Adoptive (adjective)

  1. Relating to adoption as a means of becoming a parent.
  2. Relating to a person who has been adopted.

Origin:

From the latin word "adoptivus" meaning "adopted".

Examples:

  1. The adoptive parents were overjoyed to finally bring their new daughter home.
  2. As an adoptive child, she was always curious about her birth parents.
  3. Adoptive parenting is a wonderful way to grow a family.
  4. The adoptive couple had to go through a rigorous home study process before being approved for adoption.
  5. Many people choose to become adoptive parents because they want to give a child a loving home.
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