Definitions

By: Branna Krause

Biological Parents

Biological Mother: a female who has conceived and given birth to an offspring

Biological Father: a male who has sired or transmitted his genes to an offspring

Other Types of Parents

Alleged Father: a legal term for a male who may be legally married but not living with his wife and not divorced or who may be part of a relationship outside the marriage

Presumed Father: a male who is married to bio mother, signed acknowledgement of paternity, or whose name is on the birth certificate