5-Year-Old's Entire Class Comes to Adoption Ceremony

There wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Boy, 5, Brings Whole Kindergarten Class to Adoption Ceremony
Michael's kindergarten teacher brought the class to support him and learn about adoption.   (Kent County, Michigan)

Thursday was a very special day for 5-year-old Michael Clark Jr.—and he wanted his entire kindergarten class to witness it. The Michigan boy's classmates turned up and waved paper hearts on sticks during Michael's adoption ceremony in Grand Rapids, USA Today reports. There wasn't a "dry eye" in the courtroom on Adoption Day, when Michael and 36 other children were adopted, Kent County said in a Facebook post.

"Never have I experienced that before, and it was loads of fun, the kids were into it and supporting their best friend," Judge Patricia Gardner said, per WXMI. Parents Andrea Melvin and David Eaton, who fostered Michael for around a year before adopting him, say he's so "full of love, it's just been great for everybody." (More adoption stories.)

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