A young boys reaction to being adopted it melting millions of hearts on social media.
Amanda and JoBen Barkey are a handsome California couple with 4 beautiful children and it looks as if their lives couldn't be more perfect.
Yet, the family made a monumental decision that would be a life changer for them all. They decided to host a young Colombian orphan for a month.
This would put them on the path to adopting the 11-year-old Sebastian and making him their own and the event was posted on Facebook/ViralTrend and viewed by 10 million people.
“We are really enjoying our time with Sebastian. He has blended right into our family as if he’s always been here! He’s kind, compassionate, caring, confident, respectful, grateful, goofy, and funny.”
Amanda Barkey, Facebook/ViralTrend, September 28, 2018.
Sebastian was brought to the United States as part of a charitable organization called Kidsave and it was hoped that he would find a home.
JoBen who was born in Peru wanted to help a South American child, and when Sebastian "fitted" into their family so effortlessly, the couple consulted their children about adopting him.
Sebastian had gone home to Columbia, but the family video messaged him and broke the news in the cutest way.
The family made signs in Spanish, which they then took turns holding up for Sebastian to see. On each sign, they’d written the Spanish word for brother, sister, mama, and papa.
At first, Sebastian looked bewildered, then the idea sank in and he realized what was happening. His face crumpled, then lit up with inexpressible joy. He would have a loving family again.
Sebastian has now come back to the United States, and the adoption has become official, and the other children are ecstatic to have their new brother home to stay.
Just like Sebastien, Ivey discovered that she was being adopted after she had been in foster care for three years.
At first, the Zezulkas had agreed to foster a little five-month-old baby boy called Kai, Then they discovered that he had an older sister Ivey, and that their mother was pregnant with a third child.
The couple was expecting a difficult transition with Ivey, but the little girl settled into the pretty pink princess room Paige had decorated for her, and the next day asked if she could stay forever.
On the 23rd of August 2018 that the adoption was approved and the Zezulkas surprised Ivey by putting her adoption certificate in a cardboard box for her to discover.