[ adjective ] acquired as your own by free choice
"my adopted state" "an adoptive country"
Used in print(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
Just_the_same , the old_woman said , she would write to her nephew in his boxcar and tell him she had met a nice man from his adopted country .
[ adjective ] having been taken into a specific relationship
"an adopted child"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
A word should be said for Gary_Morgan , a Broadway youngsters who , as the adopted son , makes life miserable for nearly everybody and Larkin in particular .