American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One, such as a child, that is or has been adopted.
- n. An adopted son or daughter. A foster child.
- n. A person who was adopted as a child.
- n. someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
- Learned borrowing from French adoptée, feminine past participle of adopter meaning "to adopt" (Wiktionary)
“In this category are articles suggesting that Jobs' status as an adoptee is a reason to restrict abortion access in general.”
“The stories were all different but the feeling of the birth family member or the adoptee was the same — longing.”
“The stories were all different but the feeling of the birth family member or the adoptee was the same -- longing.”
“Grizz is one of three cats the Hopkinses own, but is the only adoptee, which is why Amy Hopkins decided to enter him in the contest.”
“There’s a trend in domestic adoptions toward openness—in other words, the adoptee, birth parent one or both, and adoptive family all have a degree of contact with one another and share relevant information, including health histories.”
“Indy 'adoptee' touts benefits of living and working in city, and is helping young professionals become patrons of the arts.”
“In Dana Point's case the "adoptee" is the Camp Pendleton-based 5th Marine Regiment, whose headquarters unit is now is Al Asad as Regimental Combat Team 5.”
“I do not consider adult adoptees "children", I use it because the adoptee was a child when the adoption occurred)”
“She supports a compromise in which a "certified confidential intermediary" would serve as a legal go-between between an adoptee and birth parent.”
“To read my op-ed on adoptee rights on The Huffington Post, go here.”
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