Offbeat Video

By Luke Kenton

This is the adorable moment two sons jump up and down with joy after their parents surprise them with a new baby brother they secretly adopted. 

Flying from Dike, Iowa, USA, to Florida under the premise they’re about to surprise their parents on vacation, nine-year-old Logan Peverill and brother Chase burst into their grandparent’s holiday home shouting ‘surprise’.

As mum, Shannon, and dad, Tom ask, ‘what’re they doing here’, the brothers have no idea it’s them who are about to be surprised.

Holding their mum’s hand, the adorable duo gasp in excitement as, cuddled up in a chair before them, sits a tiny baby, who unbeknown to them, is now their brand-new little brother.

Jumping up and down, the brothers brag they’ve ‘got a new baby brother’, but the celebrations are temporarily put on hold as Chase hilariously announces that he ‘thought it’d be a girl’, before erupting once more into jubilation.


Tom said: “It was amazing to see how happy and excited they were.

“They are both very caring and compassionate boys, and they’re absolutely brilliant with their new baby brother, Jackson.

“We had to keep it a secret from the boys for about a month, which was incredible hard.

“We chose not to tell them so as not to upset them, had the adoption fallen through last minute like before.”

Shannon and Tom started the process of adoption in November 2015 and in December of last year, they were matched to a birthmother.

Unfortunately for the Peverills, the mother opted to keep the child upon giving birth, leaving the pair and their two boys incredibly disheartened.

Thankfully though, in February 2017 Tom and Shannon found a match once more, and on March 11, baby Jackson was born.

Tom said: “After having Chase and a number of medical complications, we chose it’d be best to not try for any more children.

“But one night after making a passing comment about always envisioning us having a big family, we began the process of adoption.

“The failed adoption was hard on us all, particularly the boys as they had been so excited, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.

“So, this time to protect them from any further upset, we kept it a complete secret.

“Their reaction was absolutely priceless, and a very special moment.

“They’re terrific big brothers and we’re so excited for our future as a five.”