Man Surprises Stepchildren With Adoption Request At Wedding

An emotional groom picked up not only a wife on his wedding day but also two new daughters – as he surprised them with an adoption request at the altar. Through floods of happy tears, stepfather Dontez Williams, 33, from Detroit, Michigan, asked if he could make his stepdaughter's Abigail, 9, and Natalie, 8, officially his own. Dontez came up with the idea for the surprise – which took place on August 13 at the San Marino Club, in Tory, Michigan – earlier this year, while speaking to his now-wife, Myshella Burton, 26. The pair were discussing how Dontez might adopt the girls, who have been in his life since they were ages one and two, and Dontez said that he had seen a number of videos on social media where family members had dropped adoption request surprises. Thinking that his stepdaughters were still children and not adults, though, Dontez decided he should propose to them instead – and what better place to do it than at his own wedding? After saying his vows to Myshella, Dontez then came forward with his additional request. Watching the girls get emotional made him well up, too, Dontez said, and as his bond has grown with the pair down the years, Dontez now sees them as "Daddy's girls," as he says Yes to more requests than mom.
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Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Date Acquired09-17-2021
  • Date Filmed08-13-2021
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Man Surprises Stepchildren With Adoption Request At Wedding

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