Adoption is a powerful process. It is a way of affirming your commitment and love to a child that is not even biologically related to you.
The adoption process speaks to the best of what we are as human beings, offering a way to turn a biological stranger into the closest kind of family member.
Legally speaking, adoption turns a person into the emotional, psychological, financial, and legal parent of a child. What distinguishes an adopted parent from a legal guardian is that a legal guardian possesses all the obligations of a parent, but the actual parental relationship still exists between the child and the biological mother and father. Adoption severs that tie, reassigning total parenthood to the adoptive parent.