[ uh-dop-tuh-buh l ]
/ əˈdɒp tə bəl /


capable of being adopted; suitable or eligible for adoption: an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable.


a child who is considered suitable for adoption: fewer adoptables than in previous years.

Origin of adoptable

First recorded in 1835–45; adopt + -able

Related forms

a·dopt·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·a·dopt·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·dopt·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019