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Father {{#invoke:main|main}} A father is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The adjective "paternal" refers to father; parallel to "maternal" for mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund "fathering".

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Intro  Biological and non-biological parentage  Biological parents and paternity testing  Foster care and adoption  Stepparents  Child abuse and infanticide  Parental investment and parent\u2013offspring conflict  Mother  Father  Grandparent  Parent\u2013offspring conflict  Empathy  Optimal gender mix  See also  References  External links  

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