Michigan boy invites entire class to adoption ceremony. The photos may make you teary

Chacour Koop

A boy in Michigan invited his entire kindergarten class to watch him officially be adopted during a ceremony.

Pictures and video show children packing the Kent County courtroom with smiling faces and paper heart cut-outs to support their classmate.

Michael Clark Jr. was adopted by his foster parents, Andrea Melvin and Dave Eaton, who took him in about a year ago, WOOD reported.

“I love my mommy!” Michael said as his new mother was talking to the Grand Rapids TV station.

The county shared a picture of Michael sitting in the courtroom with his classmates in the seats behind him waving the paper hearts. It had more than 72,000 shares by Thursday night.

“Michael brought his entire kindergarten class with him today to witness his adoption,” officials wrote in the post.

Michael and his classmates attend Wealthy Elementary School in East Grand Rapids, WOOD reported.

Michael was one of 36 children who officially became part of new families during the ceremony Thursday, WZZM reported.

A reporter for the Grand Rapids TV station shared heartwarming pictures and video of Michael and his classmates.

In response to the video, Michael’s new father tweeted that he was “tearing up again.”

WOOD TV captured a photo of Michael sitting beside Judge Patricia Gardner as his parents looked on from behind.

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The congratulations for Michael and his classmates poured in.

CASA of Kent County, court-appointed advocates for children in the court system, wrote on Facebook that adoption day is the best of the year.

“Congratulations to Michael and his family,” the organization wrote. “So cool that his entire class came to support him!”

Even the Michigan State Supreme Court weighed in with praise for Michael and his class.

“So glad he got to share his special day!” the court tweeted.