The word adoption is a noun. Adoption means (1) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source, (2) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception, (3) a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit).
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Browse this adoption attorney directory for information about adoption attorneys in the USA. The illustration on this page depicts an adoptive parent reaching out to an adopted child.
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