Man Surprises Stepdaughter With Adult Adoption Papers

A loving stepdad who has looked after his stepdaughter for the majority of her life fought back the tears as he surprised her with adult adoption papers for Christmas. As Brandon Chinchilla, 43, began to address stepdaughter Savanna Guise, 19, he begins to get emotional as she has no idea what is coming next. Holding a document wallet in his hand, Brandon explains to Savanna "You have always been my daughter - I never thought of you as anything else but my daughter." As Savanna begins to cry during the Christmas Day surprise, Brandon adds, "Unfortunately, the courts don't look at it that way," and he presents Savanna with the adult adoption papers. The pair, both sobbing, then hug each other as their family, celebrating at Brandon's parent's home, in Mansfield, Texas, begin to cheer. Having cared for Savanna for more than 16 years, Brandon admitted it was difficult for he and his wife, Tiffany Chinchilla, 45, because their daughter always had a different name. The couple also have a son together - Kaden, 15 - who does share their surname. Having discussed the adoption with Tiffany, Brandon got the necessary paperwork from the county court and, having filed the forms, the family is in the process of setting a court date within the next few weeks.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Mansfield, Texas, USA
  • Date Acquired01-07-2020
  • Date Filmed12-25-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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