Groom Surprises Stepdaughters with Adoption Proposal at Wedding

Moments before marrying their mother, Dontez Williams delivered touching vows to the two young girls who would become his stepdaughters and asked if they’d accept his proposal to become their legal father.

Dontez Williams was getting ready to marry Myshella Burton when he stopped to ask her two daughters if he could become their father.

“I never knew you really do become a man when you have children,” said Williams, 33. “Having someone to teach, protect and provide for them, discipline them, learn from them and support them. For all of those reasons, you have helped me become a better person. I know that I’m a father figure to you both,” he told 9-year old Abigail and 8-year-old Natalie.

Williams has been in the girls’ lives since they were just one and two years old. The emotional moment when he got down on one knee was shared in a video to Instagram. In the caption, Williams wrote, “Just the thought of me writing the vows for them, it made me want to tear up. When I felt that emotion just thinking about it, I was like, ‘I got to do this. This is the right decision. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it.’”

Williams kept his plan a secret and only shared it with the officiant at the rehearsal. “Myshella was really shocked, but she was happy and just thankful for me stepping up,” Williams told Fox News. “She was really happy that I feel that way for them and said she’s grateful to have me in their lives.”

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