adoptive parent


: one's parent by adoption : a parent who has adopted a child
She is their adopted daughter, which makes them her adoptive parents.

Examples of adoptive parent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That way, the human being growing inside her gets to live life and an adoptive parent gets a child to raise. Letters To The Editor, Orlando Sentinel, 23 June 2024 For the 2024-2025 form, anyone who needs to provide information, such as the student’s spouse, biological or adoptive parent, or the parent’s spouse, must have an individual FSA ID. TIME, 5 Jan. 2024 Most people would think a social worker to be particularly qualified to serve as an adoptive parent. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 13 Oct. 2023 Though the violence is cartoonish and characters are never seriously hurt, some aspects — like a missing parent, a young girl alone and an uncaring adoptive parent — could worry younger or more sensitive viewers. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 16 June 2023 But is there something suspicious about the fever pitch of such discussions, which often take place among people who have never had—and never will have—direct personal experience with being an adoptive parent or an adoptee? Jasmine Liu, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2023

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“Adoptive parent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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