logo
instagram.com/izzymizzyy
instagram.com/izzymizzyy

Stepfather Surprises Three Stepchildren with Adoption after Caring for Them for 18 Years

Dayna Remus
Nov 17, 2021
12:40 P.M.

The term "blood is thicker than water" was challenged by one stepfather's deep love for his stepchildren, which led him to ask if he could adopt them. However, would they react well to this proposal?

Advertisement

As she expressed, Isabel and her two siblings haven't always had a healthy relationship with their biological father, who had not been present in their lives for almost two decades.

Instead, their stepdad stepped up to the plate. He looked after them and was there for them in a way that, blood-related or not, a father should do.

A SHOCKING REVELATION

Taking to Instagram, Isabel, an adult now, and her brother and sister, also fully grown, shared an emotional clip of herself and her siblings receiving a surprise from their stepdad.

The three all opened their presents simultaneously, each pulling a piece of paper out of the wrapping. Taking in what the gift was, they all burst into tears and went over to hug their stepfather, who was crying too.

Isabel and her two siblings opening their presents. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

Isabel and her two siblings opening their presents. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

Advertisement

NOT OF THE FLESH, BUT OF THE HEART

It turns out that the stepdad was asking his three stepchildren if he could adopt them. Taking to the description in her post, Isabel penned:

"Our family is defined by love, not blood. 🤍"

The three siblings hugging their stepdad. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

The three siblings hugging their stepdad. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

The Instagrammer also thanked her presumably now-legal dad for the fantastic gift, expressing that he has always been a father to them.

Advertisement

WEEPING TOGETHER

The comment section was crying along with these relatives, a stream of tearful face emojis blasting through. One individual, Chris Rodgers, wrote:

"It’s a good thing I’m in the shower so no one can see these tears."

Many congratulated them, with some remarking on how beautiful the moment was. The post went viral, accumulating just under 100,000 likes.

Individuals commenting on an Instagram post by Isabel. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

Individuals commenting on an Instagram post by Isabel. │Source: instagram.com/izzymizzyy

ONE LAST GIFT

It's touching when a stepfather asks his stepkids to be his legal children. However, when the tables are turned, many can agree that we may bawl at the sight of such an incredible gesture.

Advertisement

Alfredo Sanchez became a stepdad for multiple children whose biological father was absent. On Father's Day 2019, he received numerous gifts from them. However, Sanchez couldn't imagine the last present he was about to receive.

OHANA MEANS FAMILY

Opening the box, he noticed papers with all the children asking him to adopt them. Once again, the tears ran as he tried to hold back his emotions.

Both of these stories prove that blood does not define who our real loved ones are. Instead, those who are genuinely there for us and love us characterize what it means to be a part of a true tribe.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Donnie Wahlberg’s Home Surrounded by Nature Where He Takes Care of His 21-Year-Old Stepson with Autism

May 28, 2024

This Boy’s Stepdad Is a World-Famous Man — He Engaged in an Affair with the Boy’s Mom and Married Her 35 Years After They First Met

March 27, 2024

Doctor Raises Triplets after Mother Dies in Labor, in 5 Years Their Bio Dad Appears — Story of the Day

May 03, 2024

Father Finds out His Twin Sons Are Actually His Brothers — Story of the Day

April 04, 2024

Michael Jackson’s 3 Children Make Rare Public Appearance Together — Who Resembles Dad the Most?

March 29, 2024

After Husband’s Death, Widow Finds His Unfinished Letter to Another Woman and Pays Her a Visit – Story of the Day

April 08, 2024

Devastated Mom Wants to Adopt, Spots Girl at Adoption Agency Strikingly Similar to Her Late Daughter — Story of the Day

March 01, 2024

Girl Asks Parents to Adopt Abandoned Kid She Found on Bus, Dad Learns Boy Is His Biological Son – Story of the Day

March 01, 2024

My Evil Stepdad Ruined My Teen Life - Years Later, He Got a Taste of His Own Medicine

March 14, 2024

Gwen Stefani's 17-Year-Old Son, Kingston, Resembles Her & Inherited Her Disorder – How He Has Changed Over the Years

April 30, 2024

After Abandoning Her Daughter 24 Years Ago, Mother Shows up at Her Wedding – Story of the Day

February 27, 2024

Man Visits Mom's Grave, Sees a Tombstone with His Name and Photo of a Child Nearby — Story of the Day

March 05, 2024

5 Celebrities with Rarely-Seen Kids You Possibly Didn’t Know About

April 10, 2024

3 Times People Taught Their Greedy Stepmothers Lasting Lessons

February 10, 2024