x
Breaking News
More () »

Corpus Christi's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Corpus Christi, Texas | kiiitv.com

Bill Clinton congratulates boy who brought class to adoption ceremony

Clinton congratulated Michael Orlando Clark Jr. and tweeted, "Our country could use more of it."
Credit: 13 ON YOUR SIDE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former President Bill Clinton tweeted his congratulations to a 5-year-old boy who invited his entire kindergarten class to his adoption ceremony Thursday.

Clinton specifically talked about the work he and his wife Hillary did regarding the issue, especially adoptions out of foster care.

Michael Orlando Clark Jr. invited his entire kindergarten class to attend his adoption hearing Thursday, and his entire class celebrated with him as he joined his new family.

RELATED: Young boy invites entire kindergarten class to his adoption hearing

Each of Clark's classmates introduced themselves and told the judge why they were there. The courtroom erupted with applause after Clark and his new parents banged the gavel, making the adoption official.

Credit: 13 ON YOUR SIDE

"Sometimes their journeys have been very long, they've included miracle and change for the children and family and incredible community support as you're able to see today in Michael's adoption hearing," Honorable Judge Patricia Gardner said.

Thursday marked the 23rd annual Adoption Day in Kent County.

More from 13 ON YOUR SIDE:

RELATED VIDEO:

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app now.

Have a news tip? Email news@13onyourside.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.