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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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These men and women were raised by American parents in the United States, and should have the same rights provided to other adoptees under the CCA.
The adoptees who will be most affected by this new law will most likely be the Baby Boomers adopted 1946-1964, Generation X 1965-1980 and Millennial or Generation of 1981-2000.
That an adoptee can find re-affirmation and subsequent confidence
59) Missouri's case law has defined "child" by focusing on the familial relationship between parent and child, not the age of the adoptee.
Results can be viewed as being specific to only this small sample of KADs and cannot be extrapolated to the greater KAD or transnational adoptee population.
Public health and adoption agencies should continue to promote appropriate vaccinations for adoptees and their adoptive families
Helen Hill, an adult adoptee who played an instrumental role in the passage of Oregon's law that grants adoptees access to their original birth certificates, explained above, describes a feeling of "core loneliness" that results from a "sense of humiliation and shame" that is created through sealed adoption records.
With respect to TRIAs, references to adoptees' birth cultures typically indicate the adoptees' native countries' cultures rather than the American ethnic group of which the adoptee becomes a member upon their adoption and via their socialization.
It was then possible to group them into two categories: accounts of experiences of situations in which the Swedishness of the adoptee had been questioned and accounts of the effort involved successfully to identify with the birth culture.
A growing number of adoptees, now in the thousands, are turning to DNA testing companies in hopes of piecing together the puzzles of their beginnings.
Elle a souligne dans une declaration a l'agence TAP que la majorite des propositions relatives a la reforme du systeme fiscal ont ete adoptees dans les lois de finances precedentes, ajoutant qu'il ne reste que quelques reformes telles que la reforme du systeme forfaitaire.
These kits are accessible by both South Korean adoptees and the military veterans who have served time in the country.