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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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The interviews have yet to air, but I can tell you that my birthmother choosing to come forward publicly with her story for the first time brings me incredible hope.
No, my grandmother never called my birthmother the Aswang.
Thuy said that the birthmother had relinquished the child to the grandmother in the hospital.
They can match with a birthmother immediately or can take two--three years or longer.
When Charlie is afraid of hurting his mother's feelings for thinking about his birthmother, he is comforted by the fact that there are no limits to who we keep in our hearts.
55) "Closed adoption refers to an adoption process where there is no interaction of any kind between birthmothers and prospective adoptive families.
In adoption, then, brokers and the state may make money from the process while cutting out the birthmother entirely.
In 2002, a registry in Toronto found my birthmother for whom I had been searching for almost four years.
Her husband, whom the farm people used to go to and borrow the bolt-gun, the buffer, which was stored in a hardwood box lined with fine green felt, its cartridges tucked in the hollowed-out niches, died from a heart attack more than ten years back, just hours after being admitted to the hospital--his skeleton lies in the clay vessel in which the putrid-smelling bone stock was rendered from the bones of slaughtered animals, to be brushed on the horses with a crow's feather around the eyes, nostrils, and belly, over the skeleton of Eva Philippitsch, the birthmother of Adam the Third.
85) Legislators have viewed parental consent as so vital to adoption proceedings that in many states the law allows a birthmother as long as six months or a year to revoke her consent to adoption.
When forced to leave his birthmother, Kamal also leaves behind his childhood love, Saida--the African granddaughter of local poet Mzee Omari bin Tamim, a man with a complex relationship to the German colonizers.
Son" largely revolves around a new character, Gabe's birthmother, Claire.