birth mother

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birth mother

also birth·moth·er (bûrth′mŭth′ər)
n.
One's biological mother.

birth mother

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the woman who gives birth to a child, regardless of whether she is the genetic mother or subsequently brings up the child
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From the viewpoint of some adoptees, it would also be beneficial if birth mothers were to undertake counselling, and to be advised that the children they gave up many years ago have probably formed mother-child bonds that will not be replaced.
Birth mothers will have two options: a 40-week leave at 75 percent of their salary or a 55-week leave at 70 percent of their salary for the first 25 weeks and 55 percent for the rest.
Their views of birth mothers vary by race; White birth mothers are most often described as unselfish, while Asian, Black, and White birth mothers of Biracial children are viewed with greater ambiguity.
In stories of adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth mothers, she traces the crumbling consensus that adoption was "the best solution" to illegitimacy and infertility.
The Independent Adoption Center (see below) specializes in "open adoption" (where birth mothers choose the people who will adopt their baby, and the children grow up knowing that they are adopted and who their birth mother is).
Six months later, after being presented with birth mothers "living every nightmare you can imagine," Anderson says the out couple decided to go to China.
A council could face a legal challenge after refusing to allow the birth mothers of adopted children any information on their sons or daughters.
Birth mothers need emotional support and understanding to recover after making such a painful decision, according to Susan Van Sleet and Kathy Barta Orlet.
A lack of relationship between birth mothers and their children was nonexistent when the Uniform Parentage Act was written.
Suite101 articles range from practical gift ideas for the "travel mom" junkie, to sympathetic gifts for expecting mums, to special gift ideas celebrating recent birth mothers and grandmothers.
For adopted siblings in which both siblings had birth family contact, results indicated that it was common for siblings to cross over in contact with both birth families and to view the respective birth mothers as friends.
Both birth mothers didn't keep their newborns for one reason or another.