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

a person who is adopted.
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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"
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n (esp US) → Adoptivkind nt
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The law states that upon the petition of the adoptee, with the assistance of the SWDO or DSWD, the adoption of a child may be rescinded if there is repeated physical or verbal maltreatment by the adopter.
"That is a big step forward for a lot of elderly women, particularly in the countryside in Ireland, who have lived 30, 40, 50, 60 years in fear," another adoptee, Paul Redmond, told The Associated Press.
"The adoptee has a natural want to know about his biological background and then you have a natural parent birthmother who on the other end may want to have her identity and the circumstances describing how or why she made decision to release child for adoption remain confidential.
Her origins are obscured, like an adoptee. Also she's all wrapped up in the family, which is her reason for doing what she does.
Adoptee: A Childhood of Torment, not only graphically describes what it was like to face such intensive abuse but also chronicles Sabol's search for his birth mother and father.
With her new book "Bonded at Birth," Gloria will take the reader through her experience as an adoptee and the multiple medical events that affected her family and herself.
"Say 'kimchi,'" a picture taker called out to the group of Korean War adoptees lined up for a photo Friday afternoon.
Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism