Adopted Child

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Definition: Adopted Child


Quick Summary of Adopted Child


adoption – a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)



What is the dictionary definition of Adopted Child?

Dictionary Definition


Any person, whether an adult or a minor, who is legally adopted as the child of another in a court proceeding.

A child who is not the natural child of the parents but has become a true child by legal action. May also be considered a legal heir.


Full Definition of Adopted Child


Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents. Legal adoptions permanently transfer all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Adopted Child are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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