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Definition of the adjective adoptive

What does adoptive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of parents and children; related by adoption
  2. acquired as your own by free choice
    • example: an adoptive country
    • synonym of adoptive: adopted

Alternative definition of the adjective adoptive


  1. Related through adoption; more generally, relating to adoption.

Phrases with adoptive

  1. Adoptive Father
  2. Adoptive Mother
  3. adoptive parent

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Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling (2016)

by Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer

Silvia Echevarria-Doan Adoptive families are made up of individuals who choose to parent non– biologically related children for the purpose of offering them a permanent home and family. Adoption serves as a vital solution in response to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

During this stage, health professionals can provide accurate and supportive psychoeducation to dispel myths and normalize common concerns about the adoptive process. There is evidence that infertile couples who become parents through ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BIRTH PARENTS, ADOPTIVE PARENTS, AND CHILDREN The reasons why a child may be put up for adoption are numerous; however, there are certain considerations that occur when an adoption is pending ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Problems (2008)

by Vincent N. Parrillo

the adoptive parents. Adoptions may be closed (sharing no information between the ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (1874)

Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Gallatin Mackey

ADOPTIVE 83 the first that introduces the fourth degree, of which Guillemain is supposed to have been the inventor, since all previous rituals include only the three degrees. 3. Mafon- nerit d1 Adoption pour let Femrnet, contained in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (2004)

by Celia B Fisher, Richard M. Lerner

Adoption, which involves the legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from birth parents to adoptive parents, is becoming more ...

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Angus (adoptive) Baby & Bleu

The bull calf was trying to get a drink of water but Bleu was too much of a distraction.

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Scrabble value of A1D2O1P3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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