Personal Narrative: How Adoption Changed My Life

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She sat in the car, opened her mouth, and started to tell her grandmother everything that came to her mind, to her grandmother she never shut up. To the rest of the world, she might as well never opened up to begin with. The drastic changes in her life gave her issues that she had to overcome. Adoption changed my outlook on life; it placed some obstacles in my life that would hold me back for a long period of my life. My life was so changed by adoption that I gained some problems in my life that I had to find ways to get past. My life was turned upside down at the age of four. Child Protective Services (CPS) took me, my older brother, Kyle who was 6, and my younger sister, Sasha who was 6 months old, from my mother and placed us into foster care. They took us because neither my mother, nor my father was “fit” to care for us. CPS decided our parents were not “fit” because they were called out to investigate our living situation 3 times. Luckily we all had a family that loved us, and none of us were adopted by strangers. My brother went to live with his father, and my sister and I were adopted by our dads’ mother, our grandmother. An idealistic situation compared to what could have happened. We could have been adopted by anyone out there, but our …show more content…
I had to find ways to get past all the new aspects of my life. The first hurdle I had to jump over was caused by being separated from the people I loved the most I did not feel normal or comfortable now that I was not with my mother. She was my best friend and role model, and suddenly she was gone. I could not stay so uncomfortable with my new circumstances, so I had to toughen up and find a way to be ok without her. At first this was hard for me, and I had to go to a counselor once a week for a long time. Once I understood more, I accepted that I could not live with my mother anymore. I learned that hope for a brighter day can get me through

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