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 (ə-dŏp′tē, ə-dŏp-tē′)
One, such as a child, that is or has been adopted.


(ə dɒpˈti, ˌæd ɒp-)

a person who is adopted.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adoptee - someone (such as a child) who has been adoptedadoptee - someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"


n (esp US) → Adoptivkind nt
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In the case of Jackie Kay, full and frank disclosure and an embrace of the adopted person's dual aheritage points to the opposite of hurt and weakening of kinship ties, and instead to a strengthening of them.
"Becoming a Mother" has a particular focus on inter-country adoptive parenting, and also looks at adoption from the viewpoints of the adopted person and birth parent.
"Every once in a while, the mother says 'No, that was another part of my life,' which is very painful to an adopted person. I can understand the situation where a biological parent is decreased.
The types of personal connections ranged from being an adopted person or adoptive parent to knowing friends who have adopted transracially.
The Government's deputy leader told the Irish Mirror: "As an adopted person myself who only discovered the true identity of my parents in the late 1990s, by which time they were dead, I never thought that was right.
(24) Sherri noted that the statute referenced the elimination of a legal relationship between an adoptee and her biological parents, but made no mention of an adoption's effect upon an adopted person's pre-existing children.
Previously only the adopted person and their biological family had this right.
"The real loss around adoption is for the birth family and the adopted child, and later adopted person," Schlumpf says.
Welsh ministers will consult on using new powers to extend access to such services to other categories of people such as the children and grandchildren of adopted people, and to members of the adopted person's wider family, such as the spouses of their descendants.
"So as a minimum I believe that access should be extended to the children and grandchildren of an adopted person - including those who are themselves adopted.
Unlike the words "give up," which imply a lack of value or consideration for the adopted person, these phrases retain his or her dignity.