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2nd May '16 1:54:47 PM Willbyr
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* Soichiro Arima in ''KareKano''. His real mother was a completely abusive women who beat, starved and abused him almost daily and eventually tried to allow him to starve to death. He ends up being adopted by his aunt and uncle who show him the first true love and affection he ever received in his life and accepts them completely as his parents.

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* Soichiro Arima in ''KareKano''.''Manga/KareKano''. His real mother was a completely abusive women who beat, starved and abused him almost daily and eventually tried to allow him to starve to death. He ends up being adopted by his aunt and uncle who show him the first true love and affection he ever received in his life and accepts them completely as his parents.
29th Apr '16 7:40:14 AM Clare
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'', Mandrake has been raising Kshin (a pre-teen orphan) for a number of years prior to the start of the series. The two clearly share a very close bond, which is first seen in the final scene of "A Demon in His Pocket". A later episode, "The Adoption of Kshin", ends with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mandrake officially adopting his young protégé]], who breaks down in tears - of happiness.
20th Apr '16 2:50:48 AM Pichu-kun
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** Vivio ends up adopted by [[HasTwoMommies Fate and Nanoha]. She considers them both her mothers, though [[HideYourLesbians the series is still very hesitant to call the a couple]].

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** Vivio ends up adopted by [[HasTwoMommies Fate and Nanoha].Nanoha]]. She considers them both her mothers, though [[HideYourLesbians the series is still very hesitant to call the a couple]].
20th Apr '16 2:43:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s Firo Prochainezo is so attached to his family that [[UndyingLoyalty he'd slit his own throat simply because they asked]]. The fact that the family in question is [[TheMafia the Camorra]] is insubstantial.
** He grew up in the same apartment as the Gandor brothers and is still in a good relationship with them even though they run a different gang.
* Zigzagged in the case of Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Guts was happily adopted by [[GoodParents Sys]], at least, [[DoorstopBaby when she picked up him as a baby]] [[WonderChild from underneath his birth mother's corpse]]. It was implied that Guts lived a happy life for his first three years [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest until Sys died of the plague]]. From there, young Guts was left to the mercy of his adoptive father [[AbusiveParents Gambino]], who was far less kind to him as he blamed Guts for Sys's death... Despite all of the tragedy and hell that he has been through and even being reminded of the fate of his birth mother, Guts still regarded Sys and Gambino as his parents.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'''s Firo Prochainezo is so attached to his family that [[UndyingLoyalty he'd slit his own throat simply because they asked]]. The fact that the family in question is [[TheMafia the Camorra]] is insubstantial.
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insubstantial. He grew up in the same apartment as the Gandor brothers and is still in a good relationship with them even though they run a different gang.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
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Zigzagged in the case of Guts in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.Guts. Guts was happily adopted by [[GoodParents Sys]], at least, [[DoorstopBaby when she picked up him as a baby]] [[WonderChild from underneath his birth mother's corpse]]. It was implied that Guts lived a happy life for his first three years [[DeceasedParentsAreTheBest until Sys died of the plague]]. From there, young Guts was left to the mercy of his adoptive father [[AbusiveParents Gambino]], who was far less kind to him as he blamed Guts for Sys's death... Despite all of the tragedy and hell that he has been through and even being reminded of the fate of his birth mother, Guts still regarded Sys and Gambino as his parents.



* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', [[CuteBruiser Yachiru]] is the happily adopted daughter of [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]].

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* In ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'':
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[[CuteBruiser Yachiru]] is the happily adopted daughter of [[BloodKnight Kenpachi]].



* [[spoiler: Nozomi]] in ''Anime/ChancePopSession'' [[spoiler: is mad at her adoptive parents when she learns the truth NOT because she was adopted, but because they were afraid she'd stop thinking as them as her parents if she did learn the truth.]]

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* [[spoiler: Nozomi]] in ''Anime/ChancePopSession'' [[spoiler: ''Anime/ChancePopSession'':
** [[spoiler:Nozomi]]
is mad at her adoptive parents when she learns the truth NOT because she was adopted, but because they were afraid she'd stop thinking as them as her parents if she did learn the truth.]]



* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', the boss of Varia [[UnstoppableRage Xanxus]] by any right is suppose to be HappilyAdopted as Ninth Vongola's son however due to he was raised as SpoiledBrat he became bitter once he found out the truth. Noted it's not part being adopted he was angry about, but the part Vongola blood in essential to succeed boss seat and he is not qualified.SpoiledBrat then evolve to OmnicidalManiac

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* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'':
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boss of Varia [[UnstoppableRage Xanxus]] by any right is suppose supposed to be HappilyAdopted as Ninth Vongola's son however due to he was raised as SpoiledBrat he became bitter once he found out the truth. Noted it's not part being adopted he was angry about, but the part Vongola blood in essential to succeed boss seat and he is not qualified.SpoiledBrat then evolve to OmnicidalManiac



* Fate in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' readily accepts being adopted by Admiral Lindy after working through her issues with Precia, [[spoiler:her [[CloningBlues creator]].]]
** [[HasTwoMommies Vivio]], too.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Fate in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' readily accepts being adopted by Admiral Lindy after working through her issues with Precia, [[spoiler:her [[CloningBlues creator]].]]
** Vivio ends up adopted by [[HasTwoMommies Vivio]], too.Fate and Nanoha]. She considers them both her mothers, though [[HideYourLesbians the series is still very hesitant to call the a couple]].



* Killer B of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' was revealed to be A's adoptive brother, selected due to his potential to work in sync with A during battle. Their relationship is quite close including a hefty dose of BigBrotherInstinct on A's part.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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Killer B of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Bee was revealed to be A's adoptive brother, selected due to his potential to work in sync with A during battle. Their relationship is quite close including a hefty dose of BigBrotherInstinct on A's part.



* Nami and Nojiko in ''OnePiece'', adopted by ActionMom Bellemere.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Nami and Nojiko in ''OnePiece'', were adopted by ActionMom Bellemere.



* Umasou of ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'', surprisingly considering he's being raised by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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* Umasou of ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'', ''Anime/YouAreUmasou'':
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surprisingly considering he's being raised by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.


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* Stories in the ''FanFic/MoreThanMyFriend'' series of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' fanfics are about Mac after being adopted by Frankie due to being orphaned. He considers her his older sister.
20th Apr '16 12:13:14 AM M84
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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', Melk II was adopted by Melk I after he found her abandoned in a forest as a baby. The one thing that marred their otherwise happy father-daughter bond was a years-long misunderstanding due to Melk I's incredibly quiet voice.

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* In ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'':
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Melk II was adopted by Melk I after he found her abandoned in a forest as a baby. The one thing that marred their otherwise happy father-daughter bond was a years-long misunderstanding due to Melk I's incredibly quiet voice.voice.
** The Four Heavenly Kings were all found and raised by Ichiryuu. He did a pretty good job, though they all ended up having various quirks.
** [[spoiler:''Horribly'' subverted]] in the case of Acacia's disciples Ichiryuu, Jiro, and Midora. Acacia and Froese rescued and raised the three in a clear parallel with Ichiryuu raising the Heavenly Kings. [[spoiler:But while Acacia only faked being a loving mentor and father so he could manipulate his wards, Ichiryuu's love for his adopted children was genuine.]]
3rd Apr '16 8:26:37 PM FarseerLolotea
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* ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'' has the implied biological daughter of [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]]]]—occasional curiosity about her [[HugeSchoolgirl unusual height]] and her [[NoInfantileAmnesia distant memories of being unseasonably cold]] aside—drawing a distinction between "[[GoodParents her parents]]" and the (unknown [[DramaticIrony to her]]) "people who'd brought her into the world."

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* ''Fanfic/BetterOffNotKnowing'' has the implied biological daughter of [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Zaheer]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[TheBrute P'Li]]]]—occasional curiosity [[TellMeAboutMyFather curiosity]] about her [[HugeSchoolgirl unusual height]] and her [[NoInfantileAmnesia distant memories memories]] of being [[SeasonalBaggage unseasonably cold]] aside—drawing a distinction between "[[GoodParents her parents]]" and the (unknown [[DramaticIrony to her]]) "people who'd brought her into the world."
1st Apr '16 2:32:20 PM darksecret
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* Anna in ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' initially has trouble seeing her foster family as true family, calling her foster mother "auntie," however, the events of the movie cause her to accept them, and at the end she introduces her foster mother as simply "my mother."
1st Apr '16 2:20:22 PM darksecret
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** Sky as well. She seems to consider Sarah Jane her mother, despite [[NewParentNomenclatureProblem calling her by her first name.]] Luke, after some initial reservation, is happy to accept Sky as his sister.
29th Mar '16 2:13:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Natsume in ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'' was passed from relative to relative (and other foster families) with no one really wanting him. Then he met the kind Fujiwara couple who were the first to offer him to live with them despite rumors of his reputation. Their kindness helped to soften Natsume's outlook on life.

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* Natsume in ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'' ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' was passed from relative to relative (and other foster families) with no one really wanting him. Then he met the kind Fujiwara couple who were the first to offer him to live with them despite rumors of his reputation. Their kindness helped to soften Natsume's outlook on life.
2nd Mar '16 12:23:46 AM karategal
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* One ''Series/{{House}}'' episode featured an adopted son as the patient - it may have been medically relevant, but otherwise it was no big deal.

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* One ''Series/{{House}}'' episode featured an adopted son as the patient - -- it may have been medically relevant, but otherwise it was no big deal.



* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Carl and Judith Grimes are adopted in everything but name by Michonne. After several seasons and finally making peace with the death of Lori, Carl tells Michonne in that she's become his second mother. He also admits that he loves her and [[MercyKill would never allow her to remain a walker.]] In "Knots Untie", he tells Rick that he's [[spoiler: wholly onboard with their new relationship,]] though he was a bit surprised to learn of it by seeing them half-dressed when emerging from their bedroom.

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* In ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Carl and Judith Grimes are adopted in everything but name by Michonne. After several seasons and finally making peace with the death of Lori, Carl tells Michonne in that she's become his second mother. He also admits that he loves her and [[MercyKill would never allow her to remain a walker.]] In "Knots Untie", Season 6, he tells Rick that he's [[spoiler: wholly onboard with their new relationship,]] though he was a bit surprised to learn of it by seeing them half-dressed when emerging from their bedroom.



* ComicStrip/DickTracy and Tess Trueheart adopted Junior Tracy after Dick rescued him from Steve the Tramp. This is also featured in the movie ''Film/DickTracy.''



* ComicStrip/DickTracy and Tess Trueheart adopted Junior Tracy after Dick rescued him from Steve the Tramp. This is also featured in the movie ''Film/DickTracy.''



* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''[='s=] Heather Mason is certainly this, and her unconditional love for her adoptive father, [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry Mason]], is what causes her to go to Silent Hill in the first place, seeking [[spoiler: revenge for his murder.]]
** By the end of the game, it's discovered that Heather is, in fact, [[spoiler:the reincarnation of both Cheryl Mason and Alessa Gillespie, and since Cheryl was also HappilyAdopted by Harry, she represents this trope two times over!]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'', Spyro was raised by dragonflies. When he finds out that he's not actually a dragonfly, he asks his mother the question in the page quote... and receives the above answer, reassuring him that they love him all the same.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', Samus Aran loved her [[RaisedByNatives Chozo]] family deeply, and they cared for her deeply in kind. In the ''{{Metroid}}'' manga, she even goes on to accept a specific Chozo ([[spoiler:Gray Voice]]) as her "real father."
** Interestingly, as she is given Chozo [[BioAugmentation gene grafts]] so she can survive on their homeworld, strictly speaking she ''is'' biologically related to them.
** One game depicts a drawing she made as a child, showing young Samus waving happily alongside her Chozo family.

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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''[='s=] Heather Mason is certainly this, In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the main character and Imoen [[spoiler:his half-sister]] were both adopted by the Harper Gorion. Unless you're roleplaying an Evil character, it's implied that life with Gorion was relatively peaceful and happy. Until the plot happened anyway.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania64}}'', Carrie mentions that she was raised by a loving and caring step-mother who ultimately sacrificed herself to save her, to contrast the villainous Actrise who just casually claimed she [[MoralEventHorizon slew
her unconditional love for her adoptive father, [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry Mason]], is what causes her to go to Silent Hill in own biological child]] as the first place, seeking [[spoiler: revenge of 100 child sacrifices to resurrect Dracula.
* Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' has known he was adopted pretty much his entire life, but considers his slightly loopy adoptive family to be real enough that he never even ''brings up'' that he was adopted until Rozalin drags the answer out of him. His birth parents, on the other hand, he doesn't have much respect
for -- as the fact that he refers to them with quotation marks can attest to.
-->'''Adell:''' ...Oh, that. That is the truth. I'm not related to Mom and Dad by blood. Or to Taro and Hanako, either. ...I was abandoned by my "real" parents when I was still young.
-->'''Rozalin:''' So, you have been risking your life all this time for people who aren't even your family! And, now you expect me to believe you?
-->'''Adell:''' Blood isn't the bond that makes a group of people a family. It's the heart.
** To twist the knife, it's heavily hinted that Adell's real parents are [[spoiler:the two specters that are forced to be the right- and left- hand demons of Overlord Zenon. They didn't abandon him- they were brainwashed into forgetting him, but even then their parental love occasionally shines through in
his murder.presence. [[TearJerker He kills them, completely unaware of any of this]].]]
** By the end of the game, it's discovered that Heather He is, in fact, [[spoiler:the reincarnation so happy with the status quo that he either doesn't notice- [[ObfuscatingStupidity or chooses not to notice]] that [[spoiler:he's a demon, not a human]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': Valentina, one
of both Cheryl Mason the first characters you meet in the game, reveals that she's known that she was taken in by Kalderasha after her biological parents died for a long time, and Alessa Gillespie, and since Cheryl was also HappilyAdopted isn't bothered by Harry, she represents this trope two times over!]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'', Spyro was raised by dragonflies. When he finds out
the fact that he's not actually a dragonfly, he asks his mother the question in the page quote... and receives the above answer, reassuring him that they love him all the same.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', Samus Aran loved
her [[RaisedByNatives Chozo]] family deeply, and they cared for her deeply in kind. blood relative.
*
In the ''{{Metroid}}'' manga, ''Hearthfire'' DLC for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the player can adopt up to two orphans provided he or she even goes on has a house fit for them. Most of them are happy to accept a specific Chozo ([[spoiler:Gray Voice]]) as her "real father."
** Interestingly, as she
be adopted, though some of the orphans dislike Heljarchen Hall because it's so cold, and ''all'' of them hate Windstad Manor because they think the nearby swamp is given Chozo [[BioAugmentation gene grafts]] so she can survive on their homeworld, strictly speaking she ''is'' biologically related to them.
** One game depicts a drawing she made as a child, showing young Samus waving happily alongside her Chozo family.
haunted. [[spoiler:And they're right.]]



* Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' has known he was adopted pretty much his entire life, but considers his slightly loopy adoptive family to be real enough that he never even ''brings up'' that he was adopted until Rozalin drags the answer out of him. His birth parents, on the other hand, he doesn't have much respect for -- as the fact that he refers to them with quotation marks can attest to.
-->'''Adell:''' ...Oh, that. That is the truth. I'm not related to Mom and Dad by blood. Or to Taro and Hanako, either. ...I was abandoned by my "real" parents when I was still young.
-->'''Rozalin:''' So, you have been risking your life all this time for people who aren't even your family! And, now you expect me to believe you?
-->'''Adell:''' Blood isn't the bond that makes a group of people a family. It's the heart.
** To twist the knife, it's heavily hinted that Adell's real parents are [[spoiler:the two specters that are forced to be the right- and left- hand demons of Overlord Zenon. They didn't abandon him- they were brainwashed into forgetting him, but even then their parental love occasionally shines through in his presence. [[TearJerker He kills them, completely unaware of any of this]].]]
** He is, in fact, so happy with the status quo that he either doesn't notice- [[ObfuscatingStupidity or chooses not to notice]] that [[spoiler:he's a demon, not a human]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has Lloyd Irving, who was adopted by a dwarf named Dirk at the age of three. Even when he discovers his birth-father, he continues to refer to Dirk as his 'dad'.
** At one point he brags about having [[NotWhatItLooksLike two dads.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has [[spoiler:Natalia, who isn't blood related to the king]] and turns into this [[ObliviousAdoption when the truth comes out]]: Both sides basically keep treating each other like they did before, even knowing they're not directly related.
*** [[spoiler:Luke himself]] is also sort of an example. [[spoiler:His parents are still, biologically, his parents, and he's technically been living with them longer than Asch, but he's still the clone of the 'real' Luke.]]

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* Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' has known he In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] was adopted pretty much his entire life, but considers his slightly loopy adoptive family to be real enough that he never even ''brings up'' that he was adopted until Rozalin drags the answer out of him. His birth parents, on the other hand, he doesn't have much respect for -- as the fact that he refers to them with quotation marks can attest to.
-->'''Adell:''' ...Oh, that. That is the truth. I'm
not related to Mom and Dad by blood. Or to Taro and Hanako, either. ...I was abandoned by my "real" parents when I was still young.
-->'''Rozalin:''' So, you have been risking your life all this time for people who aren't even your family! And, now you expect me to believe you?
-->'''Adell:''' Blood isn't the bond that makes a group of people a family. It's the heart.
** To twist the knife, it's heavily hinted that Adell's real parents are [[spoiler:the two specters that are forced to be the right- and left- hand demons of Overlord Zenon. They didn't abandon him- they were brainwashed into forgetting him, but even then their parental love occasionally shines through in his presence. [[TearJerker He kills them, completely unaware of any of this]].]]
** He is, in fact, so happy with the status quo that he either doesn't notice- [[ObfuscatingStupidity or chooses not to notice]] that [[spoiler:he's a demon, not a human]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has Lloyd Irving, who was adopted by a dwarf named Dirk at the age of three. Even when he discovers his birth-father, he continues to refer to Dirk as his 'dad'.
** At one point he brags about having [[NotWhatItLooksLike two dads.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has [[spoiler:Natalia, who isn't blood related
born to the king]] and turns into Nohr royal family, but is loved by all of them just the same. The Conquest path has Corrin side with Nohr, likely for this [[ObliviousAdoption when the truth comes out]]: Both sides basically keep treating each other like they did before, even knowing they're not directly related.
*** [[spoiler:Luke himself]] is also sort of an example. [[spoiler:His parents are still, biologically, his parents, and he's technically been living with them longer than Asch, but he's still the clone of the 'real' Luke.]]
reason.



* [[HelloInsertNameHere Sieg]] from ''SuikodenTierkreis'' was found by Elder Rajim when he was newborn [[spoiler:in the place where the castle is now located]]. He never learns the truth about his real parents, but he is completely happy with the family that raised him.
* HeartwarmingOrphan Flora Reinhold is {{happily adopted}} by ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' after the events of the first game.
** In ''"The Azran Legacy"'' we learn that [[spoiler: Layton himself was adopted as well. By the end of the game, he doesn't have much animosity for his biological father, Leon Bronev, but still plainly states that he could never see him as his father, and that his adopted parents are his true family. He also doesn't use the name he was born with, Theodore Bronev, as that wasn't who he was raised as.]]
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Pia]] from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' is a mermaid who was taken in by a human mother and her biological daughter after she decided to stop living with fish. She's also probably the happiest character in the game.
* The title character of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''. The residents of Scuttle Town aren't quite sure what to think of a half-genie, but it's generally agreed that her "uncle" Mimic did a good job of raising her -- and it's obvious that the two are devoted to each other.



* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': Valentina, one of the first characters you meet in the game, reveals that she's known that she was taken in by Kalderasha after her biological parents died for a long time, and isn't bothered by the fact that he's not her blood relative.
* In ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2'' the PlayerCharacter was adopted by a family of [[TheBlacksmith Craftknights]], who [[ItsUpToYou offer encouragement]] throughout the game.
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the main character and Imoen [[spoiler:his half-sister]] were both adopted by the Harper Gorion. Unless you're roleplaying an Evil character, it's implied that life with Gorion was relatively peaceful and happy. Until the plot happened anyway.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'': Valentina, one ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'' has [[BadassPrincess Miranda]] of Mille Seseau. Her real mother abandoned her, her father was a drunk and died soon after. She was soon adopted by the childless Queen Theresa, and became the head of the first characters you meet in the game, reveals army. Miranda loves her mother greatly, and remarks to teammate Meru that she's known that she the day Theresa adopted her was taken in by Kalderasha after the happiest day of her biological parents died for a long time, and isn't bothered life.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'', Spyro was raised
by the fact dragonflies. When he finds out that he's not her blood relative.
* In ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2''
actually a dragonfly, he asks his mother the PlayerCharacter question in the page quote... and receives the above answer, reassuring him that they love him all the same.
* Link in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]
was adopted by a family of [[TheBlacksmith Craftknights]], who [[ItsUpToYou offer encouragement]] throughout the game.
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the main character and Imoen [[spoiler:his half-sister]] were both
happily adopted by the Harper Gorion. Unless you're roleplaying an Evil character, it's implied that life forest guardian, the Great Deku Tree (especially in the manga version). He was raised along with Gorion was relatively peaceful the Kokiri children and happy. Until didn't discover his true origin until he got trapped in the plot happened anyway.Sacred Realm for seven years, emerging as an adult (Kokiris never grow up).



* [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' was raised by her grandfather for a large portion of her life due to her parents dying in a car crash. She still lived happily and comfortably with him, though, as a sharp contrast to [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} the previous game's]] batch of parental issues.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', Samus Aran loved her [[RaisedByNatives Chozo]] family deeply, and they cared for her deeply in kind. In the ''{{Metroid}}'' manga, she even goes on to accept a specific Chozo ([[spoiler:Gray Voice]]) as her "real father."
** Interestingly, as she is given Chozo [[BioAugmentation gene grafts]] so she can survive on their homeworld, strictly speaking she ''is'' biologically related to them.
** One game depicts a drawing she made as a child, showing young Samus waving happily alongside her Chozo family.
* [[spoiler:Naoto Shirogane]] in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 4}}'' was raised by her grandfather for a large portion of her life due to her parents dying in a car crash. She still lived happily and comfortably with him, though, as a sharp contrast to [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} ''[[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' the previous game's]] batch of parental issues.



* In ''VideoGame/ThreadsOfFate'', Klaus' family welcomes Prima Doll with open arms. During the epilogue Mint or Rue sees him with Elena, who's overjoyed that she now has a little brother.
* Link in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] was happily adopted by the forest guardian, the Great Deku Tree (especially in the manga version). He was raised along with the Kokiri children and didn't discover his true origin until he got trapped in the Sacred Realm for seven years, emerging as an adult (Kokiris never grow up).



* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has Red and Chocolat, a brother-sister duo who adopted each other when they were kids at an orphanage. They refer to each other as "my brother/sister" without ever mentioning the fact that they're NotBloodSiblings, and considering Chocolat is still only thirteen, Red may actually have legal custody of her, despite the fact that [[WomenAreWiser she deals with day-to-day issues like money much better than he does]].
* In the ''Hearthfire'' DLC for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the player can adopt up to two orphans provided he or she has a house fit for them. Most of them are happy to be adopted, though some of the orphans dislike Heljarchen Hall because it's so cold, and ''all'' of them hate Windstad Manor because they think the nearby swamp is haunted. [[spoiler:And they're right.]]
* Possible in all three main installments of ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and some of the spin-offs. Pre-made examples include Mary-Sue Pleasant, Tara [=DeBateau=], and the Newson children.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has Red and Chocolat, a brother-sister duo who HeartwarmingOrphan Flora Reinhold is {{happily adopted}} by ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' after the events of the first game.
** In ''"The Azran Legacy"'' we learn that [[spoiler: Layton himself was
adopted each other when they were kids at an orphanage. They refer to each other as "my brother/sister" without ever mentioning well. By the fact that they're NotBloodSiblings, and considering Chocolat is still only thirteen, Red may actually have legal custody of her, despite the fact that [[WomenAreWiser she deals with day-to-day issues like money much better than he does]].
* In the ''Hearthfire'' DLC for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the player can adopt up to two orphans provided he or she has a house fit for them. Most of them are happy to be adopted, though some
end of the orphans dislike Heljarchen Hall because it's so cold, game, he doesn't have much animosity for his biological father, Leon Bronev, but still plainly states that he could never see him as his father, and ''all'' of them hate Windstad Manor because they think that his adopted parents are his true family. He also doesn't use the nearby swamp is haunted. [[spoiler:And they're right.name he was born with, Theodore Bronev, as that wasn't who he was raised as.]]
* Possible [[CuteMonsterGirl Pia]] from ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' is a mermaid who was taken in all three main installments of ''VideoGame/TheSims'', by a human mother and some of her biological daughter after she decided to stop living with fish. She's also probably the spin-offs. Pre-made examples include Mary-Sue Pleasant, Tara [=DeBateau=], and happiest character in the Newson children.game.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania64}}'', Carrie mentions that she was raised by a loving and caring step-mother who ultimately sacrificed herself to save her, to contrast the villainous Actrise who just casually claimed she [[MoralEventHorizon slew her own biological child]] as the first of 100 child sacrifices to resurrect Dracula.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] was not born to the Nohr royal family, but is loved by all of them just the same. The Conquest path has Corrin side with Nohr, likely for this reason.
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'' has [[BadassPrincess Miranda]] of Mille Seseau. Her real mother abandoned her, her father was a drunk and died soon after. She was soon adopted by the childless Queen Theresa, and became the head of the army. Miranda loves her mother greatly, and remarks to teammate Meru that the day Theresa adopted her was the happiest day of her life.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania64}}'', Carrie mentions The title character of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''. The residents of Scuttle Town aren't quite sure what to think of a half-genie, but it's generally agreed that she was raised by her "uncle" Mimic did a loving good job of raising her -- and caring step-mother who ultimately sacrificed herself to save her, to contrast it's obvious that the villainous Actrise who just casually claimed she [[MoralEventHorizon slew two are devoted to each other.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''[='s=] Heather Mason is certainly this, and
her own biological child]] as unconditional love for her adoptive father, [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Harry Mason]], is what causes her to go to Silent Hill in the first place, seeking [[spoiler: revenge for his murder.]]
** By the end
of 100 child sacrifices to resurrect Dracula.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]]
the game, it's discovered that Heather is, in fact, [[spoiler:the reincarnation of both Cheryl Mason and Alessa Gillespie, and since Cheryl was not born to also HappilyAdopted by Harry, she represents this trope two times over!]]
* Possible in all three main installments of ''VideoGame/TheSims'', and some of
the Nohr royal family, but is loved by all of them just spin-offs. Pre-made examples include Mary-Sue Pleasant, Tara [=DeBateau=], and the same. The Conquest path Newson children.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''
has Corrin side Red and Chocolat, a brother-sister duo who adopted each other when they were kids at an orphanage. They refer to each other as "my brother/sister" without ever mentioning the fact that they're NotBloodSiblings, and considering Chocolat is still only thirteen, Red may actually have legal custody of her, despite the fact that [[WomenAreWiser she deals with Nohr, likely for this reason.
day-to-day issues like money much better than he does]].
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'' has [[BadassPrincess Miranda]] of Mille Seseau. Her [[HelloInsertNameHere Sieg]] from ''SuikodenTierkreis'' was found by Elder Rajim when he was newborn [[spoiler:in the place where the castle is now located]]. He never learns the truth about his real mother abandoned her, her father parents, but he is completely happy with the family that raised him.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' has Lloyd Irving, who
was a drunk and died soon after. She was soon adopted by a dwarf named Dirk at the childless Queen Theresa, and became age of three. Even when he discovers his birth-father, he continues to refer to Dirk as his 'dad'.
** At one point, he brags about having [[NotWhatItLooksLike two dads.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SummonNight: Swordcraft Story 2''
the head of the army. Miranda loves her mother greatly, and remarks to teammate Meru that the day Theresa PlayerCharacter was adopted her was by a family of [[TheBlacksmith Craftknights]], who [[ItsUpToYou offer encouragement]] throughout the happiest day game.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has [[spoiler:Natalia, who isn't blood related to the king]] and turns into this [[ObliviousAdoption when the truth comes out]]: Both sides basically keep treating each other like they did before, even knowing they're not directly related.
*** [[spoiler:Luke himself]] is also sort
of her life.an example. [[spoiler:His parents are still, biologically, his parents, and he's technically been living with them longer than Asch, but he's still the clone of the 'real' Luke.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ThreadsOfFate'', Klaus' family welcomes Prima Doll with open arms. During the epilogue Mint or Rue sees him with Elena, who's overjoyed that she now has a little brother.



* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'': Trucy Wright, the adopted daughter of Phoenix Wright, adores her father. She even calls him "Daddy" immediately after Phoenix gives her the option to call her Nick or Daddy if she wants.
** However, Trucy loves both her adopted and real fathers to the same extent and was, in fact, extremely sad when she figured out that [[spoiler:her biological father had been murdered]]. She merely put on a brave smile as to not worry neither Apollo or her adopted father, Phoenix. Too bad it doesn't work, as Phoenix already has prior experience with the StepfordSmiler trope.
** Also, from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' there were the brothers Acro and the comatose Bat, adopted by the circus ringmaster Russell Berry. [[spoiler: This pushes the events of the "Big Top" case into serious TearJerker territory, as Russell is the accidental victim of Acro's murder attempt.]]



* ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'': Trucy Wright, the adopted daughter of Phoenix Wright, adores her father. She even calls him "Daddy" immediately after Phoenix gives her the option to call her Nick or Daddy if she wants.
** However, Trucy loves both her adopted and real fathers to the same extent and was, in fact, extremely sad when she figured out that [[spoiler:her biological father had been murdered]]. She merely put on a brave smile as to not worry neither Apollo or her adopted father, Phoenix. Too bad it doesn't work, as Phoenix already has prior experience with the StepfordSmiler trope.
** Also, from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'' there were the brothers Acro and the comatose Bat, adopted by the circus ringmaster Russell Berry. [[spoiler: This pushes the events of the "Big Top" case into serious TearJerker territory, as Russell is the accidental victim of Acro's murder attempt.]]



* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'': Hatoful House was an orphanage for birds orphaned specifically by war. The older birds worked, most of the younger birds went to school, and it was explicitly a family. [[spoiler: Nageki]], at least, was happy there.



* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'': Hatoful House was an orphanage for birds orphaned specifically by war. The older birds worked, most of the younger birds went to school, and it was explicitly a family. [[spoiler: Nageki]], at least, was happy there.



* Ozy from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' is a fox raised by a dragon. He's quite happy with his dad, even if he is a bit... odd. [[spoiler:And, at the very end of the strip, his dad and Millie's mom get married, giving him an adoptive-but-loving ''mother'' as well.]] He's been told of his biological parents, but as he reminded Millie once, he knows who his real father is. Even if he occasionally sits on him, or sets him on fire, or makes him scrub the moat as a chore.

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* Ozy from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' Arthur in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' is a fox raised fostered rather than adopted by Ector, even in the contemporary arc, but it's definitely a dragon. He's quite happy family, with his dad, even if he Kay being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. When his worst fear is a bit... odd. [[spoiler:And, at mainfested in the very end of the strip, space arc as being that he's really Ector's bastard and condemned to life as Kay's squire, his dad and Millie's mom get married, giving him an adoptive-but-loving ''mother'' as well.]] He's been told of his biological parents, but as he reminded Millie once, he knows who his real father is. Even if he occasionally sits on him, or sets him on fire, or makes him scrub the moat as a chore.reaction is, well, it could be worse.



* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' has his adoptive mother Melika, who, though a vulpine, loves her ferin "cubling" deeply. WordOfGod has said that Teri's memory of their brief time together as a family has kept him from being completely warped by SpacePirate Mavra Chan's TrainingFromHell.
* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne was adopted by Kevin during his first marriage with Angelique (who wanted a prickly species as an excuse to keep her at arm's length) and while she has her own issues with Angelique neglecting her during her childhood, she loves her father and stepmother. Corrie was also briefly adopted by the Canids, but while she tired of their obsessive routines, her clone Dolly, who was used to living a structured life from being in the lab, appreciated what her adoptive family had to offer.
** Dolly's rather special because she's HappilyAdopted....''twice''. After she started rapidly aging, she pretended to be Corrie's birth mother so the Canids wouldn't realize something was wrong. Then a time machine accident caused Dolly to regress to a baby. She conspired with Corrie to present herself as a DoorstopBaby named Mary, whom the Canids promptly adopted.
* Sharon of ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' was adopted by an interracial couple.
* Agatha Clay in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' often speaks of Adam and Lilith Clay as her mother and father, though she's always known herself to be adopted. They make it clear that they love her, and she won't let anyone insult them.
* An odd version of this appears in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''. The strip's resident [[TheDitz ditz]] Monette is adopted by Davan's parents, Fred and Faye, once they realize that her biological parents are complete jerks. The oddity of the arrangement is that they adopt Monette when she's in her ''twenties''. But it works out surprisingly well.
** And now, Aubrey and Jason have adopted Pamela Joycelyn ("Pamjee") and she already feels more kin to her adoptive parents than most could have hoped for.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' has his adoptive mother Melika, who, though a vulpine, loves her ferin "cubling" deeply. WordOfGod has said that Teri's memory of their brief time together as a family has kept him from being completely warped by SpacePirate Mavra Chan's TrainingFromHell.
* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne was adopted by Kevin during his first marriage
Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', with Angelique (who wanted a prickly species as an excuse to keep her at arm's length) and while she has her own issues [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_306.php Alexis' relationship with Angelique neglecting her during her childhood, she loves her father and stepmother. Corrie was also briefly adopted by the Canids, but while she tired of their obsessive routines, her clone Dolly, who was used to living a structured life from being in the lab, appreciated what her adoptive family had to offer.
** Dolly's rather special because she's HappilyAdopted....''twice''. After she started rapidly aging, she pretended to be Corrie's birth mother so the Canids wouldn't realize something was wrong. Then a time machine accident caused Dolly to regress to a baby. She conspired with Corrie to present herself as a DoorstopBaby named Mary, whom the Canids promptly adopted.
* Sharon of ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' was adopted by an interracial couple.
* Agatha Clay in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' often speaks of Adam and Lilith Clay as her mother and father, though she's always known herself to be adopted. They make it clear that they love her, and she won't let anyone insult them.
* An odd version of this appears in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''. The strip's resident [[TheDitz ditz]] Monette is adopted by Davan's parents, Fred and Faye, once they realize that her biological parents are complete jerks. The oddity of the arrangement is that they adopt Monette when she's in her ''twenties''. But it works out surprisingly well.
** And now, Aubrey and Jason have adopted Pamela Joycelyn ("Pamjee") and she already feels more kin to her adoptive parents than most could have hoped for.
Destania.]]



* This is actually the whole plot behind ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}''. It's even called A Tale Of Adoption by the author.
* Enel of ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye'' is quite happily adopted by Marcus, and although Apen wasn't raised by the Alvarados, they still consider him to be a part of their family.
* Depending on how you look at it, artificial creature Molly of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' doesn't ''have'' any real parents (though Jean sort of qualifies, because they share some genetic material). Anyway, Bob raised her, and she's currently living with Jean, and she loves them both very much.

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* This is actually ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot's parents don't bat an eye when he brings home an OppositeSexClone of himself. They're just ticked he didn't tell them where he was.
** Similarly, Grace takes to
the whole plot behind ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}''. Verres household like a fish to water, though her exact status in the family is a bit ambiguous as to whether it's official adoption (she's dating their son, Tedd), but since she turns 18 during the course of the story it may be a moot point.
**
It's even called A Tale Of Adoption by the author.
* Enel of ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye'' is quite happily
also indicated that adopted by Marcus, siblings Rhea and although Apen wasn't raised by the Alvarados, they still consider him to be a part of Diane are also this, and despite sniping at each other their family.
* Depending on how you look at it, artificial creature Molly of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' doesn't ''have'' any real parents (though Jean sort of qualifies, because they share some genetic material). Anyway, Bob raised her, and she's currently living with Jean, and she loves them both very much.
concern for each other is genuine.



* Sharon of ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' was adopted by an interracial couple.
* Agatha Clay in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' often speaks of Adam and Lilith Clay as her mother and father, though she's always known herself to be adopted. They make it clear that they love her, and she won't let anyone insult them.
* Depending on how you look at it, artificial creature Molly of ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' doesn't ''have'' any real parents (though Jean sort of qualifies, because they share some genetic material). Anyway, Bob raised her, and she's currently living with Jean, and she loves them both very much.
* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', Lindesfarne was adopted by Kevin during his first marriage with Angelique (who wanted a prickly species as an excuse to keep her at arm's length) and while she has her own issues with Angelique neglecting her during her childhood, she loves her father and stepmother. Corrie was also briefly adopted by the Canids, but while she tired of their obsessive routines, her clone Dolly, who was used to living a structured life from being in the lab, appreciated what her adoptive family had to offer.
** Dolly's rather special because she's HappilyAdopted....''twice''. After she started rapidly aging, she pretended to be Corrie's birth mother so the Canids wouldn't realize something was wrong. Then a time machine accident caused Dolly to regress to a baby. She conspired with Corrie to present herself as a DoorstopBaby named Mary, whom the Canids promptly adopted.
* Eva of ''Webcomic/MetalPhoneMouse''.



* Arthur in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' is fostered rather than adopted by Ector, even in the contemporary arc, but it's definitely a happy family, with even Kay being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. When his worst fear is mainfested in the space arc as being that he's really Ector's bastard and condemned to life as Kay's squire, his reaction is, well, it could be worse.
* Eva of ''Webcomic/MetalPhoneMouse''.

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* Arthur in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' Ozy from ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' is fostered rather than a fox raised by a dragon. He's quite happy with his dad, even if he is a bit... odd. [[spoiler:And, at the very end of the strip, his dad and Millie's mom get married, giving him an adoptive-but-loving ''mother'' as well.]] He's been told of his biological parents, but as he reminded Millie once, he knows who his real father is. Even if he occasionally sits on him, or sets him on fire, or makes him scrub the moat as a chore.
* This is actually the whole plot behind ''Webcomic/{{Selkie}}''. It's even called A Tale Of Adoption by the author.
* Enel of ''Webcomic/TheSilverEye'' is quite happily
adopted by Ector, even in Marcus, and although Apen wasn't raised by the contemporary arc, but it's definitely a happy family, with even Kay being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. When his worst fear is mainfested in the space arc as being that he's really Ector's bastard and condemned Alvarados, they still consider him to life as Kay's squire, his reaction is, well, it could be worse.
* Eva
a part of ''Webcomic/MetalPhoneMouse''.their family.



* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', with [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_306.php Alexis' relationship with Destania.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot's parents don't bat an eye when he brings home an OppositeSexClone of himself. They're just ticked he didn't tell them where he was.
** Similarly, Grace takes to the Verres household like a fish to water, though her exact status in the family is a bit ambiguous as to whether it's official adoption (she's dating their son, Tedd), but since she turns 18 during the course of the story it may be a moot point.
** It's also indicated that adopted siblings Rhea and Diane are also this, and despite sniping at each other their concern for each other is genuine.

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* Lampshaded An odd version of this appears in ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'', with [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_306.php Alexis' relationship with Destania.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Elliot's
''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''. The strip's resident [[TheDitz ditz]] Monette is adopted by Davan's parents, Fred and Faye, once they realize that her biological parents don't bat an eye when he brings home an OppositeSexClone of himself. They're just ticked he didn't tell them where he was.
** Similarly, Grace takes to the Verres household like a fish to water, though her exact status in the family is a bit ambiguous as to whether it's official adoption (she's dating their son, Tedd), but since she turns 18 during the course
are complete jerks. The oddity of the story it may be a moot point.
** It's also indicated
arrangement is that they adopt Monette when she's in her ''twenties''. But it works out surprisingly well.
** And now, Aubrey and Jason have
adopted siblings Rhea Pamela Joycelyn ("Pamjee") and Diane are also this, and despite sniping at each other she already feels more kin to her adoptive parents than most could have hoped for.
* ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' has his adoptive mother Melika, who, though a vulpine, loves her ferin "cubling" deeply. WordOfGod has said that Teri's memory of
their concern for each other is genuine.brief time together as a family has kept him from being completely warped by SpacePirate Mavra Chan's TrainingFromHell.



* Most kids picked up by the WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum are far happier in the Nursery or with whichever agents become their parents than they were with their original families, which were often Sues or other fic characters. MarySue characters do not make good mothers; among other things, they've been known to [[PuppetMaster cause their own children to be killed or molested]] just for attention.
* [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Sandwich_Stoutaxe Sandwich Stoutaxe]], a Drow raised among Dwarves. Despite rough beginnings (Dad wished she was a sandwich instead of a baby, she tried to stab him in his sleep as an infant) and the difficulties a Drow Elf would face living among Dwarves (such as doors that are built for people half her height), she does quite well. She considers herself a member of the Stoutaxe clan first and an Elf second. Given what [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Drow]] [[WretchedHive society]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder is]] [[ReligionOfEvil like]], she is ''definitely'' better off.



* Flotsam the pegasus from WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons is very happy with her adopted family. Aurelia is also an example, although she does grow weary of her adopted family's antics on occasion.



* Flotsam the pegasus from WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons is very happy with her adopted family. Aurelia is also an example, although she does grow weary of her adopted family's antics on occasion.

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* Flotsam Most kids picked up by the pegasus from WebOriginal/FalloutIsDragons is very happy WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum are far happier in the Nursery or with whichever agents become their parents than they were with their original families, which were often Sues or other fic characters. MarySue characters do not make good mothers; among other things, they've been known to [[PuppetMaster cause their own children to be killed or molested]] just for attention.
* [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Sandwich_Stoutaxe Sandwich Stoutaxe]], a Drow raised among Dwarves. Despite rough beginnings (Dad wished she was a sandwich instead of a baby, she tried to stab him in his sleep as an infant) and the difficulties a Drow Elf would face living among Dwarves (such as doors that are built for people half
her adopted family. Aurelia is also an example, although height), she does grow weary quite well. She considers herself a member of her adopted family's antics on occasion.the Stoutaxe clan first and an Elf second. Given what [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Drow]] [[WretchedHive society]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder is]] [[ReligionOfEvil like]], she is ''definitely'' better off.



* Finn, one of the main protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', is a human boy who was adopted by a family of talking dogs as a baby. Although the actual parents have died, he lives with his adopted brother and they seem very close.
** Actually, his biological father is alive [[spoiler:and he is a tremendous asshole]].
** In fact, the general tone of the series tends to portray adoptive parents as better than genetic ones. Compare, for example, Marceline's relationship with Simon (before he went mad) to her relationship with her genetic father Hunson.
* The title characters from ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' live happily with Dave Seville, their adoptive father-turned-manager, even after they reunite with their biological mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has an...''interesting'' version of this. Darwin used to be the family pet goldfish, but then he grew legs and lungs, so he became a normal member of the family and he is treated exactly the same as Gumball and Anais by their parents (though one episode claims that he's still technically considered a pet by some parts of the government).



* Bamm Bamm the DoorstopBaby from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. This was around the time when adoption was starting to be accepted and not taboo, so it was very groundbreaking (and heartwarming) at the time.

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* Bamm Bamm As of the DoorstopBaby from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. This was around end of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', you could say that Zuko has become this, after much [[WellDoneSonGuy angsting]] and finally deciding that he's going to [[ParentalSubstitute consider Iroh his real father]]. Iroh had already started thinking of Zuko as a son since his own son's death.
* At
the time when adoption was starting end of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', orphan brother and sister Jason and Kim have been adopted legally, while Nicholas has been essentially adopted by the magician he assists. [[spoiler:And it turns out that Nicholas then grows up to be accepted the film's narrator, who runs an OrphanageOfLove with his wife.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'''s big movie about finding their long lost parents, they find out in the end that the parents that raised them as kids had adopted them. And were also a talking frog
and not taboo, so it was very groundbreaking (and heartwarming) at a sasquatch. They never find out who their ''biological'' parents are, but are content to reunite with the time.ones that cared for them.
* Frisky the fox from ''WesternAnimation/ChucklewoodCritters''.



* Megan is adopted by Jack, the team owner in ''NASCARRacers''. She's sad about her past, but Jack treats her very well.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has a variant, where the two title characters (plus their sister Candace) live in a happily blended family where the kids are basically adopted by their step-parents. WordOfGod {{hand wave}}s any question about Phineas and Candace's [[DisappearedDad missing biological father]] or Ferb's [[MissingMom missing biological mother]] as unimportant. All three kids refer to the parents as "Mom and Dad," and as much as they drive her crazy, Candace is fiercely protective of [[BigSisterInstinct "my little brothers."]]
** One of the few times this is explicitly mentioned is in the song "Takin' Care of Things" which is a massive CrowningMomentofHeartwarming:
--> '''That's right, we're bros, we're brothers, different father and mother\\
But don't you diss, slam or slide us, we look after one another''



* Dragon, Bounce and Shimmer in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' and Grace the ladybug later on. Oh, and Miss Spider herself.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' plays this trope straight ''and'' subverts it: Bloom still loves her adoptive parents upon learning that she was adopted, however, she then developed what it could be said an ''insane obssession'' with finding her biological parents. When she does finally find them, she seems to practically cast her adoptive parents out of her life, but she manages to make up with all of her parents.

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* Dragon, Bounce and Shimmer While Godzilla Jr. filial imprints on Nick in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' and Grace the ladybug later on. Oh, and Miss Spider herself.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' plays this trope straight ''and'' subverts it: Bloom still loves her adoptive parents upon learning that she was adopted, however, she then developed what it could be said an ''insane obssession'' with finding her
''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', Junior has been extremely loyal to his human "father", even when confronted by his biological parents. When she does finally find them, she seems to practically cast her adoptive parent in the three-part "Monster Wars".
* Both Trina and Corey of ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' are this by their single father, and there was no mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** Kimber's and Jerrica's
parents out of her life, took in two foster children. At first Jerrica didn't like them but eventually they became friends. Current time, Aja and Shana are considered family to the Benton sisters.
** For all purposes the girls at Starlight House, a foster home, are like adopted daughters to the main characters.
** The Benton's now deceased mother was a foster child and that was a large part of the reason
she manages wanted to make up with all foster kids.
* Bamm Bamm the DoorstopBaby from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. This was around the time when adoption was starting to be accepted and not taboo, so it was very groundbreaking (and heartwarming) at the time.
* The title character
of her parents.''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers''.



* This is at the heart of the Disney series ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', which is about a brother and sister living in an orphanage. They find a comic book with an ad in the back that will allow them to "replace" any adult with one sent by the company, and order themselves a new set of parents. Thus they end up adopted by a gorgeous British superspy and her husband, an Elvis-lookalike stunt driver. It's a weird family, but they're devoted to one another.
* Ruby from WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} was found by a pirate who quit piracy to raise her. While she didn't like the peaceful life and wanted to be a pirate herself, she still loved her father.
* As of the end of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', you could say that Zuko has become this, after much [[WellDoneSonGuy angsting]] and finally deciding that he's going to [[ParentalSubstitute consider Iroh his real father]]. Iroh had already started thinking of Zuko as a son since his own son's death.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'''s big movie about finding their long lost parents, they find out in the end that the parents that raised them as kids had adopted them. And were also a talking frog and a sasquatch. They never find out who their ''biological'' parents are, but are content to reunite with the ones that cared for them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has an...''interesting'' version of this. Darwin used to be the family pet goldfish, but then he grew legs and lungs, so he became a normal member of the family and he is treated exactly the same as Gumball and Anais by their parents (though one episode claims that he's still technically considered a pet by some parts of the government).
* [[WildChild Donny]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' was taken in by the titular family before the series began, and officially adopted later.

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* This is at Dragon, Bounce and Shimmer in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' and Grace the heart of the Disney series ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', which is about a brother ladybug later on. Oh, and sister living in Miss Spider herself.
* Block from ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', though it's
an orphanage. They find a comic book odd form of adoption. After getting Shapey and Block mixed up, Bloberta goes to exchange them with an ad in the back that will allow them to "replace" any adult with one sent by the company, and order themselves a new set of parents. Thus they end up adopted by a gorgeous British superspy and her husband, an Elvis-lookalike stunt driver. It's a weird family, former neighbors. Said former neighbor gives Shapey back, but they're devoted to one another.
* Ruby from WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} was found by
''doesn't'' take Block back. He becomes a pirate who quit piracy to raise her. While she didn't like the peaceful life and wanted to be a pirate herself, she still loved her father.
* As of the end of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', you could say that Zuko has become this, after much [[WellDoneSonGuy angsting]] and finally deciding that he's going to [[ParentalSubstitute consider Iroh his real father]]. Iroh had already started thinking of Zuko as a son since his own son's death.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'''s big movie about finding their long lost parents, they find out in the end that the parents that raised them as kids had adopted them. And were also a talking frog and a sasquatch. They never find out who their ''biological'' parents are, but are content to reunite with the ones that cared for them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has an...''interesting'' version of this. Darwin used to be the family pet goldfish, but then he grew legs and lungs, so he became a normal
regular member of the family from then on, and he is treated exactly becomes best buds with Shapey.
** It's also odd in that Mr. and Mrs. Puppington are actually pretty terrible parents - but Block does get along with Shapey and Orel treats him with
the same brotherly love as Gumball and Anais by their parents (though one episode claims that he's still technically considered a pet by some parts of the government).
* [[WildChild Donny]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' was taken in by the titular family before the series began, and officially adopted later.
he does his own.



* Block from ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', though it's an odd form of adoption. After getting Shapey and Block mixed up, Bloberta goes to exchange them with her former neighbors. Said former neighbor gives Shapey back, but ''doesn't'' take Block back. He becomes a regular member of the family from then on, and becomes best buds with Shapey.
** It's also odd in that Mr. and Mrs. Puppington are actually pretty terrible parents - but Block does get along with Shapey and Orel treats him with the same brotherly love as he does his own.
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', orphan brother and sister Jason and Kim have been adopted legally, while Nicholas has been essentially adopted by the magician he assists. [[spoiler:And it turns out that Nicholas then grows up to be the film's narrator, who runs an OrphanageOfLove with his wife.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Bruce is portrayed as a better father figure to Dick than in other continuities, though the latter seems to retain some unfounded abandonment issues. Interestingly, WordOfGod [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13600 says]] that Alfred and Bruce did ''not'' have this sort of relationship while Bruce was growing up, but that Alfred regrets not trying to be more of a parental figure.
** In Season 2, the Kents have clearly adopted Superboy. Superman refers to him as "little brother" and gave him the Kryptonian name Kon-El, and in "True Colors" Pa Kent refers to Superboy as one of his boys.

to:

* Block from ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', though it's an odd form of adoption. After getting Shapey and Block mixed up, Bloberta goes to exchange them with Megan is adopted by Jack, the team owner in ''NASCARRacers''. She's sad about her former neighbors. Said former neighbor gives Shapey back, past, but ''doesn't'' take Block back. He becomes Jack treats her very well.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has
a regular member of variant, where the two title characters (plus their sister Candace) live in a happily blended family from then on, where the kids are basically adopted by their step-parents. WordOfGod {{hand wave}}s any question about Phineas and becomes best buds with Shapey.
** It's also odd in that Mr. and Mrs. Puppington are actually pretty terrible
Candace's [[DisappearedDad missing biological father]] or Ferb's [[MissingMom missing biological mother]] as unimportant. All three kids refer to the parents - but Block does get along with Shapey as "Mom and Orel treats him with Dad," and as much as they drive her crazy, Candace is fiercely protective of [[BigSisterInstinct "my little brothers."]]
** One of
the same brotherly love as he does his own.
* At
few times this is explicitly mentioned is in the end song "Takin' Care of ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', orphan Things" which is a massive CrowningMomentofHeartwarming:
--> '''That's right, we're bros, we're brothers, different father and mother\\
But don't you diss, slam or slide us, we look after one another''
* This is at the heart of the Disney series ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', which is about a
brother and sister Jason living in an orphanage. They find a comic book with an ad in the back that will allow them to "replace" any adult with one sent by the company, and Kim have been adopted legally, while Nicholas has been essentially order themselves a new set of parents. Thus, they end up adopted by a gorgeous British superspy and her husband, an Elvis-lookalike stunt driver. It's a weird family, but they're devoted to one another.
* [[BigEater Heffer Wolfe]] from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was literally RaisedByWolves who in fact raised him so they could eat him later on, but changed their minds on their love for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' becomes this when her mother marries King Roland II of Enchancia. Sofia's mother also happily adopts Prince James and Princess Amber, her husband's children from his previous marriage.
* While families in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' can be dysfunctional, Ike is considered part of Kyle's family despite
the magician he assists. [[spoiler:And it turns out fact that Nicholas then grows up he was adopted from Canada. And Kyle will protect Ike because he's the older brother.
* Ruby from WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} was found by a pirate who quit piracy to raise her. While she didn't like the peaceful life and wanted
to be a pirate herself, she still loved her father.
* In
the film's narrator, who runs an OrphanageOfLove first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', a young Clark Kent mentions that his parents never kept secret the fact that he was adopted. What he finds soon after is that they ''did'' keep secret just ''how'' he was adopted, but after some initial angst all is well between them.
* In the 2011 ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats}}'' reboot, Tygra is raised by the royal family after his own sends him away to save his life, and he continues to think of Claudus as his father and Lion-O as his brother even when he meets his own clan and reconnects
with his wife.]]
father.
* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Bruce Otto Osworth in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. While technically he was kidnapped by Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 from his orphanage (which Otto had begged them to do anyway), it's clear that Otto is portrayed as a better father figure to Dick than in other continuities, though off and happy living with the latter seems to retain some unfounded abandonment issues. Interestingly, WordOfGod [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13600 says]] that Alfred and Bruce did ''not'' have this sort of relationship while Bruce was growing up, but that Alfred regrets not trying to be more of a parental figure.
** In Season 2, the Kents have clearly adopted Superboy. Superman refers to him as "little brother" and gave him the Kryptonian name Kon-El, and in "True Colors" Pa Kent refers to Superboy as one of his boys.
two adults.



* While Godzilla Jr. filial imprints on Nick in ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', Junior has been extremely loyal to his human "father", even when confronted by his biological parent in the three-part "Monster Wars".
* In the 2011 ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats}}'' reboot, Tygra is raised by the royal family after his own sends him away to save his life, and he continues to think of Claudus as his father and Lion-O as his brother even when he meets his own clan and reconnects with his father.
* Finn, one of the main protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', is a human boy who was adopted by a family of talking dogs as a baby. Although the actual parents have died, he lives with his adopted brother and they seem very close.
** Actually, his biological father is alive [[spoiler:and he is a tremendous asshole]].
** In fact, the general tone of the series tends to portray adoptive parents as better than genetic ones. Compare, for example, Marceline's relationship with Simon (before he went mad) to her relationship with her genetic father Hunson.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' becomes this when her mother marries King Roland II of Enchancia. Sofia's mother also happily adopts Prince James and Princess Amber, her husband's children from his previous marriage.
* Both Trina and Corey of ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' are this by their single father, and there was no mother.
* The title characters from ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' live happily with Dave Seville, their adoptive father-turned-manager, even after they reunite with their biological mother.
* While families in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' can be dysfunctional, Ike is considered part of Kyle's family despite the fact that he was adopted from Canada. And Kyle will protect Ike because he's the older brother.
* Frisky the fox from ''WesternAnimation/ChucklewoodCritters''.
* [[BigEater Heffer Wolfe]] from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was literally RaisedByWolves who in fact raised him so they could eat him later on, but changed their minds on their love for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** Kimber's and Jerrica's parents took in two foster children. At first Jerrica didn't like them but eventually they became friends. Current time, Aja and Shana are considered family to the Benton sisters.
** For all purposes the girls at Starlight House, a foster home, are like adopted daughters to the main characters.
** The Benton's now deceased mother was a foster child and that was a large part of the reason she wanted to foster kids.
* In the first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', a young Clark Kent mentions that his parents never kept secret the fact that he was adopted. What he finds soon after is that they ''did'' keep secret just ''how'' he was adopted, but after some initial angst all is well between them.
* Otto Osworth in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. While technically he was kidnapped by Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 from his orphanage (which Otto had begged them to do anyway), it's clear that Otto is better off and happy living with the two adults.

to:

* While Godzilla Jr. filial imprints on Nick [[WildChild Donny]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' was taken in ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'', Junior has been extremely loyal to his human "father", even when confronted by his biological parent in the three-part "Monster Wars".
* In the 2011 ''WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats}}'' reboot, Tygra is raised
by the royal titular family after his own sends him away to save his life, and he continues to think of Claudus as his father and Lion-O as his brother even when he meets his own clan and reconnects with his father.
* Finn, one of the main protagonists of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', is a human boy who was adopted by a family of talking dogs as a baby. Although the actual parents have died, he lives with his adopted brother and they seem very close.
** Actually, his biological father is alive [[spoiler:and he is a tremendous asshole]].
** In fact, the general tone of
before the series tends to portray began, and officially adopted later.
* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' plays this trope straight ''and'' subverts it: Bloom still loves her
adoptive parents upon learning that she was adopted, however, she then developed what it could be said an ''insane obssession'' with finding her biological parents. When she does finally find them, she seems to practically cast her adoptive parents out of her life, but she manages to make up with all of her parents.
* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' Bruce is portrayed
as a better father figure to Dick than genetic ones. Compare, for example, Marceline's in other continuities, though the latter seems to retain some unfounded abandonment issues. Interestingly, WordOfGod [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13600 says]] that Alfred and Bruce did ''not'' have this sort of relationship with Simon (before he went mad) to her relationship with her genetic father Hunson.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/LittleElvisJonesAndTheTruckstoppers''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' becomes this when her mother marries King Roland II of Enchancia. Sofia's mother also happily adopts Prince James and Princess Amber, her husband's children from his previous marriage.
* Both Trina and Corey of ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' are this by their single father, and there
while Bruce was no mother.
* The title characters from ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' live happily with Dave Seville, their adoptive father-turned-manager, even after they reunite with their biological mother.
* While families in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' can be dysfunctional, Ike is considered part of Kyle's family despite the fact
growing up, but that he was Alfred regrets not trying to be more of a parental figure.
** In Season 2, the Kents have clearly
adopted from Canada. And Kyle will protect Ike because he's Superboy. Superman refers to him as "little brother" and gave him the older brother.
* Frisky the fox from ''WesternAnimation/ChucklewoodCritters''.
* [[BigEater Heffer Wolfe]] from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' was literally RaisedByWolves who in fact raised him so they could eat him later on, but changed their minds on their love for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** Kimber's
Kryptonian name Kon-El, and Jerrica's parents took in two foster children. At first Jerrica didn't like them but eventually they became friends. Current time, Aja and Shana are considered family to the Benton sisters.
** For all purposes the girls at Starlight House, a foster home, are like adopted daughters to the main characters.
** The Benton's now deceased mother was a foster child and that was a large part of the reason she wanted to foster kids.
* In the first episodes of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', a young Clark
"True Colors" Pa Kent mentions that refers to Superboy as one of his parents never kept secret the fact that he was adopted. What he finds soon after is that they ''did'' keep secret just ''how'' he was adopted, but after some initial angst all is well between them.
* Otto Osworth in ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''. While technically he was kidnapped by Buck Tuddrussel and Larry 3000 from his orphanage (which Otto had begged them to do anyway), it's clear that Otto is better off and happy living with the two adults.
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