Stepfather raised little daughter with love and care for 16 years, gets special present leaving both in tears

October 29, 2017 3:52 pm Last Updated: October 29, 2017 3:52 pm

The birthday is perhaps the most special day of the year, and like an excited child, you tear open your gifts. Check out this father’s most precious birthday gift of his life—adoption papers for his step-daughter!

Jay Pages’s family knew perfectly well how to make his birthday truly a magical and an unforgettable one.

In a simple birthday celebration, Jay was surrounded by his loving family as he opened one gift after another. He made casual small-talk while waiting to receive his next gift, mentioning wanting to go to a hypnotist, but postponing it due to his daughter’s graduation.

Little did he know, he had inadvertently guessed what the gift would be. He was presented with a white rectangular box adorned with a silver bow.

He read the card, with perhaps the usual message of warm greetings and best wishes. He then opened the box, put aside the colorful tissue paper, and then found a closed manila envelope within. His face was both intrigued and confused. And then it happened!

As Jay pulled out the mysterious paper inside the closed manila envelope … he burst into tears.

This large, tough-looking man sobbed uncontrollably. Jay had received, as his birthday gift, signed adoption papers for his daughter, all completed and only needing his signature.

According to his wife, with his signature, they were ready to file that Monday, and that meant the world to him.

The process of adoption is usually rigorous, involving long periods of time, expensive court and lawyers fees, and true determination on the part of the adoptive parents.

But then, it all proves to be worth it.

Watch the video to see how Jay’s dream came true!

So overwhelmed was he that he just couldn’t stop holding his daughter again and again.

Later, as he calmed down, he told his daughter, “Two things that always cross my mind are your adoption and getting married.”

Now, Jay is one step closer to completing his list. Congratulations!

Do watch the video to share Jay’s happy moment!

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