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Did You Dream About Adoption? Here's What It Means

Did you dream about adoption? It's an interesting dream topic that carries several possible interpretations.

Scroll down for 3 different perspectives from our dream guides on what it means to dream about adoption.

Which explanation sounds right to you?


What does adoption mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about adopting a child points to things like a desire to nurture, care for, or accept a new aspect of yourself or your life. But keep in mind that adoption can be a somewhat nuanced dream-concept.

It can also reflect feelings of responsibility or a readiness for a new challenge.

Alternatively, if you dream about someone else going through an adoption process, it might symbolize your perception of that person's transformation or growth. It could also indicate your feelings of detachment or observation in a situation, rather than direct involvement.

Adoption can often be a complex dream concept to get one's head around. To know for certain, it would be necessary to understand the dreamer's life and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of adopting a child may symbolize the integration of a previously disowned or unconscious aspect of the self.

But adoption can say quite a few things — It's a manifestation of the psyche's attempt to reconcile with these elements, a process Freud referred to as the 'return of the repressed'. Conversely, witnessing another's adoption process in a dream could signify a projection of your own unfulfilled desires or unresolved issues onto others. It's an externalization of internal conflicts, a defense mechanism that Freud called 'projection'. This dream could also be an expression of your passive role in a situation, reflecting a sense of powerlessness or lack of control.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about adopting a child can be a spiritual message about embracing new beginnings or accepting a fresh perspective. It may symbolize your soul's yearning to nurture and cultivate a new aspect of your spiritual journey. Conversely, if you dream about someone else's adoption process, it could reflect your spiritual awareness of their transformation or growth. This dream might be a divine nudge, encouraging you to support their journey while maintaining your role as an observer. It could also be a spiritual reminder of the interconnectedness of all beings, urging you to empathize with others' experiences.

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Which dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for adoption best matches your dream vision?

Only you can say for sure. Keep in mind that our higher mind can be a complex thing. Just about any dream image can represent multiple meanings — or be the result of many different forces in our conscious life.

Do you have a unique dream analysis for dreams about adoption of your own? Please consider adding your personal analysis in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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