Translation of "adoption" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


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

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

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。

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