They Adopted A Baby Girl, But Didn't Tell Their Kids Until The Moment They Brought Her Home

"They would ask all the time, ‘Have you gotten a call? When is our brother or sister coming home?' "

Adoption can be a long and difficult process. It's often filled with endless forms, rejections, and moments of uncertainty. 

After a 10-month wait, Kasi and Shane Pruitt finally got the news that they were going to be able to adopt a baby girl. However, they decided to keep the adoption a secret from their two daughters, 6-year-old Harper and 11-year-old Raygen, in case it fell through.

And the Pruitts were able to keep it a secret until they brought their baby girl home.

Shane posted a video on Twitter of the moment his wife carried their new baby — whose name has not been released for privacy reasons — into the house, and the two girls met their little sister for the first time.

Pruitt explained, "Our kids had no clue." When the girls saw their sister, Harper said, "Are you kidding me?" and an emotional Raygen began to cry.

The Pruitts have previously adopted two boys, Titus and Elliot, and the kids were aware that their parents had intentions of expanding their family. Shane told ABC News, "They would ask all the time, 'Have you gotten a call? When is our brother or sister coming home?' "

He added, "And they definitely wanted a sister."

The dad told Inside Edition that they got the call Tuesday night that the adoption had gone through. They met with their lawyer and the birth mom the very next day at 8 a.m. It all happened so fast, that telling their kids about it beforehand wasn't even much of a possibility. 

The family originally posted the video on social media as a birth announcement for their friends and family, but it has has since gone viral, and has been viewed on Facebook 85,000 times and retweeted over 16,400 times on Twitter.

Cover image via Shutterstock I melis

(H/T: Popsugar)

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