“Welcome to the courthouse on this amazing day,” 17th Circuit Court Family Division Judge Patricia Gardner as she opened a hearing during the Kent County court’s annual Adoption Day Thursday.
“On Adoption Day, there’s so many emotional stories of how children come to families.”One of those families includes Michael Clark Jr. and his new mom and dad.
Andrea Melvin and Dave Eaton became Michael’s foster parents about a year ago.
“I understand we are joined by Michael’s kindergarten classroom and teacher,” Gardner announced from the bench as Michael’s adoption came up.
Michael Clark’s classmates joined him in 17th Circuit Court in Grand Rapids as he celebrated his adoption to Andrea Melvin and Dave Eaton.