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Child

For tax purposes, the term child includes the taxpayer's son, duaghter, stepchild, eligible foster child, or a descedant of any of them, or an adopted child. It also includes the taxpayer's brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them.
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Are there significant differences across time between the adaptation of individuals to the transition to biological childlessness based on gender, age, diagnostic status, perceived physical and emotional health, emotion-focused versus problem-focused coping, perceived personal and medical support, and the availability of other acceptable parenting or role options?
Rowland, 'The prevalence of childlessness in Australia', People and Place, vol.
Also emerging from the interviews was the notion of the implications of childlessness found in the Bible.
Among valued outcomes may be that of helping couples to avoid unnecessary and inaccurate blaming of one partner and aiding them to resolve their situation of childlessness in a manner that they deem helpful.
According to the Census Bureau, the largest increase in childlessness occurred among women without college degrees.
As soon as we address the question of childlessness, we are thrust into the realm of cliche and mythology, where no one is protected from the false assumptions: women won't grow up until they're mothers; women who don't have children are selfish, cold; childless women must have been abused when they were growing up....
[12] Thus, "involuntary childlessness" and "voluntary childlessness" or "childfreeness" are more complicated than is often acknowledged, and women's ambivalence about non-motherhood is perceived negatively rather than as a normal and justifiable response to women's life conditions.
Reflecting this loss in her epilogue, Brent presents Mary Bruce as the final mediating object that neutralizes her condition of childlessness. Baby Mary symbolizes Brent's immaculate conception - untainted by sexuality or immorality:
The American Dream addresses issues of childlessness and adoption.
It aims to contribute to the broader public conversation about childlessness and to illustrate the womenAEs experiences with grief, loss, and relief about not having children, and the social factors that impacted their lives.
figure By SONI KANAKE In most African communities, childlessness is viewed as a curse, leading to a lot of social stigma.
Oduyale suffered childlessness in Ile-Ife, and Obedu advised him to relocate as a solution to his problem to his childlessness.