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Definition of Adoption

Adoption

  1. The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.
  2. Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.
  3. The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Adoption Quotations

The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions.
Erwin Rommel

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.
Bruce Willis

Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.
Camille Paglia

Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.
Marc Andreessen

I think Angelina Jolie has done amazing, amazing things, and the international adoption rate just since her has skyrocketed. It's unbelievable.
Jessica Simpson
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Adoption Translations

adoption in Dutch is adoptie, aanneming
adoption in French is appropriation, adoption
adoption in German is Aneignung {f}, Adoption {f}
adoption in Swedish is adoptering