A·dopt·ive a. Pertaining to adoption; made or acquired by adoption; fitted to adopt; as, an adoptive father, an child; an adoptive language. -- A*dopt*ive*ly, adv.
adj 1: of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive
parents" [ant: biological]
2: acquired as your own by free choice; "my adopted state"; "an
adoptive country" [syn: adopted] [ant: native]