adopt·​ee | \ ə-ˌdäp-ˈtē How to pronounce adoptee (audio) \

Definition of adoptee

: one who is adopted

Examples of adoptee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anna ten Bensel, an adoptee currently going through foster parent training in the hopes of adopting with her partner, has found Your Adoption Finance Coach to be helpful. Nicole Pajer,, 18 Nov. 2021 The first step was to establish a DNA profile for the adoptee in a database like GEDmatch, to look for partial genetic matches with other users. Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2021 The journalist, who was adopted, thanked him for his movie, which centers on a Korean American adoptee. NBC News, 9 Sep. 2021 Vivo Between the original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the sugar-rush physical comedy, and the often dazzling visual artistry, there’s a lot to like in this adoptee discarded by Sony Animation. Charles Bramesco, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 That slip of paper contains the name of the adoptee’s birth mother as well as the name they were given at birth. Daniela Altimari,, 31 May 2021 As a transracial Chinese adoptee who grew up in a predominantly white city in Indiana, my identity was formed around racial slurs, racial comments, and racial stereotypes., 30 Mar. 2021 But Patel was nominated for playing an Australian Indian adoptee in 2016’s Lion, which some critics saw as a white-savior tale. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2021 In my life, my brother and I had an adoptee experience that was different from someone else right next to me. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of adoptee

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adoptee

adopt + -ee entry 1

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29 Nov 2021

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“Adoptee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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adopt·​ee | \ ə-ˌdäp-ˈtē How to pronounce adoptee (audio) \

Legal Definition of adoptee

: a person who is adopted

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