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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I wanted her to go deeper with some of her insights, especially in the chapters on "Relinquish" and "Receive"-- the two that deal with placing a child for adoption and adopting a child, the two sides of the adoption triangle that I have experienced.
Triseliotis J, Feast J and Kyle F, The Adoption Triangle Revisited: A study of adoption, search and reunion experiences, 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.