unwed parent

unwed parent

Social medicine A person who is not married at the time of delivering a child
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In Negros Oriental, there was a high official of the church prohibiting unwed parents from having their newborn kids baptized.
Percentage of babies born in 1985 to unwed parents The figures show 65,536 births were recorded in 2015, with 33,480 boys and 32,056 girls 1,199 births to mothers born that year.
Louisiana and its Progeny--Children and Their Unwed Parents
The historical stigma of single parenting is largely a thing of the past, and there are more financial resources available to unwed parents now than ever before in history.
This book addresses a clear need head-on--the growing number of unwed parents.
One carefully evaluated program, Building Strong Families, focused on unwed parents but had no effect on their marriage rates.
Though some of us had divorced or unwed parents, questions like "What if God hasn't called you to be married?
Mark said: "Despite arguing that we loved one another and didn't want our baby to be born to unwed parents, they would not budge.
Even as rappers bemoan such scenarios in catchy music lyrics and comedians joke about it in stand-up routines, the bigger issue is fatherlessness--an epidemic in the Black community where more than 70 percent of children are born to unwed parents, according to federal health statistics.
Children can no longer be denied inheritance rights and legal standing because their parents are not married and unwed parents cannot be denied parental rights.
Recent statistics indicate that nearly four in every ten children born in the United States have unwed parents, (2) and that these children are surrendered for adoption more frequently than children born into wedlock.
Simply put, there are three options: 1) reduce unwed childbearing, 2) encourage and prepare unwed parents to marry, and 3) reduce divorce among married parents.