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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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.
Adoptive parents perceived the stress from their child's demanding behavior as greater than biological parents (adoptive parent mean =1.
Written by adoptive parent, advocate, and activist Joan McNamara, Borya And The Burps: An Eastern European Adoption Story is a children's picturebook that tells of the experience of international adoption from a very young child's point of view.
Leaders of the movement have emerged, such as Adam Pertman, adoptive parent and author of Adoption Nation (2001).
Flint: The process starts with being educated by The Cradle, to make sure that you're ready to be a parent at all, and to be an adoptive parent.
Despite recommended practice that at least one adoptive parent spends time at home with the child in the first nine months following placement, the Government previously rewarded UK adoptive parents by a disparity of treatment.
That Crook is an adoptive parent adds to her insights.
The writer further acts as corporate counsel for both The Adoption Council of Alberta and the International Adoption Families Association (IAFA) and is an adoptive parent both domestically and internationally.
In light of media reports concerning the Tennessee adoptive parent who tried to return a seven-year-old adopted boy to Russia by sending him on a flight back by himself, The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), the nation's largest and oldest membership-based child welfare nonprofit, released the following statement from Christine James-Brown, CWLA's CEO:
The book can also be used in a foster and/or adoptive parent pre-adoption group or post-adoption support group.
Matching refers to the judicious pairing of a child with the prospective adoptive parents and family members based on the capacity and commitment of such adoptive parent to meet the individual needs of a particular child and the capacity of such child to benefit from the placement, said the social welfare and development officer.