Our identity changes everything about us. A good example of this is the way a child’s status changes before and after adoption. Before adoption, a child does not have a home or a legal right to be part of one. Before becoming part of a family, an orphaned child may be a ward of the state or part of some group home without parents. But after adoption, that child’s identity so radically changes that now legally they have a right to live within a home and be part of that family. Assuming there is no abuse in that home, those ‘rights’ guarantee provision, parents, and even a future inheritance.