I love my adopted hometown, but let's be honest: it's parochial, bourgeois, and somewhat lacking in world-class amenities.
After all, Jolie has adopted three other kids in a family that includes her three biological children.
This balanced budget rule is to be adopted in the national constitutions of euro zone members.
“I was furious because I figured out in Europe that my real father had agreed to allow me to be adopted,” he said.
At least 70 percent of the children were adopted from overseas, including Russia, China, Ethiopia and Ukraine.
The first lawyer, you know, was a waif that was adopted by a tortoise and a fox.
"Some slaves have been publicly registered as adopted children," said Eudora.
Why he adopted this course it is impossible to do more than conjecture.
During that ten days, and later, he adopted a systematic plan of work.
I saw then that he had adopted as his motto: Evil, be thou my good!
c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.