the adult persons, generally a couple, that adopt and legally take on the job of caring for and raising a child as though it is their son or daughter, through the eyes of the law.

ADOPTIVE PARENTS: "Adoptive parents often find it difficult to understand why many adoptees grow up and want to know their birth parents too."
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