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SBTC missions director's surprise adoption video goes viral

August 4th, 2017 / By: Texan Staff / comments

SBTC missions director's surprise adoption video goes viral

ROWLETT—When SBTC missions director Shane Pruitt and his wife, Kasi, surprised their daughters with the news that they had a new baby sister, the two girls' reactions were "priceless."

The Pruitts had been looking into another adoption—they already have adopted two sons—for several months and received a phone call the evening of July 26 informing them of a one-month-old available for immediate adoption. They prayed quickly and agreed to bring the newborn into their family. The next morning, while their four children were sleeping, they left the kids in the care of a grandparent and traveled to pick up their new daughter.

Upon arriving home, they introduced the baby to her new sisters, who were overjoyed. "Are you kidding me?" exclaimed 6-year-old Harper. Her older sister, Raygen, 11, was overcome with emotion and cried with joy.

The Pruitts shared the video with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and the video went viral, being shared and reposted on numerous websites and resulting in a number of national media interviews. The family was surprised by the response but hope God will use it to bring God glory and encourage other families to consider adoption.

See the touching video here: