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birth mother

also

birthmother

(bûrth′mŭth′ər)
n.
One's biological mother.

birth mother

the biological mother or woman who bears a child. The child may have been conceived in a surrogate mother with sperm of the biological father.
A woman who carries a baby to term and delivers it

birth mother

Biological mother, genetic mother, natural mother Reproductive medicine A ♀ who carries a baby to term, who she plans to give up for adoption. See Baby M, Surrogacy Social medicine The ♀ who, with the birth father conceived a child, carried the pregnancy to term and delivered, then subsequently placed the child for adoption.
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Are intended parents using their own gametes (or those of the birth mother or an egg donor)?
At the time, also add the names, genders, and birth dates of any new children, including adopted and stepchildren but not other kids the birth mother is caring for) We are going to use this calendar to outline your life over the years that you have been a mother.
By then, however, the birth mother had gotten to know the person inside.
Dreke even had DNA tests done to confirm Roy is his birth mother.
Only one of the participants had not had contact with their birth mother, who had died prior to reunion.
Her birth mother and birth father are related to me by blood and we also share a friendship.
The birth mother became sexually involved with another woman and the original couple has filed for divorce.
She added: "Her birth mother happened to have the same maiden name as me.
The babies had early contact an hour or so after birth mother and baby together.
Although Grotevant and McRoy's (1998) definition captured the notion of open adoption alternatives, it is difficult to apply their typology to all adoptions, because the openness in an adoption may not always include the birth mother as the birth family member with whom the adoptive family maintains contact and because the amount of fully disclosed information varies over time.
According to the Act, the birth mother will be given full parental responsibility for the child.