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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

I say to everybody, 'Adoption is not for the faint of heart.'
Mariska Hargitay

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

For decades, I have supported adoption, and have helped tens of thousands of children worldwide.
Pat Robertson

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

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
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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

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