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Relating to the process of raising a child from infancy to adulthood.

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birth father

Parenting; Adoption

The biological father of a child.

birth mother

Parenting; Adoption

The biological mother of a child.

Department of Vital Records

Parenting; Adoption

The government department in each state that issues and maintains the official birth certificates and death certificates of individuals that were born or died in that state. In ...

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)

Parenting; Adoption

This federal agency is now referred to as United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS). USCIS is operated under the United States Department of Homeland Security, ...


Parenting; Adoption

Refers to the most common involuntary reason that the parental rights of an absent parent can be terminated by a court. Abandoment unanimously include some combination of an ...

waiting children

Parenting; Adoption

Refers to non-infant, school age children, who have become legally available for adoption. They will generally be under the legal jurisdiction and care of public foster care ...

birth parent

Parenting; Adoption

The biological parents of a child, whether male or female, and regardless of whether the parents of the child are married to each other, or are shown as the parents of the child ...