This Girl’s Birthday Gift to Her Adoptive Father Proves Just How Wonderful Unconditional Love Is

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Some of the biggest gifts come in the smallest packages. For waitress Misty Nicole Knight, her little-big birthday gift for her stepdad, Ryan Farrell, came in the form of a few sheets of paper – the pages of an adoption petition.

Ryan isn’t Misty’s biological father, but according to a note attached to the present, he certainly filled those shoes for her. So strong is his unconditional love for Misty that her note reads, “I cannot imagine not having you in my life.”

Every year, more than 20,000 children age out of the foster care system when they turn 18, and for many, being cast into the world without a heritage and family to support them can be a harrowing experience. While Misty was not a foster child, her experience beautifully illustrates the importance of unconditional love and adoption to children who grow up without their biological parents.

Watch how neither of them can contain their joy at the promise of formally becoming family.

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