During her school talent show, Hailey Quinones sang a very special song for her stepdad, Juan Gamez. “I would be so pleased if you would adopt me,” she sang trying to hold back the tears. This was very shocking for Juan because Hailey is “ very shy and very reluctant to show any emotion when it comes to feeling sad or sentimental,” says Alishea Conroy, Hailey’s mother. Juan has been in Hailey’s life for 10 years now, and the two are very close.

“I smile every time I see your face. And I’m giving you these papers to show you how much you mean.”

To see this touching song visit Adopting.org.