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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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However, improvements among the early adopters "were smaller during the HQID period, although early adopters continued to perform at a slightly higher level than the late adopters during the pre-HVBP period," the researchers explained.
While efforts to recruit more adopters have been successful, we need to see even greater numbers coming forward and, if we are to meet the needs of the children currently waiting the longest, we need those potential adopters to be open to a range of children, especially those sibling groups.
NO formal qualifications are necessary but all adopters will need to have had some experience of caring for their own or other people's children.
Matthew, 41, told the ECHO he welcomes the figures but says they're low compared to heterosexual adopters.
Barnardo's has always encouraged and supported adopters and foster carers from LGBT communities, long before the legal changes.
Kwon and Chon (2009) consider perceived popularity as one dimension of social influence which predicts the adoption of mobile TV in Korea because adopters anticipate existing or potential popularity of this new media.
Clr Megan Swift, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People's Services, said: "Over the last few years we have recognised the need for more adopters in Calderdale.
The mean average age of non-adopters was 49 years while that of adopters of organic fertilizer and inorganic fertilizers were 45 years and 44.
Only 3% of Google Apps early adopters have more than 500 employees.
The local authority had the power to move the children from the foster carers under section 25(2) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 as a result of the granting of placement orders which allowed them to select prospective adopters (section 21).
Gailey presents a typology of different types of adopters and the ways that race, class, and gender influence the decisions made to adopt.