Most boys beg their parents to get them the latest video games or even a new puppy, but for the past six years, the only thing one Oklahoma boy has ever wanted was a new last name.
When 11-year-old Landon was just five months old, his mom Janelle met her now-husband Daniel Rice, who has been a father to Landon and has loved him as his own ever since. However, as he got older, Landon couldn’t help but feel like he wasn’t part of the family since he didn’t have the same last name as his parents and two siblings.
When Landon was five years old, he told Janelle that he wanted to ‘marry daddy like I did’ so that he would have the same last name, and six years later, Janelle and Daniel were finally able to make that happen. After submitting all the paperwork, the couple was thrilled to find out that it had been approved and Daniel was officially Landon’s legal parent, and decided to surprise Landon with the news on Christmas morning as one of his gifts.
And on Christmas morning, Janelle filmed the awesome moment Landon broke down when he discovered he was now officially part of the Rice family. “It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us father and son,” the adoption certificate reads.
Watch the entire video below to see this little boy’s amazing reaction to finding out he’s being adopted for Christmas.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Janelle Rice]