My husband is adopted, but very attached to his 'mom'. They even walk around holding hands! I find their bond to be a show of heartwarming devotion. Blood does not matter to them. His uncle is another story. He is youngest child, and spoiled by his older sister. He treats his adopted nephew like dirt. At a family meeting, he threw a fit when she said she was leaving everything to her adopted son. The uncle thinks his sister's estate should go to BLOOD only; namely himself and his sons. My husband is not even allowed in their house. They say it is because he is not white. That makes it even worse in my mind.