When the five-year-old Michael got adopted, his entire class made sure they attend the ceremony to share his happy moment. The little ones waved hearts on sticks to express their love. When the whole process ended, little Michael declared "I love You Daddy" and the daddy couldn't hold back his tears
A five-year-old invited all his kindergarten class to see his adoption ceremony. The touching pictures of the event shared by Kent County Court on facebook melted everybody's heart. The kids and the teachers waved hearts on sticks to express their support and affection for the young boy. The little friends were also called upon by the Judge during the proceedings to introduce themselves.
The heartwarming pictures showed his whole kindergarten class seeing him getting legally adopted. He could be seen sitting in an adult-sized chair beside his new family.
The kids told Judge Patricia Gardner that they were there to celebrate Michael's adoption as they love him.
One kid, Steven, simply said: "Michael is my best friend."
Another offered: "My name is Lily and I love Michael."
Michael's teacher said: "We began the school year as a family. A family doesn't have to be DNA, because family is support and love."
This Thursday was Kent County court's Adoption Day so the other thirty-seven children also legally became members of new adoptive families that day.
In a Facebook post, the court said that they were 'lovingly and officially welcomed by their families'.
Judge Gardener said: "Sometimes their journeys have been very long. They've included miracle and change for the children and family, and incredible community support - as you're able to see today in Michael's adoption hearing,"
She continued: "His whole kindergarten class and school being here to say 'we love you,' and 'we support you' and 'we'll be here not only today but in all the years in the future'."
Credit: Kent County Court