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a first form from which varieties arise or imitations are made

to be the biological father of

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a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

the founder of a family

'Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church)

(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine

a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

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God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

a person who founds or establishes some institution

the head of an organized crime family

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Using the baseline father sample of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Survey (N = 3,525), I consider how father type and presence and biological father involvement is associated with new father's attitudes toward fathering, testing the modeling and compensator3, hypotheses.
46] Still trying in 1953 to solve the intractable problem of how to deal with all those biological fathers who wished to adopt their own children, Narkompros's successor, the Ministry of Enlightenment, recommended that adoptions of illegitimate children could take place so long as the mother's consent had been secured and the adoptive father planned to live with and raise the child.
Finally the adult biological father experiences feelings of concern, which will be discussed under the following heading.
The researchers looked at two different family types, those with resident biological fathers and those without, and found that in both these family situations, children perform better academically when mothers teach more during play with their toddlers.
He discovered that his biological father had told his family stories about Sylvia and his time in Wales, except for one detail.
making substantive changes to the definitions of "parent," "primarily lives and works outside Florida" and "unmarried biological father"; providing that an unmarried biological father who fails to file a claim of paternity with the Putative Father Registry prior to the date a petition for termination of parental rights is filed is also barred from filing a paternity claim pursuant to Chapter 742, F.
Speaking about his daughter's death for the first time, Khyra's biological father Ishaq Abu Zaire said: "I'm just as ignorant as everyone else as to what happened.
After having his own and the babies' DNA tested, he discovered that he was the biological father of only the larger baby.
19) Putative father registries are designed to protect the rights of all parties to an adoption proceeding, including the rights of the unmarried biological father to notice and an opportunity to be heard.
My BFF just found out her dad isn't her biological father.
For the record, Gerry is the biological father of his daughter Madeleine.
When the Witness Protection Program relocates him in the hometown of his biological father, he seeks reconciliation; but his biological father wants nothing to do with him and betrays Jamy's location to the men who want him dead.
Carol Davis, who had a flourishing ministry in counseling and leading retreats, had been thinking about contacting her biological father.
The biological father of 13-month-old "Baby David" said yesterday that he had been misled into agreeing to give up his son to pop diva Madonna.