A 5-year-old boy invited his entire kindergarten class to be witness his legal adoption. Michael Orlando Clark Jr., was officially adopted on Thursday and all his friends showed up to the Kent County Courthouse in Michigan to celebrate with him.
The Kent County’s Facebook page shared a photo from Clark’s hearing and it showed the boy, his parents and his classmates holding up heart signs.
Michael had lived with his foster parents for one year prior to the hearing, so when the big day came he wanted to share it with all of his friends.
After joining Judge Patricia Gardner and his parents behind the judge’s desk, they slammed the gavel and it became official –– he now has his forever family.
WZZM reports each of his classmates introduced themselves to the judge and many expressed their love for Clark.
“We began the school year as a family,” Clark’s teacher said. “Family doesn’t have to be DNA, because family is support and love.”