61-year-old Bob Wilkey became a first-time father on Thursday when he adopted his 41-year-old coworker Darlyn Beam.
Bob is a widower. He has brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, but never any children of his own.
Darlyn has plenty of children, ranging in age from 16 to 24. But she and her biological father have never been very close.
“It’s just that simple. I need a daughter and she needs a daddy,” Bob said. [Link]