Mom comes home holding something very special in her hands—What it is has her daughters screaming

"Are you crying now too?"
August 4, 2017 7:33 am Last Updated: May 14, 2018 3:14 pm

When Shane and Kasi Pruitt shared the news that they were exploring the idea of adopting another child into their family, there was excited anticipation from all. But the details of when that new family member might join them were left purposely vague in case it all fell through.

When the day finally came, the Pruitts captured the beautiful and unexpected surprise introduction on video, which quickly went viral.

Will they get a new brother or sister?

(M Shane Pruitt/Facebook/Screenshot)

Titus and Elliot Pruitt, the youngest of the Pruitt family and currently the only two boys, had already been adopted and joined their non-adopted sisters, Raygen and Harper, ages 11 and 6 respectively. So as it stood, there were two boys and two girls.

The sisters were very eager and made it clear that they were hoping for another sister.

“They would ask all the time, ‘Have you gotten a call? When is our brother or sister coming home?’” the sisters’ father, Shane Pruitt, told ABC News. “And they definitely wanted a sister.”

The phone call finally came.

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On July 25, 2017, Shane and Kasi Pruitt received the phone call they had been waiting for for the past 10 months. Their new baby was going to be a girl! (Chalk one up for Raygan and Harper!) Oh, and by the way, they were informed that they could pick their new daughter up the next morning!

The parents hadn’t told their kids about the “when” just in case there was a bureaucratic delay or any other complications. Given the sudden news, Shane and Kasi decided it was the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and create a surprise. While the children were nestled all snug in their beds, the Pruitts snuck out to get the love that would spread!


(M Shane Pruitt/Facebook/Screenshot)

Hours later, they returned with their new bundle of goodness and surprised their kids.

“Are you kidding me?!” the shocked Harper can be heard exclaiming in the video below. The emotional first meeting brought tears to the eyes of Raygen and both of the daughters were excited and proud.

“Her older sisters definitely think they’re mommas too,” their dad told ABC News.

It was an emotional introduction.

(M Shane Pruitt/Facebook/Screenshot)

It was all captured on video to be shared as a birth announcement on Facebook and Twitter, and immediately went viral. The two sisters are beyond ecstatic and watch the video repeatedly.

“Out of all of those views probably 200 are of our daughters watching it,” Shane joked. “If it shines a light on adoption and encourages other families to step up and be foster parents or adopt, then that’s the ultimate win.”

The family feels “humbled and excited” to now be a family of seven. Raygen Pruitt, 11, and Harper Pruitt, 6, pose with their one-month-old sister. (Courtesy Shane Pruitt)