adoptive parent

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Noun1.adoptive parent - a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own childadoptive parent - a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
parent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
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30pm, where staff will be on hand to chat to people interested in finding out more about becoming an adoptive parent.
As a foster and adoptive parent, I've had a front row seat at seeing some of the pain and suffering these children have endured, and it's heartbreaking," Judith Dorsey, SECU card services compliance manager, said.
Adoptive parent and author Sally Bacchetta wrote the book in response to a need common among adoptive families.
The council's reputation for delivering professional, effective services in this field means that anyone looking to become an adoptive parent can feel safe in the knowledge that they will be working with one of the best teams in the country.
It's something that every adoptive parent gets their heads around anyway when they begin the process of adoption - that their child may one day want to meet their real mum and dad.
Eligibility requirements to become an intercountry adoptive parent vary between Australian States and Territories as well as between countries of origin, and applicants are required to meet both the relevant sets of selection criteria.
Being an adoptive parent is hard work and challenging at times.
All other persons are eligible to be considered case-by-case to be adoptive parents, but not homosexual persons--even where, as here, the adoptive parent is a fit parent and the adoption is in the best interest of the children.
On Monday, one existing adoptive parent addressed guests at the launch of the North Wales Adoption Service in Llandudno.
This empathy developed regardless of how unprepared the adoptive parent felt for the contact experience and at every level of contact.
A full and final adoption establishes a parent-child relationship; it can occur only if both adoptive parents, or the sole adoptive parent (in adoptions by one parent) see the orphan before or during the adoption proceedings.
Cathy speaks from experience as a nurse and an adoptive parent.