Translation of "adoption" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

adoption

noun uk /əˈdɒp.ʃən/ us /əˈdɑːp.ʃən/
TAKING CHILD 領養孩子

B2 [ C or U ] the act of legally taking a child to be taken care of as your own

領養,收養
She was homeless and had to put her child up for adoption (= ask for the child to be taken by someone else as their own). 她無家可歸,只好讓別人收養她的孩子。
The last ten years have seen a dramatic fall in the number of adoptions. 過去十年中收養孩子的人數明顯減少了。
STARTING TO USE 開始

[ U ] accepting or starting to use something new

接受;採用;採納
Several suggestions have been offered for adoption by the panel. 總共提出了幾項建議以供專家小組採納。
CHOOSING 選擇

[ U ] choosing or taking something as your own

選擇
England was Conrad's country of adoption. 康拉德移居英格蘭。
The adoption of a woman candidate was seen as controversial. 推舉一位女候選人很有爭議。

(Translation of “adoption” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)