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13th Jul '16 1:50:32 PM Camberf
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* In the animated series of ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'', "The Treasures of Kerub", Jojo loves his adoptive father completely. In fact, practically the entire show revolves around Kerub telling him stories of his youth, which Jojo finds absolutely enthralling.

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* In the animated series of ''VideoGame/{{Dofus}}'', "The Treasures of Kerub", ''WesternAnimation/DofusTheTreasuresOfKerubim'', Jojo loves his adoptive father completely. In fact, practically the entire show revolves around Kerub telling him stories of his youth, which Jojo finds absolutely enthralling.
5th Jul '16 2:32:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon version of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Herc's mortal parents seem to fade from the picture once they tell him he was adopted, and discovers he's the son of Zeus. However, one song about mid-way through the movie shows that he's using his newfound fame to take ''gooood'' care of them, building them an enormous mansion. In the ending, when he triumphantly returns to Earth, they greet him happily as well. Hercules seems to accept both his earthly and heavenly parents as legit.
** TheSeries had an {{Aesop}} about this, with Herc's Muggle parents showing up at his school for a Parents' Day Thing rather than his godly ones.

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* In the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon version of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', Herc's mortal parents seem to fade from the picture once they tell him he was adopted, and discovers he's the son of Zeus. However, one song about mid-way through the movie shows that he's using his newfound fame to take ''gooood'' care of them, building them an enormous mansion. In the ending, when he triumphantly returns to Earth, they greet him happily as well. Hercules seems to accept both his earthly and heavenly parents as legit.
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legit. TheSeries had an {{Aesop}} about this, with Herc's Muggle parents showing up at his school for a Parents' Day Thing rather than his godly ones.



* This is the final happy ending for several of the characters in the ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' books.

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* This is the final happy ending for several of the characters in the ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' books.books:
** Reynie is adopted by [[spoiler:his former tutor Miss Perumal]].
** Constance ends up adopted by [[spoiler:Mr. Benedict]].
** It's revealed at the end of the first book that Rhonda and Number Two were adopted by Mr. Benedict as children.
22nd Jun '16 11:20:31 AM Zephyr7
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* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', Barry is taken in by Joe West after his mother was murdered and his father was wrongfully imprisoned. Joe raises him alongside his own daughter and despite the occasional challenges they face, they are a very tight-knit, loving family.
21st Jun '16 11:56:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dragon, Bounce and Shimmer in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' and Grace the ladybug later on. Oh, and Miss Spider herself.

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* Dragon, Bounce and Shimmer in ''MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'' and Grace the ladybug later on. Oh, and Miss Spider herself.



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

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* Megan is adopted by Jack, the team owner in ''NASCARRacers''.''WesternAnimation/NASCARRacers''. She's sad about her past, but Jack treats her very well.
12th Jun '16 7:01:10 PM Pichu-kun
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** Many Giftia are this, being androids who are are taken in by humans as companions. For example, the girl in episode 1 was raised by a woman she considers her grandchild. It made her death [[OutlivingOnesOffspring all the sadder]].

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** Many Giftia are this, being androids who are are taken in by humans as companions. For example, the girl in episode 1 was raised by a woman she considers her grandchild.grandmother. It made her death [[OutlivingOnesOffspring all the sadder]].



* 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."



* 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."
10th Jun '16 10:16:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* James Tock, the protagonist of the DeanKoontz novel ''Life Expectancy'', is quite HappilyAdopted. Considering that he comes from a birth family of evil acrobats and insane clowns, this is probably for the best.

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* James Tock, the protagonist of the DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz novel ''Life Expectancy'', is quite HappilyAdopted. Considering that he comes from a birth family of evil acrobats and insane clowns, this is probably for the best.



* Rani of the ''MermaidMagic'' trilogy.

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* Rani of the ''MermaidMagic'' ''Literature/MermaidMagic'' trilogy.



* Electra of the ''NotQuiteAMermaid'' series. Also counts as InterspeciesAdoption, as she was born human, but as a baby she was found in a boat by mermaids, and given magic sea powder so she could live underwater.

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* Electra of the ''NotQuiteAMermaid'' ''Literature/NotQuiteAMermaid'' series. Also counts as InterspeciesAdoption, as she was born human, but as a baby she was found in a boat by mermaids, and given magic sea powder so she could live underwater.
4th Jun '16 6:32:28 AM Katsuhagi
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Kids RaisedByWolves are often happy adoptees. Compare with BabiesEverAfter. Contrast RaisedByOrcs. See TrueCompanions, which is closely related ([[IncrediblyLamePun by adoption, of course]]). Also see OrphansOrdeal for the flipside of the coin.

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Kids RaisedByWolves are often happy adoptees. Compare with BabiesEverAfter. Contrast RaisedByOrcs. See TrueCompanions, which is closely related ([[IncrediblyLamePun by adoption, of course]]). An AdoptionDiss might be used against these characters for KickTheDog purposes if it's clear to the audience that this trope applies. Also see OrphansOrdeal for the flipside of the coin.
1st Jun '16 7:50:13 AM Pichu-kun
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* As in the cartoons, all of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'' members are sisters. Aja and Shana aren't adopted, they wre foster children, but are still explicitly refer to as Jerrica's and Kimber's sisters. Compared to the cartoon everyone generally acts ''much'' more familial and affectionate.

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* As in the cartoons, all of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms'' '''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' members are sisters. Aja and Shana aren't adopted, they wre foster children, but are still explicitly refer to as Jerrica's and Kimber's sisters. Compared to the cartoon everyone generally acts ''much'' more familial and affectionate.



* In ComicBook/{{Shazam}} of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, Billy Batson certainly does not count as this, but it's definitely played straight with his new adoptive siblings Freddy, Mary, Pedro, Eugene and Darla. While a variety of ages and personalities, they all love and are devoted to each other and to their adoptive parents, the Vasquezes.
** [[spoiler:Billy eventually warms up to his new family though. Sharing his power with them helps.]]

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* In ComicBook/{{Shazam}} of the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, Billy Batson certainly does not count as this, but it's definitely played straight with his new adoptive siblings Freddy, Mary, Pedro, Eugene and Darla. While a variety of ages and personalities, they all love and are devoted to each other and to their adoptive parents, the Vasquezes. \n** [[spoiler:Billy eventually warms up to his new family though. Sharing his power with them helps.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' starts out with Po being [[ObliviousAdoption Obliviously Adopted]] with Mr. Ping, with their relationship so lovingly strong that the subject of parentage never came up. ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has Po getting memory flashbacks that drive him to confront Mr. Ping to finally confirm that he is adopted and the panda is feeling rather ambivalent about it. However, by the end of the story, Po comes to realize that despite what he learns about his past, the fact remains he is truly Mr Ping's son in every meaningful way outside of biology and makes a point of telling him that. [[spoiler: Ironically, his biological father is revealed to be alive immediately afterwards.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** ''Kung Fu Panda''
starts out with Po being [[ObliviousAdoption Obliviously Adopted]] with Mr. Ping, with their relationship so lovingly strong that the subject of parentage never came up. ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' has Po getting memory flashbacks that drive him to confront Mr. Ping to finally confirm that he is adopted and the panda is feeling rather ambivalent about it. However, by the end of the story, Po comes to realize that despite what he learns about his past, the fact remains he is truly Mr Ping's son in every meaningful way outside of biology and makes a point of telling him that. [[spoiler: Ironically, his biological father is revealed to be alive immediately afterwards.]]



* Greenie from ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' is this trope through-and-through.

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* Greenie from ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' is this trope through-and-through. He is a duckling adopted by the titular hen.



* Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala adopts Tarzan and they have a close relationship.
** Rosie O'Donnell (who has two adopted children) said that she took a role in the film because she liked how it put adoption in a positive light. Granted, Tarzan was adopted by gorillas, but he was happy.

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'', Kala adopts Tarzan and they have a close relationship.
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relationship. Rosie O'Donnell (who has two adopted children) said that she took a role in the film because she liked how it put adoption in a positive light. Granted, Tarzan was adopted by gorillas, but he was happy.



* At the end of ''Green Eyes'', the protagonist adopts the orphan boy he befriended in Vietnam after trying [[spoiler:and failing]] to find his own son he had with a woman when he was a soldier in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



* The titular character in ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' is implied to be this at the end by [[spoiler:Georges Méliès]]. Averted at the beginning when his drunken uncle takes him in after his father's death, forcing him to do all the work at the train station and refusing him to go to school.

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* The titular character in ''Film/{{Hugo}}'' ''Film/{{Hugo}}'':
** Hugo
is implied to be this at the end by [[spoiler:Georges Méliès]]. Averted at the beginning when his drunken uncle takes him in after his father's death, forcing him to do all the work at the train station and refusing him to go to school.



* The [[Film/LesMiserables2012 2012 film adaptation]] of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the long-running ''Les Miserables'' musical]] plays this trope completely straight, with Creator/HughJackman portraying [[TheAtoner Jean Valjean]] as a completely caring and devoted father to his adopted child Cosette.
** A lot of viewers found the new song included in the film, a tune called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suddenly_(Les_Mis%C3%A9rables) "Suddenly"]] about the Cosette-Valjean relationship, as a sort of [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]].

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* The [[Film/LesMiserables2012 2012 film adaptation]] of [[Theatre/LesMiserables the long-running ''Les Miserables'' musical]] plays this trope completely straight, with Creator/HughJackman portraying [[TheAtoner Jean Valjean]] as a completely caring and devoted father to his adopted child Cosette.
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Cosette. A lot of viewers found the new song included in the film, a tune called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suddenly_(Les_Mis%C3%A9rables) "Suddenly"]] about the Cosette-Valjean relationship, as a sort of [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming Crowning Moment of Heartwarming]].


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* Simon and Derek from ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' are foster siblings but Chloe notes that they're closer than any pair of biological brothers she has seen.
31st May '16 3:51:44 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''The Jargoon Pard'', although Gillian and Herrel reclaim their son, they do not give up Aylinn, who was switched with him.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Jargoon Pard'', although Gillian and Herrel reclaim their son, they do not give up Aylinn, who was switched with him.
29th May '16 11:15:38 AM ack1308
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* In the {{Literature/Worm}} fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10377231/1/Security Security!]]'', Amy Dallon ends up being adopted by the Hebert family. [[spoiler: It works out much better than her ''previous'' adoption]].
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