Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being adopted; fit or worthy to be adopted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being adopted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to be adopted.
  • adjective Desirable to adopt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective suitable or eligible for adoption

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Examples

  • "People bringing their dogs to work," as well as businesses allowing shelters to bring in adoptable pets, "can make a huge difference in pet adoptions around the world."

    June 2006

  • Aside from helping kids affected by MTCT HIV, it is helpful to understand that with modern care, these kids can be as healthy and "adoptable" as any child, and they deserve a better life than that afforded by the detski dom.

    Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

  • ACC can't be faulted for taking this practical approach, but just because a dog doesn't pass ACC's assessments doesn't mean they aren't "adoptable".

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  • ACC can't be faulted for taking this practical approach, but just because a dog doesn't pass ACC's assessments doesn't mean they aren't "adoptable".

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  • The shelter staff began vaccinating all "adoptable" animals eight months ago, shelter director Kim Schoolcraft said.

    The Daily News - News

  • ACC can't be faulted for taking this practical approach, but just because a dog doesn't pass ACC's assessments doesn't mean they aren't "adoptable".

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  • Brandeis University Prof. EJ Graff's yearlong investigative piece, "The Lie We Love" (Foreign Policy, Nov. / Dec. 2008), makes the case that large amounts of Western money offered for healthy, "adoptable" infants and toddlers are inducing baby trafficking in poor and corrupt countries.

    U.S. News

  • To Monster: I don't know what organization you are referring to but I happen to be an employee at an SPCA here in Midland and at any given time you can come in and have a look around, you won't find alot of cute little "adoptable" dogs, you will find alot of medium to large size black dogs and yes I believe they are adoptable for someone.

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  • To Monster: I don't know what organization you are referring to but I happen to be an employee at an SPCA here in Midland and at any given time you can come in and have a look around, you won't find alot of cute little "adoptable" dogs, you will find alot of medium to large size black dogs and yes I believe they are adoptable for someone.

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  • If the kids are lucky, mom's (and dad's and dad's and dad's, at least one of whom is probably in jail) parental custody will be terminated while they're still at an "adoptable" age and before they get a chance to pick up on mom's lifestyle and end up with violent tendencies or in criminal trouble (in which case there is not much hope of permanent placement).

    JournalStar.com - News Articles

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