When David Lacy married his wife, TK, he married his family. She treated her three children, Ashley, Rusty and Courtney, as if they were her own. However, David could not adopt her without her birth father's permission, so he remained her unofficial stepfather.
During his school years and adulthood, David did everything a good father should do for his children. By offering your support and guidance, doing their homework, taking them to prom, teaching them to drive, attending their graduations, and celebrating the birth of their children. He is not her legal parent.
On his 51st birthday, 26 years after David married their mother, his children Ashley, Rusty and Kourtney decided it was time to show him what he meant to them. So, in a loving birthday letter, they asked David to adopt them.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Good news: Stepfather gets official seal of approval from adopted son after 26 years.