adoption triad

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Adoption Triad

A term referring to the interdependent ("three-sided") relationship in an adoption between birth parents, adoptive parents, and the adopted person.

adoption triad

The biological parents of a child, the adoptive parents, and the child who is adopted.
See also: triad
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She writes from experience with two sides of what's known as the "adoption triangle": She was adopted as an infant, and she and her husband have adopted two children from Burundi.
Author's Note: I would like to dedicate this article to my mentors, Annette Baron (author of The Adoption Triangle and Lethal Secrets) and Sharon Kaplan Rozia (author of The Open Adoption Experience).
Triseliotis J, Feast J and Kyle F, The Adoption Triangle Revisited: A study of adoption, search and reunion, London: BAAF, 2005
(169) No party to the adoption triangle was emotionally innocent or whole.
Whatever may be the difficulties and conflicts of actual people involved in the adoption triangle, at the political level, it's all win-win: adoption and apple pie.
Triseliotis J, Feast J and Kyle F, The Adoption Triangle Revisited: A study of adoption search and reunion experiences, London: BAAF, 2005