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Adoption is the process of assuming parenting for another, and in turn all rights and responsibilities attached to this, from the biological parents of the child being adopted.

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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 some states this ...

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, and has the ...


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 unjustified failure to ...

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 agencies, and will have ...

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 on its birth ...

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