Brian Zach, lieutenant of the Kingman Police Department and his wife adopted a young girl, Kaila whom the police officer saved on a night of duty. Zach said, "Our goal was to love and care for this little girl for as long as it happened."
This summer during a night patrol duty, Brian Zach, lieutenant of the Kingman Police Department, and his team got a call to check Kaila's house. Kaila is a survivor of abuse. On the night when Zach met her, he spent the night consoling the terrified child and bonded well with her until a detective took her to the hospital for treating multiple injuries.
"We colored, we snacked ... she held my hand and she was just this cute little thing," Zach said. "Once detectives came, they picked her up and took her to the hospital."
While Kaila was being treated at the hospital, Zach told his wife that he felt attached to 4-year-old Kaila and wanted to adopt her.
Zach said criminal charges were filed against Kaila's caretakers. He also informed that placement for Kaila was being looked for but when the child protection services couldn't find a suitable place for Kaila, Zach got lucky!
Zack and his wife, Cierra stepped in. Kaila was given to the couple, who were the parents of two children already.
"She came with a sippy cup, a bag of clothes that didn't fit her and that was it," Zach said.
"Within the second day she was calling my wife 'mom' or 'mommy,'" he added. "I was 'guy' for a week or two and then when she started preschool she learned who the dad was."
"We lived each week not knowing if she was going to go back to her biological parents, or how long we were going to keep her," Zach said, "Our goal was to love and care for this little girl for as long as it happened."
Chief of police, Rusty Cooper, of Kingman Police Department informed, "Lt. Brian Zach’s commitment to public safety is exemplified in his commitment and love for Kaila. Both Brian and his wife Cierra are amazing parents."
Cooper further said, "They are committed to the service of others and a cause that is greater than themselves," Copper added. "We are proud of Brian and thankful that he and his family are part of the Kingman Police Department."
Zach is very fond of Kaila. He informed that Kaila likes preschool, dancing, animals, pretend-play, and going on "cruises vacations" in her cardboard box. Zach also said that Kaila is comical and witty. According to him, "She's just a character."
Zach's message to families who are considering adoption is to not be afraid of the process because it's "well worth it."
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