Definition of adoptee in English:



See adopt

‘There are about six million adoptees in the United States.’
  • ‘Counselling would be available to adult adoptees, foster children, birth families and adoptive families, the report says.’
  • ‘Karen has already interviewed about 40 adoptees but is hoping to speak to more before holding a seminar in November.’
  • ‘A few years ago, as often happens later in life with adoptees, she began searching for her real parents.’
  • ‘They will decide on suitable adoptive parents for each adoptee.’



/əˌdäpˈtē/ /əˌdɑpˈti/