Don Gause, 47, from Georgia was surprised when his 11-year-old stepson Tyler read out an emotional speech, asking him to officially adopt him. Narrating what happened, Tyler’s biological mother, Marcia Gause, said:
“Tyler was one and a half when Don came into his life, they have always had the relationship of father and son. Don had no idea what was going on – we wanted to do it as if it was a baby shower because he always says I wish I could have been there when you had my son.”
“I asked Tyler about a year ago if he wanted to be adopted by Don and he was so excited, he said yes with the biggest smile ever. He is very wise for such a young person and has said before that God sent him the Daddy that was really meant for him.”
Don was overwhelmed with emotions when Tyler, also in tears, was done with his prepared speech and they shared a hug after he agreed. Watch the video below.