Descriptive Essay About Adoption

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On the morning of my fifth birthday party, the house was a buzz with preparation for the festivities later in the day; Mom was in the kitchen preparing food while Dad, my oldest brother, Danny, and I were decorating for the big day when there was knock at the door. I was not allowed to answer the door before but Danny said it was probably one of my friends arriving early and I should go let them in. I ran to the door with anticipation and excitement of who it might be. There was a skinny white woman with bright red hair. She grabbed my arm and told me she was my mom and I needed to come with her right now. As I struggled to get free from her grasp, I let out a blood-curdling scream. My parents came running, with Danny right behind them. Before …show more content…
Besides protecting me from my birth mother on my fifth birthday, he also protected me from them at other times as well. When I was two years old, my birth father came to the door with his new wife. He told my adoptive parents he wanted to try and make it work and since the adoption was not final yet they reluctantly let him take me. Less than a week later, my birth father called my adoptive parents in the middle of the night. He was in a drunken stupor, yelling and screaming that he could not take care of me and said someone should come get me before he killed me. As my adoptive parents frantically got dressed to come get me, Danny volunteered to make the two hour round trip to get me. He was so worried about my safety that he drove well over the speed limit, making it to my birth father’s home in under thirty minutes. Upon returning home, he let my adoptive parents look me over to make sure I was not injured but then he would not leave my side for two weeks straight. During this time, he shielded me from our other brothers who were not accepting of me. Our other brothers felt I was a burden on the family and the youngest of them, which is fifteen years older than I am; felt I had replaced him as the baby. I would not say Danny chose me over them; instead, he tried to show them that I deserved love and I was a part of this family …show more content…
I am grateful for his true, unconditional love he chose to give me. I am stronger person because my brother taught me it does not matter if I fall or how many times I fall but it does matter that I get back up. He also taught me to love and support my family, through the good and bad times. Some may say that my brother is a hard person, maybe even a cretin, but beyond his brash exterior, he is one of the most loving and loyal people I have known. He has been there through the good, bad and ugly of life. Life keeps us both very busy these days and we do not get to spend much time together but I am always learning life lessons from and with my

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