Earlier this month, an entire kindergarten class and their teacher showed up to one little boy’s adoption hearing to support him on his big day. Without a doubt, this story will melt your heart…
The Kindergarten Class Who Showed Up
As any parent can tell you, children have the purest hearts. And this story just shows how loving and genuine their intentions so often are. Earlier this month, an entire kindergarten class showed up to their classmate’s adoption court hearing. The child in question, sweet five-year-old Michael, lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Recently, his foster parents decided to adopt the young boy fully. So, when his adoption hearing came around, his entire class, including his teacher, Mrs. McKee, decided to show up and support Michael.
Michael first moved in with his foster family around Thanksgiving of last year. Because of the complicated procedure, it took quite a while for his parents to adopt him officially. So, when the incredible day finally rolled around, his friends wanted to make sure that he had the most joyous transition into his new-old life.
“Michael Is My Best Friend!”
Mrs. McKee, Michael’s teacher, came up with the idea one day when his foster mother, now adoptive mom, dropped Michael off at school. She brought it up with Michael’s parents, and they both loved it. Michael’s mother simply knew it would mean the entire world to her young boy.
And so, for the court hearing, the entire class showed up, carrying signs and balloons, all organized by the loving teacher. She actually had to organize the trip as a field trip, meaning she needed to even get signatures from all Michael’s classmates’ parents. At the adoption hearing, the class behind Michael, waving their heart-shaped signs. They all clearly felt excited, understanding the importance of this fantastic moment.
In an interview with CNN, Michael’s now-official adoptive father said that Michael’s favorite part was when “everyone in the room to explain what Michael means to them.” Some said, “Michael is my best friend,” and “I love Michael.”
Michael, The First Child To His Adoptive Parents
Michael’s parents didn’t have kids before Michael – but they are so excited to have Michael as an official part of their family. There’s no doubt in their mind that Michael will grow into an amazing boy. He already enjoys a variety of hobbies, including swimming, dancing, and football. Talk about a triple threat!
The adoptive parents said one of the most incredible moments of the day was realizing how loved Michael is and how many friends he’s got. After all, most parents never get to see how other children feel about theirs! Seeing the children and families “welcoming (Michael) into their homes and onto play dates” was incredibly touching to Michael’s parents, who hope the friendships and the love will just keep growing. With friends like these, we’re sure it will!