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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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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.
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.
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.
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.