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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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There will be challenges, but with support and guidance from the adoption team, other adopters and different professionals you will meet these challenges and you will gain tremendous satisfaction from giving a child a forever home.
The highest number of gay adopters registered is in Kent where there are 22.
New Family Social - the charity which supports adopters and foster carers from LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities -joined forces with Barnardo's to mark LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week earlier this month.
While some adopters referred to the register have been matched with children, we only have 22 adopters available for children, and none of them wish to adopt a sibling group of more than two.
Executive Summary With cloud adoption finally reaching a tipping point, the chasm between adopters and non-adopters is growing.
The mobile first website helps adopters find a range of subjects as they prepare for their adoption placements or allows potential adopters to do a little research before starting their own process.
As CMMB MTVS does not provide trials and the small number of early adopters are less likely to demonstrate visible results, this study does not examine triability and observability.
More than 110 people have asked about becoming adopters since Calderdale Council launched its recruitment campaign in July 2013.
A survey of more than 50,000 Google Apps administrators conducted by the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps finds that 69% of early adopters are businesses with between one and 10 employees and another 21% have between 11 and 50 employees.
The judge treated the February applications as notice of intention, meaning that the foster carers would be able to apply for adoption orders on 22 May 2011, and relied on Rules 118 and 119 of the Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules 2005 to grant an injunction preventing the local authority from placing the children with the prospective adopters.
Gailey presents a typology of different types of adopters and the ways that race, class, and gender influence the decisions made to adopt.
Mental health counseling is more than three times as common among early adopters (46 percent) as recent adopters (15 percent) and physical therapy is twice as prevalent among early adopters (44 percent versus 22 percent).