Adoptive. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/ADOPTIVE
adoptive - Legal Definition
Related by virtue of an adoption. For example, an
adult who adopts a child is that child’s adoptive parent. (Although the adult
is referred to as the adoptive parent, the minor is known as the adopted
to an adoption of any kind. For example, by adoptive works or conduct, one may
accept legal responsibility for the act of another.