Meet The Young Boy Who Invited His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing

Boy Invites His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing—and the Ceremony Was Incredibly Sweet.
Meet The Boy Who Invited His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing

Justice is sweet, but this courtroom full of kindergartners is even sweeter.

Some days you read stories that warm your heart and make you believe the best possible things about humanity. In this case, a classroom of children showed their unconditional love and support for their classmate when he was in the courthouse.

A 5-year-old boy named Michael from Grand Rapids, Michigan, showed up for an adoption hearing on Thursday. The heartwarming thing was that his entire kindergarten class turned up to cheer him on and congratulate him on starting a new chapter in his life. A lot of us probably wish that we could get the sort of support Michael did, every once in a while.

Besides his classmates and his teacher, Mrs. McKee, Michael was at the courthouse with his foster parents. The 5-year-old has been living with his foster parents since last Thanksgiving and is now legally their adoptive child.
Meet The Boy Who Invited His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing

As the youngsters waved heart-shaped wands from the peanut gallery, each of Michael’s classmates were given a chance to tell the judge how much they loved him. Michael’s teacher even joined in to say: “We began the school year as a family. Family doesn’t have to be DNA, because family is support and love.”

When it was finally time for the judge to officiate the adoption by banging the gavel, the youngster got to bring the hammer down alongside his new parents—and the entire courtroom erupted in celebration.

Michael’s parents were amazed by the number of friends their son has and were thankful for how for the last year they invited him to their homes and on to “play dates.” According to his parents, he loves playing basketball and soccer, swimming, and dancing.

Michael’s father told CNN journalists that the part of the hearing he enjoyed the most was when the judge turned to everyone in the room and asked them to explain what the 5-year-old kindergartner means to them. Michael’s classmates then stood up and said things like “I love Michael” and “Michael’s my best friend.”


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