co-parent

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co-parent

Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, to jointly raise their child(ren). My ex-boyfriend and I co-parent, so the kids will be with him this weekend. John co-parents with his ex-wife.

co-parenting

Of a set of parents who were previously married or in a relationship with each other, the act of jointly raising their child(ren). I know co-parenting isn't always easy, but at least the kids get to spend time with both of you.
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If the parent does not know, this is an important homework assignment to being collaborative coparents.
'Blessed to have sent my child to this school and for us to have been surrounded and supported by friends and coparents who are now part of our growing spiritual family,' Carlos said of her daughter's school.
Parent, Jones, Forehand, Cuellar, and Shoulberg (2013) investigated the role of coparents in African American single parent families.
Jacobs, Micah Has One Mommy and One Legal Stranger: Adjudicating Maternity for Nonbiological Lesbian Coparents, 50 BUFF.
(283) But taking this position does not require that we reject certainty as a value to embrace and prioritize when doing so is compatible with, rather than hostile to, the recognition of coparents.
Although sympathetic to the constitutional argument, the present analysis is more circumscribed and based on evolving views of the need for cooperation between coparents who live apart.
In the contemporary cultural climate in which fathers are expected to be equal coparents (Doherty et al., 1998), much is expected of them.
Lesbian coparents seem to outperform comparable married heterosexual, biological parents on several measures, even while being denied the substantial privileges of marriage." (16)
Aware of this asymmetry, Victoria invoked the bonds of obligation and reciprocity inherent in compadrazgo (godparentage), an institution of Catholic sponsorship that required compadres (spiritual coparents) to offer each other assistance and respect.
(19.) Weston notes how such families "embrace friends; they may also encompass lovers, coparents, adopted children, children from previous heterosexual relationships, and offspring conceived through alternative insemination.
Jacobs, Applying Intent-Based Parentage Principles to Nonlegal Lesbian Coparents, 25 N.
Gender and Family Patterns of Lesbian Coparents," Gender and Society 10 (December 1996): 747-67; M.
The coparents of these children consisted of the woman's current partner (n = 8), the woman's mother (n = 6), the woman's sister (n = 5), the woman's ex-partner (n = 5), the woman's father (n = 2), or another relative (n = 4).