Man receives emotional birthday surprise from stepchildren

This man received an emotional birthday surprise he didn't expect when his stepchildren gave him a half-used pen and a document bag full of legal adoption papers.

The filmer, a single mother, raised the three children on her own until they met the man who would become their stepfather. They got married in 2012, and though are now divorced, still spend all birthdays and holidays together as one big family.

"The kids had secretly told me they wanted him to adopt them so I arranged to get the necessary paperwork and they presented it to him for his birthday," she told Newsflare. "You can hear me say “now my card makes more sense” because I wrote “I hope you never forget this special day” in his card from me."