Woman Asks Stepdad To Adopt Her After Mom Passes Away

A woman surprised her loving stepdad with an emotional adoption proposal following the death of her mom which left her legally without parents. Ariel Gray, 28, had been in contact with her stepfather Calvin Schager every day since her mother, Diane Gray, passed away from metastatic breast cancer in September 2019. Calvin, 54, had been part of Ariel’s life since she was 12 and their bond had grown so much, she knew she wanted Calvin to become her legal father. At Calvin’s home in Egan, South Dakota, Ariel presented Calvin with a letter, which explained her love for him and the decision she had decided to make. Calvin started to well up as he read through note, and as he reached the end, Ariel showed him a t-shirt that read, “You’ve been the dad I’ve always dreamed of. Will you be my dad forever?”
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Location: Egan, South Dakota, USA
  • Date Acquired06-09-2020
  • Date Filmed05-17-2020
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Woman Asks Stepdad To Adopt Her After Mom Passes Away

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