adopted person


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Adopted Person

A person who has been legally adopted by one or two parents.

adopted person

Adoptee Social medicine A person who has been legally adopted by one or two parents. See Adoption.
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117) Pennsylvania, for example, allows adopted children to inherit from their biological parents as long as the biological parent "has maintained a family relationship with the adopted person.
Ms Thomas said: "I believe that there are good reasons why access to intermediary services should be extended to the descendants and relatives of adopted persons.
If this familial situation extends to the community and social holding environment of the adopted person, such that their genetic and visual racial group is not mirrored for them in their social environment, there is, according to the prevailing body of literature, little opportunity for her or him to acquire and achieve positive self-regard in relation to self and race, or reconciliation of racial conflict.
For social-scientific support of these claims, see Triseliotis, "Identity Formation and the Adopted Person Revisited," 88-89; and D.
Florida courts have never addressed the question of whether virtual adoption confers upon the virtually adopted person eligibility to be appointed as personal representative of the estate.
The Standing Committee on Social Policy spent two days on public hearings on Bill 183, An Act respecting the disclosure of information and records to adopted persons and birth parents in May 2005, followed by four days of clause-by-clause consideration of the bill in June.
Still other sleuths delve into mystery plots involving adopted persons (DellaCava & Engel, 2002).
The need to have answers to questions like these are what motivates an adopted person to search for their origins.
The most important aspect is that the final decision will rest with the adopted person.
So might a law prohibiting an adopted person from marrying a sibling who shared no genes.
The `triangle' to which the title refers represents the three main interests involved in adoption: birth parents, the adopted person and the adoptive parents.
It is also one I have major reservations about, probably due to my personal experience as an adopted person.