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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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Closing the existing loopholes in the Child Citizenship Act will ensure international adoptees are treated equally under U.
The Korean government should step up after such a long history of being the largest exporter of children," said Simone Eun-mi Huits, international public affairs manager at KoRoot, an NGO supporting overseas Korean adoptees.
Now, there are approximately 30 states that allow adoptees access to information they do not identify.
With her new book "Bonded at Birth," Gloria will take the reader through her experience as an adoptee and the multiple medical events that affected her family and herself.
When he was just a few months old, Morey was flown to the United States with 80 adoptees on July 2, 1960, after the Korean War, which was from 1950 to 1953.
formation process of Chinese adoptees through the interweaving of
The Irish Mirror launched a campaign last year to grant every adoptee a right to their birth certificate.
The federal government does not track the citizenship status of international adoptees or how many have faced deportation.
2 was ambiguous as to the consent requirement for adult adoptees who are mentally incapacitated.
Although transnational adoptees may not characterize the "traditional" immigrant experience, their origins are embedded within the cultural histories of countries other than the United States.
In addition, adoptees and their natural parents could choose whether they were happy to have their contact details shared with each other.
The second is that of an Asian American mother who is raising a child in a community that has a large number of Asian adoptees.