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It's difficult to define because it depends on our experience. I don't dare answer this tricky question because I may be offensive to some people because those people I consider my parents are my biological ones and they have always (not so true) been good to me. Sometimes I didn't understand why they took some decisions but now I understand that all that they did they did it because they loved me and seriously I don't think any other woman would have sacrificed this much for me. My mother is the greatest person I know.

I don't even know if I've answered the question.
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It depends on context. Parent is often a technical term used to describe non human relationships. And it does not mean the same as mother and father.
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Personally, I believe that a person is not a parent just because they get someone pregnant or get pregnant and give birth. To me, a parent is one who loves his or her children and is there for them no matter what. Anyone can get pregnant or get someone pregnant; but it takes a special person to be a genuine mother or father.
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It applies to adoptive parents as well since one may adopt a child, but doesn't act motherly or fatherly to said adoptee.
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I think it's subjective but I'm really unsure of my opinion. I have some good memories of my dad when I was little and he didn't want me out of the house, he's my biological father and he was fatherly at first but I don't have contact and I don't consider him my dad.
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I think a parent is someone who takes the time to raise the child. A parent nurtures and/or disciplines, provides (or helps provide if they can), is depended on, teaches, guides, cares for their needs and loves.

Any random gal can give birth to a baby and any random guy can hand off some sperm. Fuck, incubate for 9 months and push. It takes actual dedication and hard work to be a PARENT. Dropping the kids off and Grandma's house or only doing the bare minimum to keep CPS from knocking at your door does not make you a decent parent anymore than my doing bare minimum basic maintenance on my car makes me a qualified mechanic.

Technically, having or adopting kids makes you a parent, but it does not make you a Mom or a Dad. I'll echo what my Mom said when she referenced her adopted parents vs. her biological parents because it's the simplest way that I have heard it said and hopefully it will make my babblefest make more sense...

"She gave birth to me, she is my Mother and that is why I call her Mother. Baba raised me, she was my Mom, and Sam was my Dad."
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A parent (from Latin: parēns = parent) is a caretaker of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is of a child (where "child" refers to offspring, not necessarily age). A child can have one or more parents, but they must have two biological parents. Biological parents consist of the male who sired the child and the female who gave birth to the child. In all human societies, the biological mother and father are both responsible for raising their young. However, some parents may not be biologically related to their child. An adoptive parent is one who nurtures and raises the offspring of the biological parents but is not actually biologically related to the child. A child without adoptive parents can be raised by their grandparents or other family members.
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