Becoming My Father-Personal Narrative

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February 1, 2009, I kept tossing and turning in bed anxious for the day to be here already. I had a weird feeling that my father was not going to appear to court. But although I had that feeling I knew in my heart that my stepfather Fred Titus was willing to do anything to win my brother, Brian and me over. I was scared, excited, anxious, nervous and all the above. Since this was my first time going to court with my mom and my brother I didn’t know what to expect. Six ‘clock in the morning came around and my mom entered my room to wake me up “Let’s go Bianca, time to get up.” “Just five more minutes please mom...” “No, just hurry and get ready you can sleep on the road if you want.” I lay in bed just looking at my mom. It felt as if my …show more content…
“Did I really want this man in the driver seat to become my dad…?” I still had this love/hate feeling towards him. I thought to myself “How could my biological father just give up on me and Brian …” Not many things made sense to me. I thought since I had my father’s last name “Acosta” it would always be with me. Well that was all going to change and in that minute we arrived to the courthouse. We went through security, which my brothers and I thought was so cool. And up the elevator and there it was. The room with the judge. We entered the room and I was expecting to see my father there. I thought to myself “Well maybe he’s just running late...” “He should be here any minute now.” The Judge, Mike Herrea began to …show more content…
Manny did not show up to court? Why? How come? This could be his last time seeing us and he chose to not show up. At that moment I realized that my step dad, Fred Titus was adopting us for the better, he was showing my brother and I how to be a great role model. A couple minutes passed by and then it was Brian’s and mine turn to raise our right hand and we repeat what the judge said. The adoption was finalized and although Brian and I had no say in getting adopted I am glad it crossed my step dads mind to adopt us. Brian and I went from being one of the first students in our class to the last, we were finally a Titus and I couldn’t be anymore happier. Before getting adopted, I could not stand my stepdad. I felt as if he was taking my mom away from me. He was strict and started enforcing rules, which I was not used to. But as I got older I came to realize that my father, Fred Titus was a blessing to not only me but to all of us. Because of him my mom, Brian and I were able to have an unconditionally loving family. My dad was able to provide for us, help us and to also be a great role model. Because of my dad I was able to finish high school and also continue my

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