Girl Surprises Stepdad With Photo Book Adoption Gift

A man is brought to tears as he flicks through the pages of a photo book given to him as a gift by his step-daughter before turning to the last page and discovering a picture asking him to adopt her. Gus Roman, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been raising Alexa Figueroa, 13, since she was just two-years-old after her dad, Eddie, tragically lost his life just a week before her first birthday. He has a son, Noah, with Alexa’s mom Mia, and after the couple got married Noah, 7, asked Mia if she was going to change her surname and if Alexa would change hers too so they could all be ‘Roman’. Worried she would lose a piece of her dad, Alexa wasn’t sure, but Mia explained she could hyphenate her surname to Figueroa-Roman and that she was lucky to have two dads. She immediately loved the idea and the three set about planning how to surprise Gus with the news - who had always wanted to adopt Alexa but chose to wait until it was her decision. They decided to use Father’s Day - the same day Eddie lost his life - as the day to break the happy news to Gus to add happiness to what has always been a sad day for the family. In the heart-warming clip, Noah gives presents to Gus first, so not to raise suspicion, before Alexa gifts Gus the book packed with cherished memories of them together including dances and their first photo. Already emotional, he turns to the last page and breaks down as he finds a photo of Alexa holding a sign reading ‘Hey Dad! 10 years seems long enough don’t ya think?! Wanna adopt me?’
Release Status:
TV & Digital
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Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Date Acquired07-12-2018
  • Date Filmed06-17-2018
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Girl Surprises Stepdad With Photo Book Adoption Gift

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