When my wife and I were dating, she wanted to know if I'd be willing to adopt her daughter after we were married. She didn't just want a step-father for her daughter, she wanted a father.
That was not an issue in the slightest!
At our wedding, after being announced as man and wife, I turned to that little red haired girl and asked her if she'd be my little girl! She nodded, and I gave her a ring to seal the deal.
14 months after we were married, the 3 of us stood in front of a judge, and that red haired girl became mine! I've always teased her that her brother is my first born, but she's my oldest!
I've told her more than once, that her brother I got by the roll of the dice, but that I chose her to be my daughter. And I've never regretted that choice!
It's not been easy being her dad. But in all honesty, I'd not trade it for a thing!
I'm glad I was there for her. In all the ups and downs, arguments and hugs, good days and bad.
She's even given me 2 grandsons!
Even better, I'm not just her father, I'm her daddy!