\ɐdˈɒptɪv pˈe͡əɹənt], \ɐdˈɒptɪv pˈeəɹənt], \ɐ_d_ˈɒ_p_t_ɪ_v p_ˈeə_ɹ_ə_n_t]\
Definitions of ADOPTIVE PARENT
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A person who completes all the requirements to legally adopt a child who is not his or her biological child. Generally, any single or married adult who is determined to be a "fit parent" may adopt a child. Some states have special requirements, such as age or residency criteria. An adoptive parent has all the responsibilities of a biological parent.
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