Adopted Background 5E

Being adopted background 5e you are grown up within the family which which have somewhat variations appearance from you. Probably this could be from being stolen, sold, lost and found, switched at birth, or else it may be your parent/s even they died from childbirth or from the war. So, whatever the reason that you are in the family those are different from you. But for how long have you known they are not your blood family?

As per this dnd 5e homebrew background you can give as many as you could such as thoughts to what makes you a unique orphan which was actually adopted.

  • What type of harsh life have you been endure on different streets until its adoption?
  • Were you way too old for being adopted even at that particular period of time, and it was pure luck and of course grace some kind-hearted person took you in?
  • Have you ever been bounced surrounded from orphanage to orphanage and even you have built yourself a reputation like the trouble child and still able to be adopted miraculously?
  • Were you one of the victims of the domestic abuse and as of you adopted one of the greatest fight has been broken just because of adoption?
  • Are you your birth parents even they still be alive?
  • Did you ever may be see them perish before your eyes or else capable of seeing them leave you like a helpless vagabond?

But after you have your own past figured out, then think about how you have interacted along with your current family on a deeper level. Are you feel commonly out of the place with them and of course usually preferring to be spend time away from any of the foster siblings that you may have? Do you tell your foster parents of your problems very rarely and sneak around the house, unable to feel at home? Or do you act normal and accept it?

Attributes Of Adopted DnD 5E

Skill Proficiencies: Persuasion, Deception and the Stealth

Tool Proficiencies: None

Languages: You know the language spoken by your adoptive family enough, but you cannot speak it fluently, only few sentences with bad syntax and grammar (e.g., “Name is I, Todd”). When you speak in this language, those who understand are inclined to ignore you or take offense.

Equipment: A set of common clothes those are matching the style worn by your current family, something of a trinket left from your birth parents (cannot be worth more than 5gp) and pouch with 10gp

Adopted Family

You can check all the details about few queries such as Who is your adopting family? How did you meet or how do you fare with them? from the below table.

D10Adopting Race
1I was kidnapped as a child and sold to slavery until I ended up in my current home.
2I was left behind in migration and lost until a friendly traveler picked me up to raise as his own.
3War tore me apart from my family. Rescue efforts landed me a home with the people I now call family.
4I was curious and got lost looking at something in the bustling city. The person who owned what interested me took me in.
5My old family abandoned me when they took me out to town and never came back to fetch me. A kindly family saw me crying and took me in.
6I was found in a wreck with no memory. The person who found me was nice and raised me.
7My current parents actually stole me from another crib.
8A disaster cost me my family. I was destitute until a nice couple took me in.
9I was found on the doorstep at the gate of the city.
10I was dishonorably disowned and wandered until I ended up with a house that took me in warmly.

Feature: Trust Issues

As a 5e adopted background there are various ways to have trust issues like the people of your birth race, and also of the race of your adoptive family (by the possible exception of you family/s) has find it much harder to believe in you. Al though, those of the race which you’re would take more longer to trust you just because they would think you have been corrupted or else on a side of the specific race belongs to your adoptive family and they no longer share their values too.

Of course as per this dnd 5e adopted background the people who are the similar race of your adoptive family may be taken longer to trust you just because of they believe which you would always be one of your races, but no matter how you were brought up. Because of this the ostracization, races which are not of your birth or else adopted tend to take you with a bit more kindness.

Suggested Characteristics

Any adopted 5e children able to seen as a little devils or victims of the circumstance in the stories such as Cinderella. it is consider what kind of mischievous or else an angelic adopted child your character is.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Trait
1I love learning about new things, partially about other races and sub-races work.
2I will often change the way my voice sounds just for fun.
3I enjoy puzzles and thinking things through.
4I can find the most childish things entertaining.
5I am always polite, and use my manners.
6I often feel lonely, even when many others are nearby.
7I sometimes awaken feeling a sense of lingering emotion, from a dream I can never remember.
8I always felt out of place, like a swan raised by ducks, or maybe a duck raised by swans…


1Amusement: If there isn’t any fun in doing something then why do it (chaotic).
2 Belonging: Everyone should know where they belong (good).
3Rule-follower: Regardless as to what you are, everyone should follow the rules (lawful)
4Vengeance: For all that happened at my birth, there will be blood to pay (Evil)
5Opinions: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, of course this includes myself (Any)
6Whatever: Everyone just does what they want anyway (neutral)


1What happened at my birth, I know it is important somehow.
2I must find my birth parents, they have to be out there.
3How can I know another, when I don’t even know myself?
4I’m not just another of my race/sub-race, I will prove my worth.
5What does this mean, this [insert item from birth family], I must know.
6All I want is to find a place where I belong.


1I hoard what’s mine, and am quite possessive. I find it hard to allow others to touch my things, or even give away/sell an item of mine.
2I am aware of how different I am to those around me, making it hard for myself when I try to get close to others.
3I am a passive person (I will lose so you can win), I will do almost anything to avoid conflict with others, and will run and hide if people start yelling.
4I am an aggressive person (For me to win you have to lose), quick to anger, and will keep pressing until I get my way, or making the other person seem at fault.
5Trusting people just isn't my thing. Forget about even becoming friends.
6I have a habit of lying about the most insignificant things.

Alternate Feature: No Discrimination

Being a d&d adopted background you are able to frequently see more trivial differences in between different types of races which you my encounter. You always know which the race is always itself does not decide who the person would be. You do know all the different types of personalities of the creatures that you talk with after just an exchange of few words.

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