n the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
its adoption by society
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)
n the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
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.
June 13, 2013 - Texarkana Gazette