birthmother

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

birth +‎ mother

Noun[edit]

birthmother (plural birthmothers)

  1. The biological mother of an adopted child.
    • 1989 June 16, Adoptive mother and father, “Top-Notch Agency”, Chicago Reader:
      The Agency educated us on the adoption process and gave us the opportunity to meet with other adoptive parents and also prospective birthmothers.

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