adoption adoption  /ə ˈdɑp ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
  2. (n) a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)
  3. (n) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source


  1. As more Chinese are adopting and with new restrictions in place on which foreigners can adopt, American adoption of Chinese children has dropped by half in the past three years.
  2. In the world of adoption, where healthy white infants are hotly pursued, a burgeoning group of.
  3. No one ever said adoption was easy -- but as the market tightens and competition soars, options for parents are more intricate than ever.


  1. PetSmart to host adoption event this weekend

    The Texarkana Animal League will have an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at PetSmart. TAL will accept applications for fostering or adopting currently homeless dogs and cats.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Texarkana Gazette

  2. Temex Announces Adoption of Advance Notice By-law and Annual and Special Shareholders' Meeting

    Temex Announces Adoption of Advance Notice By-law and Annual and Special Shareholders' Meeting
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Adoption fees waived Tuesday at Boone Co. Animal Shelter

    The Boone County Animal Shelter in Burlington is waiving adoption fees on Tuesday for spayed or neutered dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 19 Cincinnati

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  1. "We continue to see this amazing level of enthusiasm and excitement for 3D. The rate of adoption for this into the cinema has been a rocket ship," Katzenberg said.
    on Mar 10, 2010 By: Jeffrey Katzenberg Source: Pretoria News (subscription)

  2. Speaking to NBC's "Today" show from Jerusalem, Clinton says David Goldman has followed the rules "under every known law of international adoption" and should be granted custody of his son.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don't believe in gay adoption," McCain replied.
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Newsweek

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