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Adelphopoiia

Adelphopoiia  

(ἀδελφοποιΐα), the adoption of a brother or sister. Like Adoption and baptismal sponsorship (see Godparents), with which it is always mentioned in treatises on prohibited degrees of marriage, ...
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
2,892 words

This entry consists of two subentries:

Adoption

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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1,666 words

Adoption involves the complete absorption of a child or an adult from the family of birth into a new family.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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56 words

Formal adoption is forbidden by the Quran (33:4–5), which calls for children to carry their own names since

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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Religion
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244 words

Although legal adoption was recognized in the ancient Near East as far back as the Code of Hammurabi around 1700

Adoption

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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400 words

(υἱοθεσία). In Byz. legal practice adoption did not establish patria potestas; the adopted child/adult could inherit from an adoptive

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

Adoption of children from foster care and international adoptions have accelerated since 1987. Federal policy changes have markedly increased the

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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9,581 words

[This entry contains five subentries, on adoption in ancient Greek law, in Chinese law, in English common law, in

Adoption

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,211 words

At the turn of the twenty-first century, Latino children constitute 17 percent of the child population in the United States

Adoption

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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573 words

Adoption traditionally refers to the legal act of permanently placing a child under the age of eighteen with a family

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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609 words

Child adoption, both customary and legislative, has left few families untouched in pre- and post-contact Canada. Although ‘adoption’ has been

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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207 words

A register of adoption from 1927 onwards is kept at the General Register Office, St Catherine's House, London.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
Subject:
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55 words

Act of a person legally taking as a child one who is not his/her own by birth or law. In

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
98 words

Legal adoption was introduced in England and Wales in 1926 and in Northern Ireland in 1929. In independent Ireland

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
178 words

Few records of guardianship or fostering survive. No formal mechanism was available until 1927, unless the parties drew up a ...

adoption

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
781 words

Adoption is a process for conferring parental rights and is currently governed by the Adoption and Children Act 2002.

ADOPTION

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
204 words

Classical Jewish law skirts the issue of adoption. While halakhah does not recognize adoption as the creation of a legally-binding

adoption

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Mark Golden, Adolf Berger, Barry Nicholas, and Susan M. Treggiari

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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1,455 words
Greeks counted on their heirs for support in old *age, and for continuation of their oikoi (families) and tendance of their tombs after death. But high mortality ensured that many had no ... More
Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,604 words

Relationships come in many varieties, but only two flavors are legally families: connections of consanguinity (ties of blood) and connections

adoption service

adoption service  

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Under the Children and Adoption Act 2002 the different services, collectively, that local authorities must provide within their area in order to meet the needs of adoption. These services include ...

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