Adoption Glossary

Glossary - Basic Adoption Words and Terms You Ought to Know

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  • best interests of the child
  • biological parent
  • birth certificate
    • See original birth certificate
  • birth child
  • birth parent/family
  • bonding

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  • gestational surrogacy
  • group home
  • guardian ad litem (GAL)

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