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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.
Wynnewood, PA, August 24, 2019 --( Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) has recently released new informational material specifically for expecting and birth fathers on parental rights and support services offered through the agency.
Cambodia and Italy on Tuesday said eight agencies would provide international child adoptions for three years after agreeing in September to resume such services following their suspension in 2011.
M2 PHARMA-April 18, 2019-Horizon Pharma, Gift of Adoption Launch New Fund to Facilitate Global Adoptions of Children with Rare Diseases
Kenya banned intra-country adoptions on grounds it risked being abused by child traffickers posing as adoption agencies.
Meg and Mike Revord were granted this award due to their active participation with the Gift of Adoption, a national 501(c)3 charity that provides funds needed to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children.
Summary: Adoptions were stopped on charges of trafficking of children by some Indian agencies
Adoption can be a "very positive" placement choice for children and statistics show that only 3% of adoptions disrupt and fail.
* certifying, as part of the adoption process, that intercountry adoptions from and to countries in the Hague Convention meet the requirements of the Hague Convention and U.S.
Several essays in this academic collection delve into the complex emotional and identity-related conundrums encountered by mothers in both closed and open adoptions. Another group of essays focuses on international adoption, discussing the motivations for and challenges inherent in mothering international adoptees.