Do you know which fictional characters were adopted?

I had such a good response to my list of famous people who were adopted, that I decided to make another list of popular fictional characters who were adopted.  I was surprised to see how many of our favorite childhood heroes were adopted or raised by someone other than their parents. 

The reason I decided to make these lists is so that all of the kids in foster care will see that they aren’t as alone as they may often feel.  As one foster child here in Dayton said, “Sometimes I feel like I am the only kid who wasn’t wanted by their parents. It makes me feel better when I hear that I’m not the only one going through all this.”   

The list below comes courtesy of, and is only a partial listing of adopted characters.  I’m not sure that all of these characters were formally adopted, but for one reason or another, all of them were passed off to someone other than a parent to raise… 

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