A father and a mother is someone who nutures and loves unconditionally and places the needs of their children above their own, on a personal level, and not only with words, but also actions. Biology and birth does not solely set forth the role of a parent. My point in this discussion-reading to many comments about how we owe a person because they created us or gave birth to us. Birth parents do not necessarily constitute the role of mother and father. It is the one/ones that raise the child.