BIRTH PARENT

n. the biological parent and, thus, the closest blood relation of a child. It usually refers to the birth mother from whom the child has inherited genetic taits. This is in contrast to the parent who intends to rear the child. See adoptive parents,

BIRTH PARENT: "As the biological parent of a child, a birth parent hands down certain genetic traits and predispostion related to health."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BIRTH PARENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/birth-parent/ (accessed September 26, 2018).
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