Ready to have a good cry today? Adoption is a beautiful thing and these young men and women who were raised by stepdads decided to give them the ultimate gift by asking them to officially be their fathers in the eyes of the law.
Take a look at these emotional moments captured on video.
And, trust me, grab some Kleenex.
1. Unconditional love is what it’s all about.
My dad stepped into my life when I was 2 years old. He came in and loved me unconditionally and chose me every single day. I finally got the chance to choose him and asked him to adopt me. his reaction made my heart melt…thank you for being the dad you didn’t have to be❤️ pic.twitter.com/ihRNq7rvjG
— sammy q (@sammyquesada) June 17, 2019
2. The best Christmas present ever.
So for Christmas i asked my step dad to adopt me and this was his reaction. I couldn’t be anymore blessed with this man God put in my life after all of the heartaches from my biological “father.” God is good y’all. Merry christmas!! pic.twitter.com/4EES2PqFrt
— madsss (@reneee_mads) December 25, 2017
3. Nervous but beyond excited.
I was obviously nervous but I’m beyond excited to finally ask the MAN who raised me to adopt me. Words can’t describe how much you mean to me Dad! I didn’t ask you but you took me in as one of your own. I will forever be grateful for you. I love you so much Dad! ? pic.twitter.com/EqLKtXDNov
— Jorge Martinez ? (@Jorgggeee217) June 18, 2018
4. Raised you as his own.
my step father has raised me as his own since i was 3, this christmas i surprised my family and asked him to adopt me. ?? merry christmas. pic.twitter.com/NdkIuPMlDd
— ?? (@alecyewest) December 25, 2018
5. Here come the waterworks.
asked my stepdad to adopt me today!!!!!!!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/NV1gtVaHPF
— Jas (@theejasminee) June 18, 2017
6. Dougie seems like a great guy.
Drove to Cincy right after to work to surprise my Step-Dad for Fathers Day. I finally got the opportunity to do something I’ve wanted to do for years, ask him to officially adopt me as his daughter. I’m blessed to have this man in my life. Love you Dougie♥️ pic.twitter.com/JbcqUEdsni
— D. Work ? (@bydinamichele) June 16, 2019
7. A very big day, indeed.
So today was a very big day for me. I asked my stepdad of 15 years to adopt me. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Happy Birthday. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/ztYdF5QtOP
— Jay✨? (@_jayreese) September 23, 2018
8. A melted heart.
21 years this man has provided for me. With no blood children of his own he has shown me nothing but love and support. He has been the father figure in my life that I may have never gotten. Today I asked him to adopt me. And his reaction melts my heart .. love you dad ♥️ pic.twitter.com/32IckTEHai
— astrogirl (@bri_vaesauu) June 17, 2019
9. A priceless reaction.
This young boy asked his stepdad to adopt him on his birthday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7neFtXKQW6
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 6, 2017
10. Long overdue, but now it’s official.
Only the ones closest to me know this… the person who I consider my “dad,” isn’t my biological dad. The man in this video has been in my life since I was 8 months old and raised me as his own. It’s long overdue, but I finally asked him to officially adopt me. love you pops❤️ pic.twitter.com/OUfIGW5XWL
— Angel Del Valle (@angeldelvalle_5) April 2, 2018
11. Happy and blessed.
so for the longest i’ve always wanted a dad & today i asked my step dad to adopt me & i couldn’t be happier or more blessed. p.s he’s wearing a cape bc we call him super man lol. happy father’s day everyone 🙂 pic.twitter.com/lb9lpLdF7U
— Rosie Tyndall (@rtyndall123) June 16, 2019
12. Officially part of the family.
My stepdad has been in my life since I was 5. Tonight, I asked him to adopt me. I am officially a Dabney. pic.twitter.com/zSC8RH0HB1
— makayla (@makayladeyling) December 25, 2017
13. Family is now complete.
After 20 years my sister asked my dad to adopt her. My family is 10x more complete. Family first always ? pic.twitter.com/lTk8PDmOlH
— lex ? (@PrincessLex5) June 19, 2016
14. A beautiful moment.
For Christmas I wrote my stepdad a letter asking him to legally adopt me..
AND HE SAID YES!! I’m so happy!! ??? pic.twitter.com/DVwiBfyAck
— yanni ? (@shotcallayanni) December 25, 2017
I think I have something in my eye. Oh wait, nevermind, I was actually crying.
Beautiful posts, right there. Share your reactions in the comments!