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parent

n. the lawful and natural father or mother of a person. The word does not mean grandparent or ancestor, but can include an adoptive parent. (See: adoption)

parent

noun ancestor, author, author of one's exissence, derivation, father, generator, mother, mover, precursor, predecessor, primogenitor, procreator, source
Associated concepts: abusive parent, child welfare, neglect
See also: ancestor, author, derivation, originator, precursor, primogenitor, progenitor, source
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A child should not be removed from the primary care of his or her biological parents without compelling reason.
Only in cases when children had been abandoned, orphaned, or legally relinquished, and/or when biological parents had proved themselves unfit would the courts intervene to place children in state or adoptive hands--and, theoretically, only when adoption served a child's interests.
The child suffers needlessly when the nonbiological partner is unable to establish a legal relationship, especially should the biological parent die or the relationship otherwise dissolve.
There are no doubt other "father figures," other males, or even females, who contribute to the content and operation of the inner father, but I am examining the biological parent here.
Placing a duty on a stepparent to contribute to the maintenance of the stepchild would not affect the duty of the biological parent of that child with respect to maintenance.
natural parent means the biological parent who lives with the child (and usually has custody); and
She said Rowe would have an advantage because she is the biological parent.
Drawing on interviews in Sweden and Ireland, it examines reproductive decision-making, reproductive health care, the everyday spaces of parenthood such as daycare and schools, the negotiation of biology and kinship with sperm donors and in couples where only one partner is the biological parent, and the possibility of a more flexible approach to gender relations within these families.
When the child's DNA is compared to an alleged parent and no match exist, that person is excluded 100% as the biological parent.
In the past, judges dealing with such cases have held that the biological parent is the natural parent, he said.
Detectives later determined that he was not her biological parent, but is the father of Gibbons' other child, according to sheriff's officials.

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