Crying Stepdad Opens Framed Message From Stepdaughter Before Being Handed Adoption Papers

A beloved stepdad could not hold back his tears when his 15-year-old stepdaughter presented him with a heartfelt note to express what he means to her, as well as pre-prepared adoption papers. Darren Frizzell, 33, has been in stepdaughter Angelie's life since she was eight years old. According to her mom, Alyse, 36, from Perth, Western Australia, Angelie initially struggled to warm to Darren, having seen her mom go through a difficult relationship with her biological father. Over time, though, Darren's love and support provided stability for Angelie and she began to warm to the man who had become her father figure. As a result, Angelie had been contemplating asking Darren to become her legal father for some time, and having told her mom, the pair started secretly working on the paperwork together. On September 3, Father's Day in Australia, Angelie presented Darren with a framed note, which her stepdad read while sat at a table in his home following breakfast. Then, while her mom captured the moment on video, Angelie presented Darren with formal adoption papers, which caused her stepdad to well up. By presenting these papers – which were now just pending a signature – Angelie hoped to show Darren just how serious she was. Darren duly accepted her request, standing up to give Angelie a loving hug with tears in his eyes.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
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Location: Perth, Australia
  • Date Acquired09-28-2023
  • Date Filmed09-03-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Crying Stepdad Opens Framed Message From Stepdaughter Before Being Handed Adoption Papers

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