If you dream that you are adopting a child, then it means that you are assuming new responsibilities or new tasks. This could indicate that something is missing in your life and keeping you from being happy. If you dream that you are adopted, then it means that the child within you needs to be released more often; shed some of your inhibitions and shyness.
A dream of contrary; the meaning might be the opposite of what you think. If you were adopted yourself, expect an appeal for help from some unanticipated quarter (probably a relative). However, if you did the adopting, your year ahead will be auspicious for speculation