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adopt out (third-person singular simple present adopts out, present participle adopting out, simple past and past participle adopted out)
- To expel a child from a family by placing them for adoption; to put a child up for adoption privately, without going through an adoption agency.
- To send a son or daughter away to live in another country. (Used with to).
- The Chinese girl was adopted out to the United States.
- To send a child to be adopted by family of a different culture and ethnicity.