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Adoption

  • By: Jeanne Howard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The definition of the term adoption appears straightforward: the legal transfer of parental rights and responsibilities from those who biologically created a child to other adults who rear the child. But the legal definition does not capture the ...

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