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birth mother

also birth·moth·er (bûrth′mŭth′ər)
n.
One's biological mother.
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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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The silence of birth mothers has long been embedded in transnational adoption practice.
With the birth mothers he uncovers stories of poverty, addiction and abuse which lie behind their decision.
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(231) Insofar as surrogacy contracts use boilerplate agreements drafted by the surrogacy agency, which is common, (232) consent problems on the part of the birth mothers remain.
She has become a strong proponent of DNA analysis and hopes more birth mothers seeking their children begin using it.
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Cultural expectations and assumptions have led both birth mothers and adoptive mothers to feelings of guilt, shame and failure for not fitting in to depictions of hetero-normative patriarchal motherhood.
The researchers found that partners experience shifts in sexuality, just as birth mothers do.
Public intermediary services, private businesses and volunteers help reunite willing adoptees and birth mothers, although sometimes it involves hundreds of dollars and no guarantee of success.
For example, two families reported that their sons were distraught over the fact that their birth mothers had given birth to and parented other children after the adoption.
(32) Neither the Golombok research nor a number of qualitative research studies of birth mothers undertaken by Olga van den Akker found significant differences along genetic-non-genetic lines in either birth mothers' or intended parents' experiences of the pregnancy, relinquishment, or subsequent relationship with the child.