the act or process of establishing a legal relationship between a child and a parent other than the child’s biological parent, thereby entrusting the designated adult with responsibility for raising the child: Have you considered growing your family through adoption?
the act or process of acquiring a pet, especially a stray or abandoned animal from an animal rescue organization: The shelter sees a rush of dog adoptions every June, when school lets out for summer.
the act of accepting, embracing, or starting to use something, as an idea, behavior, characteristic, or principle: The adoption of a new amendment was delayed by partisan bickering.Her friends and family were surprised by her adoption of European mannerisms and expressions after only one year abroad.
the state of being adopted.
- a·dop·tion·al, adjective
- non·a·dop·tion, noun
- pre·a·dop·tion, noun
- pro·a·dop·tion, adjective
- re·a·dop·tion, noun
- un·a·dop·tion·al, adjective
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How to use adoption in a sentence
While there are hurdles to wide adoption, there is no reason Neuralink couldn’t push into these areas in the future.Elon Musk’s brain company plans a big reveal on Friday. Here’s what we already know | Verne Kopytoff | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
TikTok “hasn’t really been a place where we’ve seen a lot of growth and adoption from a performance standpoint,” Scarborough said.Microsoft’s hands-off handling of LinkedIn offers model for potential TikTok acquisition | Tim Peterson | August 24, 2020 | Digiday
Coronado’s director of student support services, Niamh Foley, confirmed no such adoption was being made, but some changes are happening in the short and long term.‘Educate, Not Indoctrinate’: Anti-Racism Push in Coronado Schools Fuels Backlash | Ashly McGlone | August 18, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
As McKinsey puts it, we have “covered a decade in days” as far as the adoption of digital goes.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now | Jim Yu | August 17, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
She was moved to share her experience after unearthing mementos in her apartment, including a 1964 letter from a man who thanked her for arranging the adoption of his newborn son, leading her to virtually track down the adoptee, now in his mid-50s.No Visitors Leading to Despair and Isolation in Senior Care Homes | Jared Whitlock | July 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
The children found a new family after a home study was done and the adoption was completed in court.
They are for corporations like Hobby Lobby, and vast hospital networks, and, yes, adoption agencies.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around | Jay Michaelson | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Allow adoption agencies not to place kids with same-sex couples.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus the adoption of any particular verb is a matter of taste, not a question of absolute correctness.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With | Nick Romeo | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These, then, appear to be the cogent reasons for the adoption of the medium rise in the modelling by Stradivari.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
By the adoption of scientific principles Hope-Jones has multiplied the efficiency of Swell boxes tenfold.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Many organs now constructed have their tonal effects more than doubled through adoption of this principle.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The reasons for its adoption were, and are, still obviously wise, although not necessitous.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
The complication of business has led to the adoption of another principle in managing corporations.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles