Personal Narrative: Lexi Fears

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Crossed legged and knees against her chest. Slightly against the white brick walls that we know as the locker room. Aqua painted toes curled in. Her light brown hair pulled back just like her walls being pulled back as she reveals her story to me. Speaking softly and choosing her words wisely while looking up at the dirty, not so white, ceiling, as she interfaces with me about her role in the adoption process. This is Lexi Fears, a very involved junior, at Haltom High School. She’s adopted. It’s as simple as that; she’s adopted. There is a story, but it is one that is very common. On an average, 135,000 kids are adopted each year, in the United States alone; Lexi is just one of those kids who went through the same thing that thousands of other …show more content…
Her eight year old self already did not have a present father, and now she did not have her mother either. During her time of her mother’s passing, Lexi lived with her grandparents and did as she pleased because it was not a great, nor disciplinary environment, for there were many other kids that her grandparents had to take care of at such a high age. As time went on, her life kept going on in the wrong direction. I thought about how well she is doing now and could not even imagine what her past life must have been. Lies, disappointment, and turmoil, and Lexi was not having it. Finally, her older step sister shined a light on her and pushed her towards the adoption process. Her sister, Jessica Dawn did not live with Lexi at the time. She lived with a friend and when she was 15 and went to college there on after. Two years the death of Lexi’s mom, Lexi found her permanent home; the Fears home.
Because of how I see Lexi thrive now, I became eager to know what she thought about her past life. Curiously, I asked, “How do you compare the home you have now to the home you had
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According to Lexi, that is not the case. Coach Fears, her adoption mother, had to pay to for all the court hearings, to become a legal adoption parent and many other expenses that deal wgrandparents had to take care of at such a high age. As time went on, her life kept going on in the wrong direction. I thought about how well she is doing now and could not even imagine what her past life must have been. Lies, disappointment, and turmoil, and Lexi was not having it. Finally, her older step sister shined a light on her and pushed her towards the adoption process. Her sister, Jessica Dawn did not live with Lexi at the time. She lived with a friend and when she was 15 and went to college there on after. Two years the death of Lexi’s mom, Lexi found her permanent home; the Fears home.
Because of how I see Lexi thrive now, I became eager to know what she thought about her past life. Curiously, I asked, “How do you compare the home you have now to the home you had

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