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Adoptive Parent

Definition of the noun adoptive parent

What does adoptive parent mean as a name of something?


  1. a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of adoptive parent: adopter
    • more generic word: parent = a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Adoptive parent, Fertile adoptive parent, Foster parent, Genetic parent, Grandparent parent, Psychological parent, Real parent, Stepparent parent, Surrogate parent, Unwed parent parenteral adjective Referring to a nontopical route of ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

Adoptive is the active form: an adoptive parent is one ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

adoptive parent = person who has adopted a child COMMENT: if a child's parents are divorced or if one parent dies, the child may be adopted by a step- father or step-mother 0 adoptive immunotherapy noun treatment for cancer in which the ...

Google previewNolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (2016)

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions by Shae Irving, Nolo Editors

Some states have special requirements for adoptive parents, like requiring an adoptive parent to be a certain number of years older than the child. And some states require the adoptive parent to live in the state or the county for a certain length ...

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