birth father


: the father of a child when the child is born : the natural father of a child who has been adopted

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Recent Examples on the Web Along with Black, returning members of the Kung Fu 4 voice cast include Dustin Hoffman as Kung Fu master Shifu, James Hong as Po’s adoptive father, Bryan Cranston as Po’s birth father Li, and Ian McShane as Shifu’s former student and archnemesis. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2024 An 8-month-old girl who was the subject of a Florida Amber Alert on Wednesday was found safe a day after she was taken by her birth father from a childcare center in Broward County, police said. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 Yes, William is just as good-looking as Lord John, who is sweating bullets, wondering if Bree is going to spill the beans about Jamie being William's birth father. Lincee Ray,, 24 June 2023 Mary had been getting government checks because her birth father had died in an accident. Maureen Maher, CBS News, 23 Dec. 2023 For starters, additional tests showed Mary's DNA matched not only Charlotte – but also the birth father. Maureen Maher, CBS News, 23 Dec. 2023 John told Lisa that Janice had given birth to her at 19 without her birth father’s knowledge and gave her up for adoption. Nicolás Viñuela, NBC News, 17 Dec. 2023 Returning voice cast members include Dustin Hoffman as Kung Fu master Shifu; James Hong as Po’s adoptive father, Mr. Ping; Bryan Cranston as Po’s birth father, Li; and Ian McShane as Tai Lung, Shifu’s former student and nemesis. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 Soon, Tom Fallis also adopted the girls after their birth father gave up his parental rights. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 11 Apr. 2015

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