wrongful adoption. 1. An adoption in which the adoption agency fails to provide adoptive parents with full or accurate information regarding the child’s physical or psychological background. • The adoptive parents normally do not seek to nullify the adoption. Rather, they seek damages, usu. for medical care and for emotional distress. 2. An adoptive parent’s legal claim against an adoption agency for not fully or accurately disclosing the child’s physical or psychological background. Cf. ABROGATION OF ADOPTION.
[Blacks Law 8th]