Symbolic of caring for orphans or being welcomed into God’s family, Rom. 8:15
Formally selecting as one’s own; see “transplant”
Signifies acceptance (if you are getting adopted), rejection if you are putting someone up for adoption. Also it could mean adopting new ideas, or a need to do so.
Taking on something foreign—giving aid. Longing for the “child within.” Here you should always ask what is missing that would make you happy. What would you like to take on?
1. If adopting a child, dreamer is accepting some proposal made in waking life, such as a new idea.
2. If child is rejected, a new idea is rejected.
3. If dreamer feels adopted, he/she is feeling out of place.
4. Not being dealt with honestly by someone.
5. Feeling that one wants to be adopted by and protected by someone.
(see Baby, Orphaned)
If you see yourself being adopted by a group or family, this means acceptance among the people pictured, or self-acceptance with regard to your perceived roles and responsibilities to that group.
Seeing yourself alone waiting for adoption is an alternative type of desertion dream. Alternatively, this reveals insecurity about not being accepted or loved, or feeling totally out of place in your surroundings.
What exactly is being adopted? This symbol can represent an aspect of yourself— an idea or a characteristic with which you’re becoming more accepting and comfortable, thereby adopting it into your being.
If you adopt someone in a dream, it means that relatives will soon ask for your help.
If you’re adopted in a dream, it means that enemies may soon raise their hands against you.
If you adopt children in a dream it means that you will have difficulties in your love life.