In this heartbreaking story, a man who legally adopted his late wife's daughter is left reeling after his family tells him that she's not really family. Despite being his legal ward and daughter in every sense of the word, some of his relatives are uncomfortable with the fact that she's not related by blood. The man is left wondering if he's in the wrong for bringing his daughter to family events, and if he should continue to fight for her place in the family. Read on to find out if he's the a**hole in this situation.
Man faces backlash for bringing non-blood daughter to family-only event
Father faces criticism for bringing non-biological daughter to family event
Man adopts non-blood daughter, faces family backlash. #FamilyIsMoreThanBlood ❤️
Misunderstanding leads to family drama at intimate wedding 🎭
Man faces backlash for bringing non-blood daughter to family event.
Father defends non-blood daughter at family event 🙅♂️
Navigating family events with non-blood relatives 😍
Dad faces backlash for bringing non-blood daughter to family-only event 😕
Man faces backlash for bringing non-blood daughter to family event 😮
A man who legally adopted his late wife's daughter from a previous relationship was asked to watch what sort of family events he brings her to in the future. The man has two children, a son from his first marriage and his late wife's daughter, Anna. He was invited to his niece's wedding, which he understood to mean he could bring his kids. However, upon arrival, he was told that Anna was not welcome because the wedding was family-only. The man tried to explain that Anna is his daughter and therefore family, but his sister-in-law insisted that she wasn't a blood relative. The man left the wedding early with his children. Later, his niece asked him to watch what events he brings Anna to in the future. The man is baffled that his family would even request something like this or be uncomfortable with his non-blood daughter's presence. Read on for the reactions to this family controversy.
Adopted daughter excluded from family event; family shows racism.
"I don't have any step-grandchildren; I only have grandchildren." 😍
Blood doesn't mean sh*t. We choose our family 🙌
Support for OP's decision to not bring daughter to family events.
Defending non-biological daughter at family event. NTA wins hearts ❤️
Protecting a racialized child is crucial. Family acceptance matters.
Defending his non-blood daughter, man faces backlash and racism.
Stand your ground! 🙌🏽 Your daughter, your family, your rules!
Defending non-blood daughter, calling out sister-in-law and niece 👊
Adopted daughter is real family. Others acting like trash. 🙄
Father stands up for non-blood daughter against family racism 🙌
Adopted daughter not welcomed? NTA. Family's racism is obvious 🤨
Adoption exclusion is unacceptable, NTA stands up for inclusivity 🌈
Defending his non-blood daughter, man receives support against family's discrimination.
Support for non-blood family member, condemnation for racist family members.
Breaking the cycle of racism with love ❤️👨👧
Heartwarming comment defends father's actions at family event ❤️
Supportive comment for non-blood daughter, condemning family's behavior.
Defying family norms, a supportive comment section applauds NTA's decision 👏
Supportive commenters defend bringing non-blood daughter to event. 🙌
Taking a stand against family's discrimination sparks support and criticism 😕👏
Choose your family wisely. 🤔
Adopted children deserve better than being treated like outsiders. 😔
Protecting your child from toxic family. 🙌🏼
Adopted children are real children. Family is more than blood. ❤️
Blood doesn't define family ❤️ Stand up for your loved ones
Defending non-blood daughter at family event. NTA, but family is.
Adopted children deserve the same love as biological children 💜
Definitely NTA! Your daughter, your choice 🙌
Defend your non-blood daughter against family AHolery 🚫👨👩👧👦👊 #TeamAnna #NTA
Love wins 🌈💕 Bringing your daughter is a no-brainer.
Family is not just about blood. NTA for bringing non-blood daughter. 💕
Standing up to family racism - NTA wins this round 👊
Breaking the blood bond: Heartwarming family values triumph over prejudice ❤️
Breaking barriers: a heartwarming reminder that family is not just blood ❤️
Adoptive dad stands up for non-blood daughter, proves he's her dad ❤️
Stick to your guns, Dad! 🙌 Family can be toxic. 🚫
Stand your ground! 🙌👏 Your family is being unreasonable.
Family is not defined by blood 🙌 #NTA
Commenter defends man against family's discrimination 👍🏽
Stand up to racism, skip the event and speak out 🗣️
Support for non-blood family inclusion 🤝
Commenter supports bringing non-blood daughter, criticizes relatives. 👍
A heartwarming response to a dad's dilemma 🤗
Non-blood daughter is family too 💕 Stand up for her!
Defending non-blood daughter against race-based family exclusion. ✊
Not the a**hole for disliking extended family 🙅♂️
Heartwarming support for stepfather bringing non-blood daughter to event ❤️
Fighting racism in the family 👊🏽✊🏽
Confronting family racism: Protect your daughter from bigotry 🤝
Standing up for his adopted daughter against family racism 🙌
Stand up to family bigotry, NTA. 💪🏿👍
Supporting non-blood related family is important 👪
👍 Keep standing up for your kids against unsupportive family members.
Supportive comment, suggests cutting off toxic family members. 👍