Noun Adoption Definition and Examples







The action or fact of adopting or being adopted.
  1. 'the widespread adoption of agricultural technology'
  2. 'Of course adoption services must give the full facts to prospective parents.'
  3. 'A number of myths exist about who may adopt and about the unwieldy processes which exist in adoption.'
  4. 'The cute toddler was put up for adoption within days of being born and has already overcome a liver transplant.'
  5. 'She enters into a pact with a doctor who helps her deliver the baby and give it up for adoption.'
  6. 'A Scotland on Sunday survey of adoption of the code in city centre pubs painted a mixed picture.'
  7. 'The adoption of fusionist policies by Lombards and Venetians alike proved futile.'
  8. 'When children need to live with a permanent new family adoption would always be considered first.'
  9. 'The net result was that the number of adoption applications began, inexorably, to fall.'
  10. 'I have never been able to discover exactly why she was given up for adoption.'
  11. 'They fear that it will adversely affect their position in the country of their adoption.'
((n.) 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.|--|(n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.|--|(n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.|--|)


1. the act of adopting: the adoption of a new amendment.

2. the state of being adopted.


"There can be adoption orders."
"There can be adoption acts."
"There can be adoption laws."
"There can be adoption processes."
"There can be adoption services."
"There can be adoption procedures."
"There can be adoption practices."
"There can be adoption rules."
"There can be adoption studies."
"There can be adoption proceedings."
"There can be adoption participants."
"There can be adoption papers."
"There can be adoption meetings."
"There can be adoption groups."
"There can be adoption dates."
"There can be adoption cases."
"There can be adoption triangles."
"There can be adoption societies."
"There can be adoption rates."
"There can be adoption questions."

Middle English: from Latin adoptio(n-), from ad- ‘to’ + optio(n-) ‘choosing’ (see option).

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