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adoption

a·dop·tion

adoption

 
 
pronunciation:
dap shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or fact of becoming the legal parent of another person's child, or the act or condition of being thus adopted as another's child.
The couple prepared their home for the baby and anxiously waited for the adoption to become final.My adoption was kept secret from me until I was eighteen.
definition 2: the act or condition of choosing, accepting, taking on, or agreeing to a law, principle, recommendation, or the like.
We support the adoption of these policies.