Woman Surprises Father Figure Of 17 Years With Adoption Request

NewsflarePublished: December 20, 2017589 views
Published: December 20, 2017

Being a parent doesn’t come from blood, it comes from the heart. That is exactly what one 18-year-old girl felt, when she decided to surprise the father figure in her life with adoption request.

On the day of her high school graduation, Lauren Hernandez decided to ask her mom’s husband Joe Losco a question that will change both their lives forever. In the video, shot in Chicago in July 2017, shows Lauren giving Joe a box of official adoption papers and asking him to be her legal father.

Lauren's mom says: 'Joe has been in Lauren's life since she was one-year-old. So Lauren decided to do something Joe never expected would ever happen.'

When Joe opens the box, he finds a framed poem written by Lauren, along with a stack of government issued adoption papers for Joe to sign, agreeing to officially accept Lauren as his own daughter. When he managed to read her request, Joe is overcome with emotion and falls to the ground, sobbing with his head between his knees, as Lauren tried to console him.

Lauren, who says that she tried to be part of her biological father’s life and failed, says that Joe was always there to give her expert fatherly advice. She wanted nothing more than for Joe to be her dad one day.

Joe said that it was 'one of the best things I’ve ever received in my life' and adds that he, too, wanted nothing more than to be Lauren’s dad since he met her as an infant.

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