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The internet is full of feel-good videos that restore your faith in humanity, but is there
anything more heartwarming than watching children find out that they finally have forever homes
after living lives of uncertainty?
I think not.
Here’s my list of the top ten heartbreaking kids reactions to being adopted.
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10-year-old Ivey It was Ivey’s tenth birthday when she opened
up a present that would change her life forever.
Ivey had spent the last three years in foster care and was overjoyed to find out that Paige
and Daniel Zezulka would be adopting her.
Paige told the press that on the first night Ivey stayed with the family, she asked whether
she could call the couple mom and dad, and on the second night, she asked if she could
Well, Ivey finally had her dream made a reality, and the little girl’s happiness as she finds
out the good news is heartwarming.
And the good news didn’t stop there – the couple also told Ivey that they were adopting
both of her siblings, three-year-old Kai and two-year-old Lita, so they could all grow
Mickey Mouse Announces Adoption When this 12-year-old girl and her 10-year-old
brother took a trip to Disney World, Florida, the trip was even more magical than they could
ever have imagined.
During a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse, the beloved Disney character breaks this wonderful
news to the kids.
Courtney and Tom Gilmour from Pennsylvania had fostered Janielle and Elijah for three
years before finally getting the go-ahead to adopt them.
The couple initially planned to have Mickey Mouse hold a sign up revealing the adoption,
but Disney heard about the plan after Courtney posted these pins on social media and arranged
for a private meeting for the big surprise to take place.
The adoption finally went through in May 2017 and the family’s trip to the Magic Kingdom
will go down as one of the best adoption reveals of all time.
Skype Call Miller, a Colombian boy, learns he’s going
to be adopted and his reaction is simply wonderful…
Mike and Jasmine Rogers had hosted Miller the previous summer through Kidsave.org, an
organization that works to find children forever homes.
During that time, the couple fell in love with the parentless boy and had secretly been
working to secure adoption papers ever since.
Then, in a Skype call with Miller, they finally had the opportunity to reveal the exciting
news: that they were going to adopt him in just two weeks.
Speaking Spanish to the young boy, they tell him he only has to wait two weeks until he
finally has a forever home, and Miller’s smile is filled with happiness.
A translator helps the couple explain that they can’t wait to see Miller, and he says
he feels the same way.
3-year-old Adopted After 832 Days Tara Montgomery didn’t plan to adopt, but
after fostering 3-year-old Michael Brown, she fell in love and decided to give him a
Michael was just 18-months-old and had spent most of his short life in care when he went
to live with Tara, who was his third foster family.
Tara was a single parent to two daughters and never planned to adopt a child, but then
something just clicked with Michael and she couldn’t bear to be apart from him.
When plans for Michael to be reunited with his biological mom fell through, Tara decided
he should stay with her family long-term.
On December 20th, 2016 when he was three-years-old, Michael officially became part of Tara’s
Michael’s post-adoption photo shows just how happy he is to finally have a family to
call his own, and it went viral online after Tara’s daughter posted it on Twitter.
Shailee Finally Gets Adopted Jessica Frank’s journey to adopt Shailee
was long and bumpy, and for quite some time her husband didn’t want to adopt at all.
But, when he met Shailee, he changed his mind and the couple started their journey to becoming
parents to the little girl.
Shailee was actually in the care of Jessica’s parents, who were licensed foster parents,
when they first met her.
But, as they were getting older, they were looking to end their license and Jessica and
her husband decided to move Shailee in with them and their son Skyler.
The little girl didn’t know that they were planning to adopt her, but when Jessica finally
received the official adoption date they decided to surprise Shailee on camera.
And, her reaction is beautifully filled with shock, surprise, and joy.
Adoption Reveal From Stepmom Haley’s birthday was always going to be
a great day full of love and excitement, but her stepmom Brigitte made sure that it was
an extra-special day that none of the family would ever forget.
Brigitte had been pursuing the courts for five years to become Haley’s legal mother,
and finally, it was approved.
So, her husband caught the entire reveal on camera, which the couple had decided to do
on Haley’s birthday.
The reveal started out with the little girl receiving a chain that read “my daughter
holds my heart".
Brigitte and Haley are both emotional at this point.. but, get ready, the moment gets even
Haley then receives her birth certificate which reveals that she’s going to be adopted.
She breaks down before she can finish reading, hugging Brigitte and telling her that she
Adoptive family reunited after three-years This is the heartbreaking moment that an adoptive
family is finally reunited after years of waiting and longing to be together.
Two brothers from the Democratic Republic of Congo were officially adopted in 2013,
but then the country suspended all exit letters, forbidding all children adopted by foreign
families to leave the country.
The Grovers had done everything right: they’d endured a lengthy court process and had visited
the boys’ home country to meet them, but they were still left in limbo.
So, all Jennifer and James Grover could do was fight.
Along with many other adoptive parents, Jennifer and James petitioned Capitol Hill and finally,
a list of 119 children were granted exit letters.
Thankfully, 7-year-old Bronson and 14-year-old Joseph were on that list, and the process
began to get them on US soil with their new family.
In 2016 it finally happened: Bronson and Joseph landed in Salt Lake City and the reunion was
Huxley and the Stauffer Family It took almost a year to arrive at what Myka
Stauffer calls “gotcha day”, but for little Huxley and the entire Stauffer family, it
was more than worth the wait.
In a beautiful video, Myka documents her family’s journey to go get their newest addition, a
toddler living in China.
Their journey began when Myka and her husband stumbled upon a posting by Wen Quan adoption
The couple traveled with their three biological children to go pick up the orphaned boy, videotaping
the entire process for an emotional upload to their popular YouTube channel.
The meeting between little Huxley and the three Stauffer kids is a beautiful moment
and the entire family seems to instantly bond.
The resulting footage is bound to bring a tear to your eye.
Separated Brothers Get Reunited During a WFAA ABC news show, a presenter made
an appeal for help finding two young boys a forever home.
Less than a year later, that same presenter followed up on the story of the two young
brothers in separate foster homes that were desperate to be together.
Trey and Keilan were seven and ten years old when their story was first reported and had
been in child protective custody for over three years.
For most of that they’d been in separate foster homes, and although the boys initially
needed to be apart so they could heal from their trauma, they spoke about how much they
wanted to be together again in news reports.
The boys saw each other once a month while in foster care, and they hated to say goodbye
to one another at the end of their visits.
So, one man that saw the news report decided to step up and make the boys’ dreams a reality.
Robert Beck took the boys into his home and began the adoption process.
Then, seven months later, it finally happened… the brothers are back together in a safe and
loving family home where they can grow up together.
Just as they should be.
Sebastian and the Barkey Family When California couple JoBen and Amanda Barkey
saw a social media post about Kidsave.org, it changed their lives forever.
The couple and their four children were on vacation at the time, but the family saw an
11-year-old Colombian boy named Sebastian in the post and immediately knew that they
wanted to adopt him.
During the adoption process, JoBen and Amanda were allowed to host Sebastian in their home
for five weeks, but they weren’t allowed to tell him they were planning on adopting
So, when the family said goodbye to him at the airport at the end of his stay is was
a very emotional moment.
But, a couple of weeks later the couple could finally reveal all, which they did in a beautiful
recorded video which was played to Sebastian back in Colombia.
Watch this heartbreaking moment Sebastian hears the voices of his U.S family for the