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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)

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The small percentage who were adopted and sent abroad, including the ones who shared their stories in the "Side by Side" project, have never mingled with other Korean adoptees by attending gatherings and such.
SYS Korean adoptees are the direct result of the U.S.
Six themes emerged that were related to the lived experiences of transracial adoptees on the college campus: (1) Awareness of Adoptee Identity, (2) Pride in Adoptee Identity, (3) Avoidance of Adoptee Identity, (4) Difficult for Others to Understand Transracial Adoptee Identity, (5) "Balancing Two Worlds," and (6) Dealing With Others Perception of Transracial Adoptees.
the 18-year-old adoptee as she returns to China to live with her birth
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In a hilariously modern coming-of-age tale, Stubb Marakas attempts to find his place in the world by embarking on a journey with his swashbuckling Korean adoptee best friend, Mark Conner.
To find potentially exposed persons, CDC collaborated with state and local health departments, the children's adoption agency, and airlines that carried the adoptees. Two additional measles cases were identified, one in a family member of an adoptee and one in a third adopted child from China.
In the Comfort of Shadows is about much more than family secrets, politics, adoptee struggles, or even self-discovery: ultimately it's about love past and present, the forces that shape it, and the results of its decisions.
Le President de la Commission de la legislation , de la justice et des droits de l'homme de l'Assemblee Nationale Tahani Tour Al-Dabba a presente la declaration du Soudan au cours de la quelle elle porte sur les legislation et les lois adoptee par le Parlement dans ce domaine et les mesures qui ont ete prises pour la mise en oeuvre des lois dans le domaine de la protection des enfants dans les zones de conflit .
In the Comfort of Shadows is about much more than family secrets, politics, adoptee struggles, or even self- discovery: ultimately it's about love past and present, the forces that shape it, and the results of its decisions.