a person who begets or brings forth offspring
the natural parents of a child born of their marriage NOTE: The biological father of an illegitimate child is usually not considered the child's parent absent a judicial determination of paternity. There have been exceptions, based mainly on the father's attitude toward, support of, or involvement with the child.
a person who legally adopts a child
a person or entity that owes to a child a legally imposed duty of support
a stepparent where designated by statute
an entity or group that gives rise to or acquires another usually subsidiary entity or group [a company]
a corporation that owns a required minimum percentage of the stock of another corporation compare affiliate