birth family


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birth family

n.
A family consisting of one's biological parents and siblings as opposed to adoptive ones.
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Professor Featherstone, who is Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield, and her team interviewed large numbers of social workers, birth family members, adoptive parents and adopted people plus lawyers and other professionals to compile their 44-page report.
Though his life is wonderful and he is loved, Saroo's memories of his life back in India lead him to begin searching for his birth family in secret.
THE birth family of Elsie Scully-Hicks have said she would "still be alive today" if she had not been removed from their care by social services.
THE birth family of murdered toddler Elsie Scully-Hicks have said she would "still be alive today" if she had not been removed from their care by social services.
Ms Fentiman said adoption provides a permanent family and legal identity for a small number of children in Queensland who cannot live with their birth family.
Marcello also wants to learn more about his birth family.
But growing up in a comfortable home in Oxfordshire was a world away from the life of her birth family, who toiled on tea plantations for desperately low wages.
Legislation to give the right to trace the birth family of an adopted ancestor after they had died came into force in October.
A MAN has met his birth family for the first time in more than 50 years after being adopted at five days old.