- One who adopts a child under adoption proceedings.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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adoptive parent — A person who completes all the requirements to legally adopt a child who is not his or her biological child. Generally, any single or married adult whom the court determines to be a fit parent may adopt a child. Some states have special… … Law dictionary
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parent — par·ent n 1 a: a person who begets or brings forth offspring; esp: the natural parents of a child born of their marriage ◇ The biological father of an illegitimate child is usu. not considered the child s parent absent a judicial determination of … Law dictionary
parent — 1. noun you ll need the signed consent of a parent Syn: mother, father, birth/biological parent, progenitor; adoptive parent, foster parent, step parent, guardian; literary begetter 2. verb those who parent young children Syn: raise, bring up,… … Thesaurus of popular words
parent — 1. noun /ˈpærənt/ a) One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father. b) A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child. (adoptive parent, foster parent) … Wiktionary
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adoptive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a child or parent) in that relationship by adoption. 2) denoting a place chosen as one s permanent place of residence … English terms dictionary