- The court hearing of a boy's adoption, Michael Orlando Clark, got many people appreciating the importance of having a family
- For the ceremony, the five-year-old invited all his classmates who provided great motivation for him
- The kids also had the opportunity of introducing themselves and talking about their friend to the court judge
A five-year-old kid, Michael Orlando Clark, got so happy that he was finally being adopted that he invited all his classmates to his adoption hearing.
It should be noted that the kid first met his new parents, David Eaton and Andrea Melvin, at an event earlier and the couple saw that he was the exact child they wanted, Understanding Compassion reports.
Michael’s classmates were not only in attendance, they waved paper flags throughout the ceremony as a show of support. The kids were also given the chance to introduce themselves during the hearing.
One of them said:
“My name is Lily, and I love Michael.”
I love you daddy
The five-year-old’s teacher was also present as she spoke about the importance of having a family. The judge, Patricia Gardner, was so amazed during the court session.
Michael already felt connected to his new family as he spoke about his love for the father. On hearing the kid say, “I love you daddy," David cried.
The judge said:
“Sometimes their journeys have been very long, they’ve included miracles and change for the children and family, and incredible community support - as you’re able to see today in Michael’s adoption hearing.”
The importance of having a family
Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that the video of a 13-year-old girl, Miracle, got many emotional on social media. The girl was all teary when she got her adoption news after spending six years in a foster home.
In a video shared by NowThis, the girl sat in a hammock as she rocked herself back and forth while reading a letter that was sent by her prospective adopting family.
The letter, written by a member of the family, expressed how thankful they were in hope that she would move in with them.
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