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Synonyms for adopt

Synonyms for adopt

to take, as another's idea, and make one's own

to accept officially

Synonyms for adopt

take up and practice as one's own

take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect

take into one's family


Related Words

take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

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Though the children -- all adoptees -- called only their adopted mother "mom," their birth mothers were also present to share the moment.
Spokeo is committed to helping families reunite, and Search Angels play a crucial role in helping adult adoptees and others with the logistical and emotional support needed to reconnect with their biological family members," said Spokeo's chief strategy officer, Emanuel Pleitez.
There are several reasons adoptees want access to those records, including learning medical histories crucial to determining health risks.
But in the absence of federal law on adoption issues, states' laws remain the sole arbiters of these conflicts; state legislatures thus become the last courts of appeal for these adoptees.
Hence, rather than replicate the results of previous research studies, this article aims to use the accounts of the transnational adoptees as a point of departure for a critical discussion of the Swedish discourse on transnational adoption, origins and Swedishness, and of the recommendations made in the information published by the Swedish Intercountry Adoption Authority (MIA).
In these cases, plaintiffs, like the Jumans, claim that an intermediary intentionally misrepresented information showing that a prospective adoptee either had, or was likely to suffer from, mental, physical, or emotional disabilities.
There were adoptees who wanted to know more about their biological roots and had questions about their genetic history.
Tizard (1991) began by reviewing studies that attest to the rapid and successful adjustment of the majority of intercountry adoptees into their new families.
Note the review of Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter's memoir in ARENA and In Their Own Voices in PARENTING, which looks at transracial adoption from an often ignored viewpoint--that of adoptees.
When tested in early adolescence--mostly ages 13 and 14--the average IQ score of all the adoptees was 91.
In 1991, NABSW reaffirmed its position that "black children belong to black parents," claiming that interracial adoptees not only lose their heritage and become prejudiced against blacks, but also are harmed because their white parents are unable to teach them the skills necessary to survive in a white, racist society.
Perhaps it's because adoptees have such a range of responses from cutting ties to expressing gratitude toward their birth parents and adoptive ones.
Drawing upon in-depth interviews, it examines the long-term experiences of adoptees in post-reunion.
This conference sets out to cross over any barriers and answer any questions perspective adoptees have about adopting a disabled child.