A 5-year-old boy from Michigan showed up at the courthouse in Grand Rapids for his adoption hearing with his foster parents, but also with a crowd of ‘unusual’ supporters.
Namely, all of his kindergarten peers were in the audience behind him and were waving big red hearts placed on wooden sticks as a support for their beloved classmate and friend.
His adoptive father said that his favorite part was when the judge asked the present people to explain what the boy means to them.
The response was amazing.
The Best Support One Can Ask for
After the judge asked the question, the children gave some of the most moving answers. They stood up and told the court that they love Michael and that he is their best friend.
The judge said this was the first time there was an entire kindergarten class for a hearing.
The Parents Fostered Young Michael for a Year
The foster mother said that her son’s teacher, Mrs. McKee, suggested the idea to her one day when she dropped off the boy at the Wealthy Elementary School.
The teacher and the foster parent agreed on making this big day even more special for the boy.
McKee helped organize the class outing, found a school bus, and gave her students a trip to remember.
The new parents of the boy have been married for 10 years and Michael has been living with them as their foster child since Thanksgiving in 2018.
The father said that they didn’t have any children prior to that and things ‘became very chaotic in a hurry’.
The proud now-new-parents claim their charismatic son enjoys swimming and dancing, but playing soccer and basketball too.
They’re also amazed by the friends he has and the father says that the most beautiful part of this fostering was the amount of children who welcomed Michael into their homes and called on play dates.
They look forward to many more happy moments together.