitled to ten weeks.
Macapobre said that interested couples should go through the legal process to ensure the childrens welfare and not through simulation of birth because it is a crime, The legal adoption process will give both the adoptive parents and the adoptee equal rights and obligations similar to those enjoyed by biological parents and their children, she added.
The authority is looking for more people to consider becoming adoptive parents, particularly to older children from age five upwards and to sibling groups to enable brothers and sisters to remain together.
Members of the $29 billion State Employees' Credit Union will be able to see foster care children who are looking for adoptive parents through a display of photographs at the cooperative's 254 branches.
Bacchetta's words echo with the collective voice of over 100 adoptive parents interviewed for this book.
A NORTH East council has launched a campaign to encourage people to think about becoming adoptive parents.
The prospective adoptive parent sample was recruited from applicants who had successfully completed the intercountry adoption assessment process in New South Wales, reached the stage of approval and whose applications had already been sent to the overseas country.
As an adoptive parent himself, he clearly understands the very deep questions and concerns adoption raises.