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uh dop shuhn

  • 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

  • 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.
  • It was a second-parent adoption bill" that also allows unmarried heterosexuals to adopt jointly, says Colorado adoption attorney Seth Grob.
  • The European Court of Human Rights' latest ruling on adoption was hailed by gay rights organizations in France and across Europe for taking on one of the many kinds of .
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