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birth mother

also

birthmother

(bûrth′mŭth′ər)
n.
One's biological mother.
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A woman who carries a baby to term and delivers it
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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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Rendering birth mothers as silent victims is as necessary a condition for transnational adoption practices as their present absence.
And with the hopeful adopters he discovers the emotional pain they must endure when the birth mother changes her mind.
Julie, from Birmingham, has always known that she's adopted, but found out when she was a teenager that her birth mother, Marion, was only 18 when she had her.
(383) When freedom of contract is applied to surrogacy contract such that the parties' consent and intent govern, "[b]irth becomes the subject of negotiation, and motherhood is exchanged in the market." (384) When birth mothers and children are thought of as raw material, they are reduced from whole beings to commodities.
She spent nine years looking for her Lebanese birth mother, only to find her living an hour away from the Swiss village where Guigan was raised by her adoptive family.
While many birth mothers, adoptive mothers and mothers-to-be will no doubt hold the difficulties faced by adoptees as their first consideration, that piece of the adoption triad is not overtly addressed in this collection.
Opponents contend birth mothers were promised privacy in perpetuity, which Donaldson Institute research has not been able to substantiate, and research shows both adopted children and the parents who gave them up want contact, Pertman said.
The adoptive mother invited her 15-year-old daughter's birth mother to live with them for a few months.
In the absence of research it is impossible to know whether the dominance of gestational surrogacy in Australia reflects the preference of intended parents and/or of birth mothers, arises as a result of the restrictive practice of fertility providers, or is the result of a combination of both factors.
The Birth Mothers. The longitudinal study in which participants were involved was a study (RO1-54321) of the parenting history of women with SMI.
I once worked with a couple whose profile had not gotten a nibble from even one of some 50 birth mothers. The reason?