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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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CUNA will use the following selection criteria to match adopting credit unions with their adoptees:
Eversull encouraged both gift givers and recipients to make informed and carefully considered decisions before adopting dogs or cats, because keeping pets requires much time, care and responsibility.
Jazz Semiconductor is adopting the FSA PDK checklist as a means of providing customers a high-level overview of our design kit content," said Paul Kempf, chief marketing and technology officer for Jazz Semiconductor.
Since 1992, when the country began allowing foreign adoptions, China has emerged as a leading source of babies for American parents adopting abroad, according to U.
I think the book offers invaluable insights and a practical, step-by-step approach to overcoming negative habits and adopting positive behavior patterns.
Singles adopting children also seem to be on the rise, although there are no historical statistics to support anecdotal evidence, said Debra Smith, director of the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, based in Rockville, Md.
Those issues include adopting a traffic flow study that will determine the traffic flow within the City, passing an ordinance that will increase the residential water tap fees by 39% and reviewing a $2,552 Capital Impact Fee that may effect all new development both commercial and residential.
But I would like to underline that the adopting party studies the information about the child within 3 months," she said.
At first, we considered adopting a relative, but I remembered my cousin being adopted by my aunt and they had conflicts within the family,
Muntinlupa City will be adopting the municipalities of Jaen and Lupao in Nueva Ecija.
Synopsis: "Adopting Older Children: A Practical Guide to Adopting and Parenting Children Over Age Four" directly addresses the most significant challenges surrounding older-child adoption (both domestically and internationally), including mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns.