“What does ‘adopt’ mean?”
“Well, when you adopt something, you choose to take it as your own. For example, let’s say I am talking with my neighbor, and they’re telling me about this new way of growing cucumbers. I decide I like it so much, I start to do it the same way, so I’ve adopted their way of growing cucumbers.
“It can also mean if something is taken in and made a part of you. Like, if the lawmakers decides they want to make it illegal to turn right on a red light, then the state has adopted a new law.
“Finally, it can mean to make someone a part of your family. You remember Uncle Dan, right? He’s adopted into our family.”
“Oh, okay. Thanks, Pops.”
“No problem, kid.”
“I adopt you.”