> In Japan, there is a several-hundred-year-old tradition in which businesses adopt their executives so companies or institutions are "family-run" groups. In other words, bosses adopt their employees.
"Oh my god honey he's sooo cute, can we have him, can we can we?"
"He's a bank teller."
"*I wannim I wannim I wannim I wannim.*"
"Sir, can you call your manager over, we'd like to take you home."
I knew a childless couple in Japan who adopted one of their nephews. That is another common type of adoption. He was about 20 at the time.
Imagine waiting til you're 20-30 years old before being adopted.
I've been trying to adopt Swedish women aged 21 to 25 for years now. It's just so hard to find a home.
I'm not sure if they do this in Japan in family life, instead of business, or in other east Asian countries, but in Taiwan, adult males are sometimes adopted to take on inheritances when there is no heir available. They are usually extended relatives. Children are also adopted between related families, male or female, for various reasons, such as infertility or financial instability. One example is one of my uncles who never married nor has children adopted one of my 1st cousins, even though the cousin was full-grown adult at the time. Another example is one of my legal aunts is actually from a further extended family. I could be remembering it incorrectly, but I think she was adopted as a child because the new parents were trying for a girl but had only boys.
Best part... no asses to wipe, no screaming kids, you can get one that’s ready to move out, what more do you want out of an adoptee?
Say what you will, but Japanese people know how to fucking business.
This was common in the Roman Empire. An Emperor without a clear heir would adopt his adult successor. Usually this worked well as the successor was someone qualified and then trained for the position.
it also happens because gay marriage isn’t legal, so oftentimes the older partner will adopt the younger so they can be in the same family
Wait...adult men are the ones adopting or the ones getting adopted?
If Anime's have taught me anything. Its that kids somehow live alone, with no parents, and its totally normal. Somehow, they can afford things like food and utilities.