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Adopt

To accept, appropriate, choose, or select, as to adopt a child. To consent to and put into effect, as to adopt a constitution or a law.

adopt

v. 1) to take on the relationship of parent to child of another person, particularly (but not necessarily) a minor, by official legal action. 2) to accept or make use of, such as to adopt another defendant's argument in a lawsuit. (See: adoption)

adopt

verb accept, ad sententiam, admit, adoptare, affiliate, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assimilate, assume, attach oneself to, avail oneself of, borrow, choose, co-opt, conform to, constituere, denizenize, elect, embrace, espouse, exercise one's option, follow, foster, make one's own, naturalize, raise, seize, select, select as one's own, take, take on, take possession of, take up, try, usurp, utilize, vote to accept
Associated concepts: adopt a child, adopt a law, adopt a philosophy, legitimation, support
See also: accept, acquire, agree, apply, appropriate, approve, assume, choose, comply, copy, embrace, espouse, gain, impropriate, naturalize, pass, prefer, receive, resort, seize, select
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What the conference supports in place of open records is a "mutual consent adoption registry" whereby adoptees and birth parents can make it known that they wish to contact each other.
The newly launched program will recognize, honor and support volunteers who donate their time to help adult adoptees and others separated from family, search for and reunite with their birth families.
Ms Power said the move has the potential to make a huge difference to people's lives and give adoptees "peace in their own hearts and the ability to reconnect for those people who wish to reconnect".
Laura Ann Brandl-Witherspoon - Like many adoptees, Laura had unanswered questions about her roots.
Le Conseil a rappele les presidentes declarations de presse sur la situation en Republique centrafricaine, en particulier sa declaration, qui a ete adoptee lors d'une reunion ordinaire n A 411, qui a eu lieu au niveau des chefs d'?
The things that people take for granted are enormous, life-changing moments'' for adoptees, said Rep.
Furthermore, the AAC holds that the interests of adoptees outweigh and take precedence over the privacy rights of biological parents and that there is an inherent right belonging to adoptees to all information in their records.
All these were then categorised into two groups: statements from adoptees who said they saw themselves as and felt entirely Swedish, and statements from those who said that they did not.
Nearly all adoption experts now recommend that placement services give all nonidentifying information about adoptees to prospective parents, according to Blair.
In many cases, birthparents have trouble dealing with giving up their offspring; adoptees want to know more about their biological roots and genetic history; and adoptive parents are being confronted with issues concerning the raising of their adopted children that no one had warned them about.
Various aspects of psychosocial adjustment of adoptees from other countries into families of North America and Europe have been studied (for example, Bagley, 1993).