Adoptive father

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Related to Adoptive father: adoptive parent, birth father
one who adopts the child of another, treating it as his own.

See also: Father

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Elsie Scully-Hicks was 18 months old when she was rushed to the University Hospital of Wales on May 25, 2016 after collapsing and having a cardiac arrest while being looked after by her adoptive father, Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, at their home in Llandaff, Cardiff.
Embattled presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares yesterday visited the tomb of her adoptive father, the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.
Otoku is forcibly dismissed from service by the strong wishes of the adoptive father Kikugoro as well as the family and relatives, and the two are torn apart.
Also training at Melwood was Mario Balotelli, who has returned to Melwood after a period of grieving following the recent death of his adoptive father.
Mabanckou chronicles the rising tension between adoptive father and son as James grew up to follow his own path, one that contradicted his fathers Manichean view that all Caucasians were "White demons" and the enemy--a view that eventually ended James Baldwins involvement in the church.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A criminal case was launched in Amur region in the East of Russia, after a five-year-old Russian boy was allegedly strangled to death by his Italian adoptive father.
A MAN was jailed after he pestered his adoptive father in the face of two court orders.
The anonymous adoptive father aims to ensure the birth mother of his child that her adoption decision is an act of "love" that has "touched and enriched the lives of numerous people" and without her "selfless, courageous act," his life "wouldn't have acquired new meaning" and he wouldn't have "the noblest title of all: a father" (1).
Mallory is 17, living an almost-normal life under the protection of her adoptive father, Adam.
We just let him follow his instincts as much as we can," his adoptive father, John Mark Crawford, said in the video.
The law is named in the memory of the two-year old Russian boy locked up by his American adoptive father in the heat and in memory of all Russian children who were killed and injured by foster parents in the United States.
Life with Digit, however, is proving more pleasant, and according to her 68-year-old adoptive father, "It's going very well, because we have a 13-year-old relationship with Digit.