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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 previewNolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (2013)

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

And some states require the adoptive parent tolive in the stateorthe countyfor acertain length of time before they are allowedtoadopt. Youwill need to check the laws ofyour state to see whetherany specialrequirements apply to you. And keep in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2005)

by Steven W. Lee

CHARACTERISTICS OF SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES The generally accepted definition of a single- parent home is a household in which one biological or adoptive parent raises at least one child under 1 8 years of age without the presence of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Canadian Social Work (2009)

by Francis J. Turner

and provincial adoptive parent support groups play a role in developing and delivering post-adoption services. One of the pioneers of ...

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 O adoptive immunotherapy noun treatment for cancer in which the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soviet Law (1985)

by F. J. Ferdinand Joseph Maria Feldbrugge, Gerard Pieter Van den Berg, William Bradford Simons

An adopted child does not automatically acquire the patronymic and surname of the adoptive parent but rather only on application; the consent of an adopted child who has reached the age of ten years is required unless the child has already ...

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