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    put up for adoption?

    The word "put up" was used several times in this episode, and this scene is where they enter a room of new-born babies in hospital and a doctor said like this, and "put up" was translated to "waiting". Is it correct?

    -ghost whisperer
    - This is where we keep babies that have been abandoned
    or are being put up for adoption.


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    Re: put up for adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The word "put up" was used several times in this episode, and this scene is where they enter a room of new-born babies in hospital and a doctor said like this, and "put up" was translated to "waiting". Is it correct?

    -ghost whisperer
    - This is where we keep babies that have been abandoned
    or are being put up for adoption.

    Babies put up for adoption are placed on a list of children available to be adopted. So yes, they're waiting to be adopted.

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    Re: put up for adoption?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Babies put up for adoption are placed on a list of children available to be adopted. So yes, they're waiting to be adopted.
    - so the strict answer is No - they are not 'being waiting for adoption'

    If something is waiting for something, it suggests to me that it chooses whether to wait. So, as FF said, they're waiting to be adopted - the mother 'puts them up' for adoption when she says they can be made available to adoption agencies.

    b

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