biological family

biological family

A family related by blood or marriage.
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biological family

Social medicine A family related by blood or marriage. See Family, Nuclear family.
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Given up for adoption as a baby, I never knew my biological family. But after a long and painful search for my birth mother, I was overjoyed to discover I had a half-sister.
At the age of 23, she was successful in locating all the members of her biological family and hosted a joyous reunion for all.
Even her first trip to Lebanon, in 2003, was not made in search of her biological family. Instead, she intended to explore a heritage and culture she had missed out on during her French upbringing.
Linda Whelan became curious about her biological family when her adoptive parents, Catherine and John, died in the 1980s.
The Manning family (Jane's biological family) was left devastated on March 25 when the former newspaper journalist was handed down a 10-year sentence on a modified charge.
A state court had denied their adoption petition; the federal law gives adoption placement preference to biological family members of Native American children, other members of the child's tribe, or other Native American families.
From the ethical point of view, professor of Medical Ethics Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, from Weill Cornel Medicine -- Cornell University will present research on "Reprogenetic Technologies and the Valuing of the Biological Family".
Yet again, he will hit a dead end, finding out he is not a Newman either, and basically cutting him out of all four of the influential families in Genoa City will leave him at wit's end, because he will genuinely be lost about just who he can refer to as his biological family.
The father of two has worked for various companies as a brand manager, administrator and is also a model who works in both Kenya and Pakistan.Farhan says over the years he has come to terms with his status and has met his biological family in Pakistan.
Years pass, and perhaps the true biological family member wants to file a petition for the child, but the birth certificate and family relationships are so messed up, that it could be hard to unravel, especially if the birth certificate lists someone else or 'unknown' as a parent.
I strongly urge Illinois legislators to support House Bill 2617, which provides insurance coverage for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, radical surgery or other medically necessary treatment that threatens their ability to have a biological family. Rep.