A hardy father could not stop crying with happiness when presented adoption papers by his stepson.This stepdad received a special gift from his stepson, reducing him to tears. But there was one more surprise waiting for him that would make their father-son bond legal and official.

Tyler Dukes, 20, asked his step-dad of seven years to adopt him as his son so he could take on his surname.

Blake Wilson, 34, who works in sales was handed the surprise of his life when he discovered adoption papers attached to the back of a photo frame he was given for Father’s Day.

Tyler’s mum Angela Wilson, 36, from Macon, Georgia in USA said: “Blake’s been a father to Tyler since he was 13 so they’ve been extremely close and you couldn’t tell they weren’t biological.

When the stepfather was crying like that over adoption papers, you can see exactly why the young man wanted to be called his son.