Many are familiar with foster care and adoption, but very few are aware that some of our favorite super heroes are too. Check out our blog on Adopted Superheroes. Use this poster and these stories to spread knowledge to your children about an important part of life that other children experience. Foster and Adoption is important and necessary.
1. In efforts to save their son, Superman's birth parents sent him on a spacecraft to planet Earth, where he landed in the farm lands of Jonathan and Martha Kent. When the Kent family found the child, they decided to raise him as their adopted son and named him Clark.
2. Spider-Man’s original identity was Peter Parker. His parents died in a plane crash when Peter was young, and he was raised by his aunt and uncle in Queens. As a teenager, he was thin – even scrawny – but possessed an exceptional mind and excelled in science. He was bitten by a radioactive spider giving him his super powers. However, it was through his own training, intelligence, and ingenuity that he crafted the suit and identity that made him known as Spider-Man. From there he chose to use his “spider senses” to fight for justice.
3. Without a home, Splinter is forced to run away and live in New York City's sewers. Due to a traffic accident, four baby turtles and a canister of mutagenic ooze are sent down into the sewer. The canister mutates both Splinter and the turtles. Splinter names the four turtles Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo (after a book on Renaissance artists that he found in a storm drain) and trains them in the arts of ninjutsu so that they can avenge his dead master while raising them as his own sons. Thus creating The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
4. After the tragic murder, Batman (Bruce Wayne) takes Richard (Dick) in as his legal ward (or adopted son in some cases) and trains him to become his crime-fighting partner Robin. He is written by many authors as the first son of Batman. Dick Grayson has taken on the identity of Batman on a few occasions.