A friend of mine was adopted by a woman who was married to her father and now at 36 she is faced with Her biological mother will be visiting her and her parents. They aren't on bad terms so thats not an issue, but my friend is stuck on how to address her biological mother in front of her adoptive mother, who she knows as mommy. Any suggestions?How to address a biological parent around an adoptive parent?
DNA does not make a parent. Call her whatever is respectful since you don't know her that wellHow to address a biological parent around an adoptive parent?
the adoptive parents ARE the parents...mommy and daddy. the biological parents should be address either by their first names or as Mr. Mrs so and so.
In this case calling her biological mother by first name would be the best choice in my idea.