Boy Invites Entire Kindergarten Class To Watch His Adoption Hearing

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 06.12.19

A young man invited his entire kindergarten class to watch his adoption hearing in court and it’s absolutely too amazing.

People adopting parentless children is a wonderful thing and not enough is said about those who welcome orphans into their homes, showing them the love and stability that they crave.

Sadly, so many children are still left up for adoption, wanting nothing more than to find a house that they can call home. When that does happen though, it’s absolutely beautiful and heartwarming.

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This comes after one five-year-old boy from Michigan was adopted by a couple and rather than keep it between the three of them, the proud young boy decided to invite his entire kindergarten class to watch the hearing at Kent County courthouse.

Michael Orlando Clark Jr was the boy in question who was delighted beyond words to be taken in by his new parents, surrounded by his friends holding up love hearts to symbolise the love in the room.

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Look at that smile. Such a lovely story.

As you might have suspected, Grand Rapids-based reporter James Stark told Global News that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room, with even the court chiming in with their delight for the young man.

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It must be a nice change of pace for something actually nice to happen in a courtroom. It’s hardly surprising that they shared their love for the story.

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Further proof that there actually is some good in the world, footage recently went viral showing a young boy with Down’s Syndrome comforting his friend with autism, who was crying next to him in class.

Filmed in Mexico by a teacher, the video shows a boy with Down’s Syndrome comforting a distressed classmate, who has autism, hugging him, stroking his hair and even wiping away his tears.

It was shared on Facebook and has since been watched nearly 21,000,000 times, at the time of writing…

#VIRAL Un chico Down con un enorme corazón, consolando a su manera a su compañero de grupo, niño autista.

Posted by Jalisco oculto on Friday, 29 November 2019

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It is dangerously heartwarming, and so lovely to see that young man helping out a friend in need.

As stated by multiple Down’s Syndrome charities and generally people in the know, the condition is by no means a disease, and merely a bi-product of someone being born with one extra chromosome, resulting in some forms of learning difficulties.

As the Down’s Syndrome Association have it:

Down’s syndrome is not a disease and therefore people with Down’s syndrome do not suffer nor are they victims of their condition. Down’s syndrome is only a part of the person, they should not be referred to as ‘a Down’s’.

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People with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals and should be acknowledged as a person first and foremost. It is important to think of the person first, e.g. ‘John is 29 and he has Down’s syndrome’.

The likes of Down’s Syndrome and autism are among many of the conditions that people can have that are often looked upon negatively by general public; it’s videos like this and the good work or various charities that shed light on said conditions, showing them to be just that, rather than diseases.

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