Parenthood requires love, not DNA, the saying goes -- and those who have become moms and dads through adoption know it. Since November is National Adoption Month, a time to share positive stories about adoption and raise awareness for all the children who need families of their own today, we're showcasing images that illustrate this sentiment. Here are 27 photos of moms, dads, siblings, and kids joining together as families. Anyone else need tissues?
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