“Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, But still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it.” Fleur Conkling Heyliger
Adoption is a legal procedure in which the parental responsibility for a child is transferred from their birth parent or other person with parental responsibility to their adopter. An adopted child loses all the legal ties with their original parents. When an adoption order is made in respect of a child, the child becomes a full member of their new family, usually takes the family name, and assumes the same rights and privileges as if they had been born to the adoptive family including the right of inheritance. Adoption is a significant legal order and is not usually reversible.https://www.first4adoption.org.uk/being-an-adoptive-parent/adoption-glossary/
Adoptive parents will have to attend the official court date to ensure the adoption becomes legal but you can then take the opportunity to announce this joyful transition with a bespoke ceremony that welcomes your child into your extended family.