Life Style / Adoption / Birth Parent
Birth Parent: A child's biological parent.
Birth Certificate (amended): Legal document after the adoption is finalized, replacing the original birth certificate, as indicated by the court in the adoption decree, with the adoptive parents' names replacing the bir . . . View Full Definition
Parent Element: A radioactive element that spontaneously decays into a new substance. The product of this decay is known as a 'daughter' element.
Parent Company: A company that owns another company.
Parent or caretaker: Person responsible for the care of the child.
Foster Parent: State-licensed adult who is paid or volunteers to take care of children, but is not related by blood, marriage or adoption.
Co-Parenting: A long-term (formal or informal) agreement to support the needs of children with developmental disabilities by which extra caregivers support parents by providing ongoing respite parenting w . . . View Full Definition
National Grandparents Day: The first Sunday after Labor Day has been declared National Grandparents Day in the United States. The proclamation for the holiday was signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The Septembe . . . View Full Definition
Parental Leave: A benefit designed to provide employees with approved paid or unpaid time off following the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a dependent.
Termination of Parental Rights (TPR): The legal process which involuntarily severs a parent's rights to a child.