adoptable adoptable  /ə ˈdɑp tə bəl/


  • (adj) suitable or eligible for adoption


  1. This poses a special problem, since healthy adoptable babies are increasingly scarce owing to the fact that more single women now opt to have abortions or to keep their infants.
  2. Among the adoptable children, 44% are white and 43% are black.
  3. The worldwide search for adoptable children is driven by classic causes: faltering domestic supply and rising demand.


  1. Photos: Adoptable Pets, June 13

    Adoptable Pets, June 13
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

  2. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control charging low adoption fees for felines right now

    Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is looking for homes for hundreds of adoptable cats and kittens available at up to $55 below the normal fee.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

  3. Marland Heights family fun day set for Saturday

    WEIRTON - Saturday is family fun day at Marland Heights Park, with food and games, a tennis clinic and adoptable pets capping a day that will begin with a 5K road race and kid fun ru.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Weirton Daily Times


  1. "I think Julie should be allowed from day one to make changes she sees fit that would create a better department. Included in that, I believe Julie should be allowed to adopt out any dog regardless of breed that she deems 'adoptable,'" Mr. Konop...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Ben Konop Source: Toledo Blade

  2. A statement released by Mayor Martin Chavez said: "The city opposed the cuts that have been recommended by the council, in particular those relating to the animal welfare department, which could impact the lives of up to 50 adoptable dogs and cats...
    on May 19, 2008 By: Martin Chavez Source:

  3. "At local shelters, they kill perfectly healthy, adoptable animals," Levine said, "because there is nothing else to do."
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: Lloyd Levine Source: San Jose Mercury News

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