What is adopted?

  • (adj): Acquired as your own by free choice.
    Example: "My adopted state"
    Synonyms: adoptive
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adopted:

Tom Hagen - Family
... Vito Corleone – Unofficial adopted father Carmela Corleone – Unofficial adopted mother Santino, Michael, Fredo, and Connie Corleone – Unofficial adopted siblings ...
Adopted Child Syndrome - History of The Term
... of the literature, generally children adopted before the age of six-months fare no differently than children raised with their biological parents ... Later problems that develop among children adopted from the child welfare system at an older age are usually associated with the effects of chronic early ... Psychologist Betty Jean Lifton, herself an adopted person, has written extensively on psychopathology in adopted people, primarily in Lost and Found The Adoption Experience, and ...
Mykolaiv - Official Symbols
... Mykolaiv adopted its current coat of arms on September 26, 1997 ... Mykolaiv had adopted its previous coat of arms in 1883 ... Mykolaiv adopted its current flag on July 2, 1999 ...
Jessica Emmett
... She was put up for adoption and subsequently adopted by British expatriates ... She emigrated with her adopted family to the UK in 1998 ... very raw and personal experiences of being transracially adopted by examining adoption processes and themes surrounding family, race, colonialism and cultural diaspora ...

More definitions of "adopted":

  • (adj): Having been taken into a specific relationship.
    Example: "An adopted child"

Famous quotes containing the word adopted:

    Cold and hunger seem more friendly to my nature than those methods which men have adopted and advise to ward them off.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    There was never a revolution to equal it, and never a city more glorious than Petrograd, and for all that period of my life I lived another and braved the ice of winter and the summer flies in Vyborg while across my adopted country of the past, winds of the revolution blew their flame, and all of us suffered hunger while we drank at the wine of equality.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)

    It is bad luck for world history that of all people the Russians adopted Communism, because they are totally unfit for it.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)