Translation of "adoption" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

adoption

noun [ C or U ] (TAKING CHILD) 领养孩子 uk us /əˈdɒp.ʃən/ US  /-ˈdɑːp-/

the act of legally taking a child to be looked after as your own

领养,收养
She was homeless and had to put her child up for adoption (= asked for the child to be taken by someone else as their own). 她无家可归,只好让别人收养她的孩子。
The last ten years have seen a dramatic fall in the number of adoptions. 过去10年中收养孩子的人数明显减少了。

(Translation of “adoption noun (TAKING CHILD)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)