adoption


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Synonyms for adoption

Synonyms for adoption

a ready taking up of something

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.
Focusing on adoption workers and the markets in which they operate, the author explores transracial adoption to illustrate the social construction of racial boundaries and the meaning of family, as well as what privatized adoption teaches about kinship and race.
President, I rise today to commemorate November as National Adoption Month.
Anderson Animal Shelter has joined over 4,000 other animal welfare agencies across the country, participating in the national "Home for the Holidays" adoption event which spans the months of October-December.
Intercountry adoption has united hundreds of thousands of children with families worldwide.
com)-- A large, well-funded adoption agency in New York recently launched a public appeal to find 5-10 new foster homes to provide interim care for infants born to mothers considering adoption, and the national media predictably jumped on the story.
With adoption rate in India going down drastically, govts are still turning a blind eye to the misery of abandoned kids
A NEW up the adoption process will be launched later this year, the Welsh Government has said.
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute honored Wenatchee's Mike Magnotti of New Life Adoptions in Wenatchee as an "Angel in Adoption" at an awards ceremony on Oct.
Kevin and Evelyn Patterson will celebrate National Adoption Day on Nov.
PICK up the phone and ask - that's the key message from the Middlesbrough adoption team.