adjective | \ ə-ˈdäp-tiv \ | adop·tive
  1. a : having adopted an adoptive parent

    b : having been adopted an adoptive child

  1. : made or acquired by accepting as one's own the words or actions of another to constitute an adoptive admission…defendant must actually understand what was said and have an opportunity to deny it —United States v. White, 766 F. Supp. 873 (1991)