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parent

1. a father or mother
2. Rare an ancestor
3. 
a. an organism or organization that has produced one or more organisms or organizations similar to itself
b. (as modifier): a parent organism
4. Physics Chem
a. a precursor, such as a nucleus or compound, of a derived entity
b. (as modifier): a parent nucleus

parent

[′per·ənt]
(computer science)
An element that precedes a given element in a data structure.
(nuclear physics)
A radionuclide that upon disintegration yields a specified nuclide, the daughter, either directly, or indirectly as a later member of a radioactive series.
(quantum mechanics)
If an n-electron state is written as a sum of products of 1-electron states and (n- 1)-electron states, the (n- 1)-electron states are called the parents of the n-electron states.

parent

(mathematics, data)
The ancestor node in a tree that points to the current node (one of its child nodes).

Parents

(dreams)
In this dream you may be expressing feelings and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents, but rather the male and female sides of personality or self. The father may represent the expressive, creative, and protective sides of God, while the mother His receptive and nurturing side. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men our collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that urges you on and inspires you. This knowledge is intuitive and unexpressed by words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity.
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The rights of biological parents and relatives to raise their own children informed most custodial decisions in the United States and European states as well.
Then, once the parental relationship is proven, there is a strong presumption that the step-parent should pay the Child Support Guidelines amount just as a biological parent would.
But the court can make a decision against a biological parent if it would be detrimental to the children.
Whether you ever took any steps to exclude the biological parent from the child's life and showed you intended to replace that parent
Moreover, a jailed biological parent also dramatically raised the risk of the child having spent time in prison or a young offenders institution.
IT is the most natural thing in the world for adopted children to be curious about their biological parents.
The brand is offering an 'Other Mothers' contest for any relative, friend, or foster parent who has raised a child in absence of a biological parent.
Were I the biological parent, or the adoptive parent, I would have fought tooth and nail to hold on to my child.
Since the circumstances that lead to children living with an adoptive parent or stepparent differ, the profiles of these groups may be distinct from each other, and from that of children living with a biological parent," said Rose Kreider, chief of the Census Bureau's Fertility and Family Statistics Branch.
And 22% live with one biological parent, 18% live in a lone-parent family with one biological parent and a further 4% live with one biological parent and his/her spouse or partner.
Thirty states do net allow second-parent adoptions, in which a child's nonbiological parent is allowed to adopt the child without severing the rights of the biological parent, end of the 20 that do, only Massachusetts, Vermont, end New York, have recognized the rights of nonbiological or nonadoptive parents through the highest courts.

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