See the emotional moment Plainfield teen asks her father figure to officially adopt her

( - A powerful, tear-jerking video shows the moment a Plainfield teenager asks her father figure to officially adopt her.

The video, which was filmed last month, shows 18-year-old Lauren Hernandez handing a wrapped box to Joe Iosco, her mom's boyfriend of 17 years, at her high school graduation party.

The box contains a framed poem and a stack of adoption papers that would legally make Lauren his daughter.

When Joe realized what Lauren is asking, his knees give out and he breaks down in tears.

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