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Synonyms for adoption

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Synonyms for adoption

a ready taking up of something

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Synonyms for adoption

the act of accepting with approval

a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood

the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

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For nothing can be more evident, to those who are able to take an enlarged view of the subject, than the alternative of an adoption of the new Constitution or a dismemberment of the Union.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
At all seasons, therefore, when the good man was alone with the youth, especially when the latter was totally at ease, he took occasion to remind him of his former miscarriages, but in the mildest and tenderest manner, and only in order to introduce the caution which he prescribed for his future behaviour; "on which alone," he assured him, "would depend his own felicity, and the kindness which he might yet promise himself to receive at the hands of his father by adoption, unless he should hereafter forfeit his good opinion: for as to what had past," he said, "it should be all forgiven and forgotten.
"Mother by adoption," retorted Estella, never departing from the easy grace of her attitude, never raising her voice as the other did, never yielding either to anger or tenderness, "Mother by adoption, I have said that I owe everything to you.
But pending the adoption of my plan, do not describe him contemptuously as a vulgar tradesman.
For years expecting and birth fathers have felt excluded during the adoption process.
The two countries decided in a meeting on Tuesday to divide the eight agencies into two groups - four per group - with the agencies to be decided by the Cambodian international child adoption central committee.
9 retiring police dogs up for adoption !-- -- Rosette Adel ( - April 25, 2019 - 3:04pm MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's K-9 unit is set to conduct an "adoption day" forretiring police dogs.
M2 PHARMA-April 18, 2019-Horizon Pharma, Gift of Adoption Launch New Fund to Facilitate Global Adoptions of Children with Rare Diseases
The amendment to Section 29 of the Employment Act posits that a family, once given written authority by a registered adoption society, may be eligible for the leave.
However, adoption agencies rarely accept a single applicant for babies or very young children.
Summary: The adoption laws in India are governed by Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956.
Working alongside First4Adoption, regional adoption agency Adoption Counts aims to spread the message of the need for more adopters in the region, as well as showcasing the services it provides before, during and after the adoption process.
Meg and Mike Revord of Winnetka were honored with the prestigious 2018 Angels in Adoption award at a recent gala held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.