birth family


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birth family

n.
A family consisting of one's biological parents and siblings as opposed to adoptive ones.
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Indeed, acting on any curiosity about his birth family will be complex given that he is such a public figure.
Elsie was named Shayla O'Brien by her birth family when she was born in November 2014.
He then got in touch with social services and, after an eight-month wait, they were given his adoption folder which eventually led to his birth family.
Never once have I heard my parents speak negatively about my birth parents, despite the knowledge of what harm other members of my birth family meant for me.
Much of the book explores her life post-slavery; including, her relationship with her birth family, her encounters with the foster care system, and her attempts to heal and build a life of her own.
Focusing on children age 11 and above, they use social theories, policy analysis, research reports, and practice material to follow journeys through the care system, from life with the birth family, to foster care, to children's homes, adoption, and transitioning to adulthood.
It wasn't until Littlechild was in his twenties that he reconnected with the Hobbema community that his birth family came from, and met aunts and uncles, and siblings he never knew he had.
The local authority currently caring for the child has a duty to make every effort to return the child to their birth family, where possible.
Most individuals who contact the project want information about their backgrounds and many hope to re-establish contact with birth family members.
The phase 2 and 3 findings also illuminated challenges, discomforts, and disappointments that arose in the adoptive family's relationships with birth family members.
Two issues are apparent: (1) as our understanding of heredity has increased, so has our documentation of the birth parents' and siblings' medical records, because we now know that that this information may be needed for medical purposes in the future; (2) sealed historical records of the birth family in the Court that finalized the adoption are now accessible by following relatively simple, state-regulated procedures.