Father

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A father is the male parent of a child.wikipedia
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Putative father

A putative father is a man whose biological relationship to a child is alleged but has not been established.
A putative father, with some variation in specific language, generally means a man whose legal relationship to a child has not been established but who is alleged to be or claims that he may be the biological father of a child who is born to a woman to whom he is not married at the time of the child's birth.

Mother

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The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother.
The parallel conditions and terms for males: those who are (typically biologically) fathers do not, by definition, take up the role of fatherhood.

Paternity law

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The paternity rights of a father with regard to his children differ widely from country to country often reflecting the level of involvement and roles expected by that society.
Paternity law refers to body of law underlying legal relationship between a father and his biological or adopted children and deals with the rights and obligations of both the father and the child to each other as well as to others.

Paternity fraud

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An estimated 2% of British fathers experiences paternity fraud during a non-paternity event, bringing up a child they wrongly believe to be their biological offspring.
Paternity fraud is a situation where a man is deliberately and incorrectly identified to be the biological father of a child.

Tochigi patricide case

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The Tochigi patricide case, or Aizawa patricide case, is a landmark father–daughter incest and patricide case in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.

Sperm donation

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A biological father is the male genetic contributor to the creation of the infant, through sexual intercourse or sperm donation.
Sperm donation enables a man to father a child for third-party women, and is therefore, categorized as a form of third party reproduction.

Stay-at-home dad

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A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, full-time father, stay-at-home father [SAHD], house dad, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.

Paternal bond

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A paternal bond is the human bond between a father and his child.

Father complex

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Father complex in psychology is a complex—a group of unconscious associations, or strong unconscious impulses—which specifically pertains to the image or archetype of the father.

Responsible fatherhood

Responsible fatherhood movement
Along with the changes in family formation in the latter part of the 20th century, the issue of healthy, responsible fatherhood also began to gain attention.

Sociology of the family

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A number of studies have been given to the American public to determine how men view and define fatherhood.

Male

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A father is the male parent of a child.

Child

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A father is the male parent of a child.

Infant

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A biological father is the male genetic contributor to the creation of the infant, through sexual intercourse or sperm donation.

Sexual intercourse

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A biological father is the male genetic contributor to the creation of the infant, through sexual intercourse or sperm donation.

Stepfather

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A stepfather is a male who is the husband of a child's mother and they may form a family unit, but who generally does not have the legal rights and responsibilities of a parent in relation to the child.

Adjective

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The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother.

Verb

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The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the noun "fathering".

Sperm

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Biological fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male).

X chromosome

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Biological fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male).

Y chromosome

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Biological fathers determine the sex of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male).

Term of endearment

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Related terms of endearment are dad (dada, daddy), papa, pappa, papasita, (pa, pap) and pop.

Parental leave

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Parental leave is when a father takes time off to support his newly born or adopted baby.

Sweden

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Paid paternity leave first began in Sweden in 1976, and is paid in more than half of European Union countries.

European Union

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Paid paternity leave first began in Sweden in 1976, and is paid in more than half of European Union countries.