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an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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Legal custody of the children was held by the state; physical custody was with the foster parents; but, the parental rights of the biological parents had not been terminated.
Many adopted teens wonder what it could have been like with their biological parents.
It is clear from Table 1, for instance, that among the roughly quarter of a million children with only one biological parent who has a partner (i.
The child suffers needlessly when the nonbiological partner is unable to establish a legal relationship, especially should the biological parent die or the relationship otherwise dissolve.
There are no doubt other "father figures," other males, or even females, who contribute to the content and operation of the inner father, but I am examining the biological parent here.
Placing a duty on a stepparent to contribute to the maintenance of the stepchild would not affect the duty of the biological parent of that child with respect to maintenance.
IT is the most natural thing in the world for adopted children to be curious about their biological parents.
Moreover, a jailed biological parent also dramatically raised the risk of the child having spent time in prison or a young offenders institution.
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.
Whether the child still has a relationship with her absent biological parent
67] In Stalina's case, the court was dealing with a young woman just three years short of legal maturity who had a clear--and no doubt justified--objection to her biological parent.
Detectives later determined that he was not her biological parent, but he is the father of Gibbons' other child, according to sheriff's officials.
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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