I know what you mean about "adopted" kids through you kids Lestrong. I have a funny about one of those kids.
On my wedding day - just after we entered the reception one of my "adopted" kids called out "Hey Moms" and when I turned around I was very surprised to see him (He had traveled from Michigan to Virginia as a surprise) and squeeled Rah Rah! When I went to give him a hug he picked me up and swirled me around.
You should have seen the look on my DH face when he looked back to see a very large man swinging his new bride around like little kids!
You see, my DH had never met him and had no idea what was going on - what a surprise and joy it was for me to have him there. I have know him since he and my son were very little. Once the introductions were made all was well and we laugh about it still - poor new hubby thought some man was trying to steal his bride.