When they could not conceive, they went to the adoption board.
She could have an abortion, put the baby up for adoption, or become a single mother.
They won a major battle in July, when the adoption was overturned by the Missouri Court of Appeals in Springfield.
Her attorneys are now seeking to have the adoption reversed and her parental rights reinstated.
But the agency still erred, namely by not executing visits to the home in the months following the adoption as required.
We recommend the adoption of the Great Chief of Records' report.
The adoption of a tramroad, it is true, had tended to facilitate their transit.
We are at best, only his step-children; children by adoption, children by force of circumstances and necessity.
Laud and his co-adjutors urged the adoption of all these and similar usages.
“Either I must resign my ministry, leave the land of my adoption and the queen whom I had chosen to obey—or——” He paused again.
mid-14c., from Old French adopcion or directly from Latin adoptionem (nominative adoptio), noun of action from past participle stem of adoptare "chose for oneself, take by choice, select, adopt," especially "to take into a family, adopt as a child," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + optare "choose, wish, desire" (see option (n.)).
the giving to any one the name and place and privileges of a son who is not a son by birth. (1.) Natural. Thus Pharaoh's daughter adopted Moses (Ex. 2:10), and Mordecai Esther (Esther 2:7). (2.) National. God adopted Israel (Ex. 4:22; Deut. 7:6; Hos. 11:1; Rom. 9:4). (3.) Spiritual. An act of God's grace by which he brings men into the number of his redeemed family, and makes them partakers of all the blessings he has provided for them. Adoption represents the new relations into which the believer is introduced by justification, and the privileges connected therewith, viz., an interest in God's peculiar love (John 17:23; Rom. 5:5-8), a spiritual nature (2 Pet. 1:4; John 1:13), the possession of a spirit becoming children of God (1 Pet. 1:14; 2 John 4; Rom. 8:15-21; Gal. 5:1; Heb. 2:15), present protection, consolation, supplies (Luke 12:27-32; John 14:18; 1 Cor. 3:21-23; 2 Cor. 1:4), fatherly chastisements (Heb. 12:5-11), and a future glorious inheritance (Rom. 8:17,23; James 2:5; Phil. 3:21).