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birth family Syllabification: birth fam·i·ly

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of birth family in English:


One’s biological parents and siblings, as opposed to adoptive relatives.
Example sentences
  • Adoption is when a birth family is unable to care for a baby or child.
  • I had, I suppose, a happy childhood, but my adoptive mother said attempting to trace my birth family might involve pain and hurt, especially for me.
  • And Lynn, whose character is adopted, is going to go on another journey that involves her birth family.
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