birth father

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birth father

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birthfather

(bûrth′fä′thər)
n.
One's biological father.
The genetic father of a child
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Despite her dad's interest in her home region, culture and language, she spent the decades learning to blend rather than embrace her roots or launch a search for her birthfather.
It was a decade later, in 1994, after she gave birth to a son, that she grew interested, but her birthfather wouldn't be found until 2009.
All Amy and her family had to go on was an old address her birthfather had left behind when he relinquished her nearly 40 years ago.
The search moved quickly after that and Zhen-yi Wu - Amy's birthfather - turned up.
Amy's birthfather wrote of his life and the reunion for a story on their journey published in Clark's alumni magazine.
Stepfather families were defined as those in which the target adolescent's birthmother had been living with a man who was not the adolescent's birthfather for at least the past year, and in which the target adolescent lived with the mother more than half time.
Studies have found that stepfathers, on average, are less involved and communicative with their stepchildren, provide less warmth and nurturance, and hold a less positive view of their relationships with their stepchildren than birthfathers who live with their children (Hofferth, Pleck, Stueve, Bianchi & Sayer, 2002).
My birthfather was working on a cruise ship of Cunard Lines and dated my birthmother when in port.
My birthfather was originally from Birmingham, England.
Dowd, Parentage at Birth: Birthfathers and Social Fatherhood, 14 Wm.
Counseling and research implications are discussed, including the importance of studying and providing services to international birthparents, birthfathers, and domestic birthmothers.
Jones takes us into their lives as they make their painful choice to relinquish their children and then follows their almost invariably traumatic relations with birthfathers, medical personnel, adoption agencies, relatives, friends, and, later, spouses.