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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The law also requires the adoptive parents' legitimate children, aged 10 and above, to give their consent to the process.
State Employees' said its participation and goal is to promote the adoption of foster kids and encourage North Carolina citizens to become foster or adoptive parents.
Adoptive parents come from all walks of life from older people whose families have grown up to childless couples, single people to same sex couples and people from other ethnic groups, both within and outside of South Tyneside.
The initial response rate was poor, but a second mail out succeeded in recruiting the prospective adoptive parent sample.
"Our experience at Scottish Adoption is that successful adoptive parents come from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, cultures and living situations.
Fiction or memoir, the stories can be narrated in the first person by adoptees, adoptive parents, birthparents, or a combination.
3rd District Court of Appeal had agreed with Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman that discriminating against adoptive parents based on their sexual orientation violates the state constitution's guarantee of equality before the law.
. To apply to become an adoptive parent ring 01978 295311.
Andy Stahl of Eugene was one of four adoptive parents who sued the state in 2003, challenging its unilateral decision to cut by 7.5 percent the monthly adoption subsidies it had agreed in writing to pay parents.
But with equal force it also comes alive in the relationships between birth parents and the children they relinquish for adoption and between adoptive parents and adopted children.
A full and final adoption establishes a parent-child relationship; it can occur only if both adoptive parents, or the sole adoptive parent (in adoptions by one parent) see the orphan before or during the adoption proceedings.
Written by adoptive parent, advocate, and activist Joan McNamara, Borya And The Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story is a children's picturebook that tells of the experience of international adoption from a very young child's point of view.