Michigan Boy’s Kindergarten Class Shows up to Support Him at Adoption Hearing

He was one of 37 children adopted on Thursday during Kent County Court’s annual Adoption Day

A little boy in Michigan invited his entire kindergarten class to witness his adoption — and its going viral!

Kent County, Michigan posted a super cute photo on its Facebook page Thursday showing Michael at the adoption hearing with his classmates looking on behind him — well trying to at least!

Five-year-old Michael’s entire kindergarten class sat in the audience behind him waving big red hearts mounted on wooden sticks to show their support.

According to WOOD TV, Michael was one of the 37 children adopted on Thursday during Kent County Court’s annual Adoption Day.  Michael’s foster parents, who he has been with for about a year, became his forever parents.

Michael brought his entire kindergarten class with him today to witness his adoption.

Posted by Kent County, Michigan on Thursday, December 5, 2019

Michael’s adoptive father told CNN his favorite part was when the judge asked everyone present in the room to explain what Michael means to them.

The kindergartners offered the most touching answers, standing up and telling the court, “I love Michael” or “Michael’s my best friend,” his father said.

He added that the judge said it was the first time she’d ever hosted a whole kindergarten class for a hearing in her courtroom.

Michael’s mother told CNN that her new son’s teacher, Mrs. McKee, floated the idea to her one day when she dropped Michael off at Wealthy Elementary School. McKee knew the adoption would be finalized soon, and the two agreed on how to make the big day particularly special for Michael.

They say they’re amazed at how many friends he has, and his father says one of the most beautiful parts of the past year has been the many children “welcoming (Michael) into their homes and onto play dates.”



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