- a·dop·tive·ly, adverb
- un·a·dop·tive, adjective
- un·a·dop·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use adoptive in a sentence
To make it even easier, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is partnering with NBCUniversal Local to sponsor Clear The Shelters, which celebrates adoptive pet parents during the largest pet adoption event of the year, happening from August 23 to September 19, 2021.
During those five weeks, Kidsave and the host families help the children meet potential adoptive families.Adopting an older child from overseas — one couple’s story | Kidsave | August 12, 2021 | Washington Blade
He is my “guardian angel,” as I tell him so many times, and an adoptive member of my family forever.
In April, messages began to circulate on social media allegedly seeking adoptive parents for children whose parents had died of covid.These twins are 5 years old. They lost both parents to covid-19. | Joanna Slater | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Studies in rats and monkeys suggest that cross-fostered young grow up to resemble their adoptive mothers, rather than their biological moms.
There is wide consensus among attorneys that adoptive parents can vacate an adoption if acts of fraud were committed.Couple Sues Over Russian ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Adoption of Disabled Kids | Tina Traster | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pause, here, for a side-story: Costa is a Brazilian who elected to play for his adoptive Spain over the country of his birth.Dutch Treat: The Netherlands Sinks Spain In World Cup 2014 | Tunku Varadarajan | June 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Scott, born Laura “Luann” Bambrough, was raised in Utah by adoptive Mormon parents.Fashion Designer—and Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend—L’Wren Scott, Found Dead | Erin Cunningham | March 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cofsky explained that Matthew Mancuso, the adoptive father, looked perfect on paper.
They sat in on monthly conference calls with the State Department for families caught midstream in the adoptive process.
Over him the adoptive father had potests as over a son of his own, and looked upon him as flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
He was the first and greatest of the Roman emperors, in his way perhaps fully as great as his adoptive father, Julius Csar.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
Richard told his adoptive parents where he had been, and asked if he might invite his new friends for the next Sunday.There and Back | George MacDonald
That was originally an adoptive act, but it is now extended to all districts in England and Wales.
In order to obtain beatitude for her adoptive father, she resolved to become a river whose waters should purify from all sin.
British Dictionary definitions for adoptive
acquired or related by adoption: an adoptive father
of or relating to adoption: Compare adopted
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