unwed parent

unwed parent

Social medicine A person who is not married at the time of delivering a child
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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.
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.
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.
Data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study reveal that 82 percent of new unwed parents are still in romantic relationships, 80 percent predict they will marry, and more than 90 percent of mothers want the father's continued involvement with the child (McLanahan, Garfinkel, Reichman, & Teitler, 2001).
That is why president Bush's initiative to encourage unwed parents to marry through counseling and incentives is an idea worth trying.
I know that same-sex couples and unwed parents and people choosing not to have children are here to stay.
It is true that in many cases, the unwed parents are a couple, and I personally know unmarried couples who have managed to create stable and happy homes for their children.
The case of unwed parents is a common site of such conflict.
ALTHOUGH CHILD support policies can help enforce child support payments and increase the level of awards, their effects are very different, depending on whether the children are born to unwed parents or to divorced or separated couples.
The Executive has consistently refused to include marriage, because it claims children of unwed parents could end up being stigmatised.