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She was admired by my adoptive dad who believed in business and the survival of the fittest and in going into battle with anyone who disagreed with him.
She also insisted there is no truth in the rumours suggesting Reynolds has signed on to become baby Louis' adoptive dad. (ANI)
My adoptive dad was a professional darts player - and was also a heavy drinker.
Fred, who works at Westlands School in Thornaby, said: "I read the Gazette every night and I remember sitting at the dinner table reading that appeal - which was made by Ian's adoptive dad. "I just screamed.
After revealing a morbid fascination with death and killing in his youth, Dexter was convinced by his adoptive dad that he had to put his unique "skills" to constructive use.
Inadvertently transported back to the North Pole and raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), young Buddy (Ferrell)--named for his diaper brand--fast outgrows his fellow elves in the toy workshop and soon towers over his adoptive dad. To make things even more awkward, Buddy is all thumbs when building toys and can't keep up the production pace.
Raul has endured quite a lot for a 7-year-old He was born cocaine-addicted and "really had a tough lime of it," says adoptive dad Jeff McElroy, 47.
(71.) Trueheart, "Marriage for Better or Words," and Deirdre Donahue, "Alcohol and the Unborn: An Adoptive Dad Pours Out the Anguish: Even Love Can't Undo Early Damage," USA Today, 8 August 1989, LNOS.
Later when his adoptive dad died he decided to find his birth mum, Jacqueline, out of curiosity.