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Stepdaughter Gifts Stepdad With Scrapbook of Memories Containing Adoption Surprise Adoption Request

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A 10-year-old girl cried tears of joy after presenting her stepdad with a photo album full of memories – which ended in a surprise adoption request.


Stepdad Anthony, 41, came into 10-year-old Gia’s life around two years ago, her mom, Yahaira said.

During that time, Anthony – Yahaira’s fiancee – stepped up as a father figure, leading Gia to ask her mom about adoption.

Having been asked by her mom if she was serious, Gia reiterated her desires, saying that she had watched videos on adoption requests and wanted to replicate surprises she had seen.

Gia and Yahaira, 38, who live in Las Vegas, Nevada, started thinking of ways to surprise Anthony, 41, with the request potentially.

They settled on a photo album Gia planned to present to her stepdad.


After Anthony had opened the gift, he flicked through photo after photo of memories he had shared with his stepdaughter before being presented with paperwork for Gia’s adoption request.

The beaming stepdad said, “Oh yeah – we doing this,” before giving Gia, who was wiping away tears beside him, a big hug.

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Yahaira later shared a video of the moment on TikTok, where commenters said they were also fighting back joyous tears.


For the following steps, Yahiara and Anthony are set to get married before the adoption paperwork can be finalized, Yahiara said.

She added: “Anthony has stepped up the last two years and has been an amazing father figure to her.

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“She loves him, and they have a great bond.

“The idea came to me after she asked me about adoption and how it works because she saw a video about it.


“I then explained to her and asked her why.

“Did she want Anthony to adopt her and she said yes.

“I felt so happy and emotional to see his reaction, and my daughter’s reaction made me cry.

“Everyone has been so supportive of our decision, saying she deserved to be happy.

“I hope that when people see our video, they speak to their children about their feelings and let them make that decision themselves and support it.”

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