adoptable

adoptable

[uh-dop-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being adopted; suitable or eligible for adoption: an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable.
noun
2.
a child who is considered suitable for adoption: fewer adoptables than in previous years.

Origin:
1835–45; adopt + -able

adoptability, noun
nonadoptable, adjective
unadoptable, adjective
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