[ UK /ɐdˈɒptəbə‍l/ ]
[ US /əˈdɑptəbəɫ/ ]
  1. suitable or eligible for adoption
    a shortage of adoptable babies
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How To Use adoptable In A Sentence

  • Putting gay couples on equal footing with straight ones would, it seems to me, mostly just increase the competition for the small supply of adoptable babies.
  • Brandeis University Prof. EJ Graff's yearlong investigative piece, "The Lie We Love" (Foreign Policy, Nov. / Dec. 2008), makes the case that large amounts of Western money offered for healthy, "adoptable" infants and toddlers are inducing baby trafficking in poor and corrupt countries. U.S. News
  • Integrating and obliging strategies are the two most adoptable strategies, which means the hypothesis is tested that person under collective culture is more inclined to adopt integrating strategy.
  • Anderson said the dog was a stray, and was not adoptable because of its aggressiveness.
  • Under this general law, for instance, one way babies become adoptable is by the consent of their biological parents.
  • The methods and institutions and ethos of science that arose in the West at the time of the ‘scientific revolution’ proved to be the most exportable and universally adoptable products of civilisation.
  • a shortage of adoptable babies
  • Aside from helping kids affected by MTCT HIV, it is helpful to understand that with modern care, these kids can be as healthy and "adoptable" as any child, and they deserve a better life than that afforded by the detski dom. Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog
  • The shelter staff began vaccinating all "adoptable" animals eight months ago, shelter director Kim Schoolcraft said. The Daily News - News
  • Although 55 cats for which she cared have been adopted in the last 16 months, not every cat the soft-hearted Alcorn takes in is adoptable.
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