Hailey Quinones isn’t usually a demonstrative girl. According to her mother, she’s always making jokes to deflect her real emotions. But she got pretty real at her school’s talent show when she prepared something extra special for her performance: a song she wrote asking her stepdad of ten years to adopt her.
“I smile every time I see your face. And I’m giving you these papers to show you how much you mean. So I would be so pleased if you would adopt me,” she sang.