Parenthood
Man visibly chokes up when girl he raised asks him to adopt her
You can really tell there is so much love between these two.
Jonathan Arrastia
08.20.20

No matter how you slice it, going through adoption is a huge commitment. It’s knowing you have to be present at all times to provide for another life and also be strong enough to persevere through the various unique challenges adoption can bring.

A video was recorded of a man receiving a gift box from his foster daughter for his birthday. The occasion seemed like any other birthday except for one big surprise. Nothing could have prepared the man for what he was about to receive.

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The event started as a casual get together in a living room setting. The occasion was for a birthday for a man named Ryan Farrell, and so family members gathered to celebrate a new chapter of life for the lucky individual. We begin to see the birthday boy seated waiting anxiously for his gift. His fostered daughter, Misty Nicole Knight, gave Ryan a red, mystery gift box for him to unwrap.

“Is this going to make me cry?” said the man as he looked as if he couldn’t contain his excitement. Little did he know he was not so far from the ensuing truth.

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“You’ve raised me my whole life, from putting my hair in tight Princess Leia buns, forging my signature in fifth grade (I got grounded for that by the way), jamming out to alternative music, going on Warped Tour and even our first rock concert together, leading up to us laughing at cats wearing leggings. I know we are so weird together, but that’s what makes you you and I can’t imagine not having you in my life. I’m so grateful to be able to call you dad.”

If the waterworks are starting to come up, you might want to grab some tissues and hang on because the finale has yet to arrive!

Ryan takes a moment to thank his beautiful daughter with a hug for the kind words and begins to rapidly open his gift box like a 5-year-old on Christmas Eve.

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As the treasure chest music from “The Legend of Zelda” invisibly plays in the background, he opens his gift box to reveal a Batman vs. Superman Onesie! It is the thought that counts, after all, however, Ryan was all about his new piece of wardrobe. He gleefully stood up with a great big smile to show his nerdy comic boy satisfaction.

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After shuffling through more gift wrapping paper and candy, there appeared to be a stack of official paperwork by the edge of the table. The man picked it up and briefly began analyzing the contents of the document. In a moment’s notice, his entire mood seemed to shift as he realized what he just read.

Everyone stood in anticipation to receive some light on the matter. “Well come on, tell us! Don’t leave us in suspense!” said a voice in the background. Finally, the man looked down and then up with a face that showed his emotions bubbling deep inside.

“Really?!…. Wow, it’s a petition for adoption,” Ryan said.

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You can tell the relationship between these two is something quite special. Even though it’s not biological, there’s no difference as long as it’s all love and appreciation.

Soon after the floodgate of tears opened as the man was overwhelmed with emotion. He immediately went to go exchange a tender hug with Misty as he was entirely moved by her actions.

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For anyone taking on adoption, the road isn’t easy, but given what we’ve just seen, we’d say the journey is worth every second. This incredible moment really needs no words to describe just how powerfully moving it is.

Don’t miss the tear-jerking moment in the video down below.

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By Jonathan Arrastia
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Jonathan Arrastia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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