‘Not a dry eye’: Five-year-old invites class to watch his adoption

A five-year-old boy from Michigan has invited his entire kindergarten class to court – to watch his legal adoption take place.

Michael Clark Jr was officially welcomed into his new family on Thursday, as part of Kent County’s annual adoption day in Michigan, alongside 36 other children.

But in an unusual twist, the boy invited his whole class to come and watch and take part in the proceedings.

Pictures on the court’s Facebook page showed Michael sat next his adoptive parents in a chair too big for him, backed by his classmate’s heads peering over the benches behind him.

Another post from the courthouse said: “There is not a dry eye in Judge Patricia Gardner’s courtroom.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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