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This sweet video of a girl asking her father figure to adopt her will make your day
Warning: This video will make you cry. - photo by Hannah Rose
Who says you can't choose who belongs in your family? You may change your mind after hearing Lauren Hernandezs story.

After graduating high school, Illinois teen Lauren Hernandez presented her moms boyfriend of 17 years official adoption papers as a sign she was ready to make their father-daughter relationship official.

The papers were delivered in a gift-wrapped box. As he opened the package, Joe first came across a framed poem, followed by official adoption papers. At the sight of the legal documents, Joe instantly sunk to the ground, overwhelmed with emotion.

In an interview with CBS Chicago, Hernandez said, I never doubted that he was my dad. The fact that its going to be official makes me happy.

Joe and Lauren will touch your heart and leave you speechless. Watch as this young teen and her now father teach the world the true meaning of unconditional love.
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