a biological mother (birth mother) or biological father (birth father); a biological parent.
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When do you capitalize words like “mother,” “father,” “grandmother,” and “grandfather” when writing about them?You should capitalize these when referring to your own relatives: Hello, Mother. A good rule to follow is to capitalize them if they are used as proper nouns. If used as common nouns, don’t capitalize as in: We honor all mothers in May. In other words, capitalize words such as “Mother,” “Father,” “Grandmother,” “Grandfather,” “Son,” “Daughter,” and “Sis” when they are used in place of …
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the woman who gives birth to a child, regardless of whether she is the genetic mother or subsequently brings up the child
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A biological mother.
A biological parent.
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