The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
Today our something good is a child getting his forever family with his classmates cheering him on.
Michael Orlando Clark Jr., a five-year-old Michigan boy, was officially adopted alongside 36 other children during Kent County’s Annual Adoption Day in a joyful ceremony. David and Andrea had been fostering Michael for a year prior to his adoption this past week.
When Michael banged the Judge Patricia Gardner’s gavel as she pronounced him adopted, he had plenty of people to cheer him on: he had invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption ceremony. Michael’s classmates, each holding a paper heart, stood up and expressed their love for their friend. Michael’s teachers were there too, one saying, “We began the school year as a family. Family doesn’t have to be DNA, because family is support and love.”
Friends and family celebrating the adoption of a child is definitely Something Good to think about as we start a new week. Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!