adoptee

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

Definition of adoptee

: one who is adopted

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The anecdotal findings of his focus groups suggest that adoptees report being misdiagnosed, having their symptoms misinterpreted (as Nanci experienced), and enduring invasive tests that could have been ruled out with complete family medical records. Fiona Tapp, SELF, "What It’s Like to Fill in the Gaps in Your Health History When You’re Adopted," 18 Jan. 2019 Francis met Saturday with some adult adoptees who were forcibly taken from their unwed biological mothers at birth. Sylvia Hui, Fox News, "Ireland seeks Church reparations for mass baby burials," 27 Aug. 2018 MyHeritage, an Israeli genealogy company, is donating 15,000 DNA kits to adoptees seeking their biological parents as part of an initiative called DNA Quest. Brandon Patterson, Detroit Free Press, "Free DNA test from MyHeritage can help adoptees find biological parents," 14 Mar. 2018 Previously, most adoptees would not be able to see those records unless the birth parent had given consent for that information to be released. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "Gas tax hike, sex ed and eyeball tattooing: here are the new laws taking effect July 1," 29 June 2018 On Thursday, MyHeritage offered 5,000 testing kits as an extension of their pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with their biological families. John Moore, National Geographic, "Could DNA Testing Reunite Immigrant Families? Get the Facts.," 25 June 2018 But there just wasn’t as much awareness about the importance of preserving an adoptee’s culture. The Cut, The Cut, "The Adopted Mom Who Cherishes Her Biological Daughter," 21 June 2018 For the first time, adoptees could learn the names of birth parents. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Like a generation of women, my unwed birth mother kept a lifelong secret: Me," 8 Mar. 2018 Playing football is a dream Brown has pursued since watching his older brother, an adoptee from Haiti, excel in the sport in Texas. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake Brantley tailback Amani Brown thrives despite losing right foot as a child," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of adoptee

1849, in the meaning defined above

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adoptee

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

Legal Definition of adoptee

: a person who is adopted

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