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birth parent

also birth·par·ent (bûrth′pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
n.
One's biological parent.

birth′ par`ent


n.
a parent who has conceived or sired rather than adopted a child and whose genes are therefore transmitted to the child. Also called biological parent.
[1980–85]
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Researchers are seeking 300 volunteers with a biological parent with a known genetic mutation causing rare and typically early-onset forms of the disorder to join the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Disease Network (DIAN) study, a six-year, $16 million study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In reaching its decision the court should always have in mind that, in the ordinary way, the rearing of a child by his or her biological parent can be expected to be in the child's best interest, both in the short term and also, and importantly, in the longer term.
In March, Utah's governor vetoed a bill passed by the state legislature that would have prevented nonbiological parents from having legal access to their kids in cases of separation from or death of the biological parent.
The regulations require you to have responsibility for your bringing up the child, and you must be a biological parent, guardian, adoptive parent or foster carer of the child or be married or be a partner of the person who has those responsibilities.
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It quoted an Ontario case which said that "The right of a biological parent is thus a secondary consideration to the best interests of the child.
Generally, if the noncustodial biological parent consents, stepparents may adopt the children.
Besides negotiating chores and curfews, kids often find themselves having less "alone time" with their biological parent.
In this article, I am referring to the biological parent as the personal father for several reasons (Krampe & Fairweather, 1993).
This is true even if the stepchild's other biological parent is dead, or destitute, or missing.
The risk of coronary heart disease in adopted individuals who had at least one biological parent with coronary heart disease was 40-60 percent higher than that of a control group.

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