3-Year-Old’s Joyful Photo After Being Adopted Goes Viral

PHOTO CREDIT: Tara Montgomery
PHOTO CREDIT: Tara Montgomery

Just in time for Christmas, a 3-year-old boy who was in foster care for 832 days has finally found his forever family.

Tara Montgomery told ABC News the adoption took place on Dec. 20 in Phoenix, Arizona, after Michael was living with her family for more than a year.

“Michael was placed with us on Feb. 14, 2015, when he was 18 months old. We were his third foster family,” she said. “His original case plan was reunification with his ‘bio-mom.’ When that plan failed, a new plan was set. As a single parent, I was not looking to adopt, just to help kids during transition.”

Montgomery’s daughter Dae Brown posted a photo of Michael on Twitter. It has been retweeted nearly 50,000 times.

His adoption was “meant to be,” she told ABC News.

“This photo is the definition of his personality,” she added. “He couldn’t help but let everyone know that he was being adopted today. We are so happy to have Michael in our lives.”

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SOURCE: ABC News, Genevieve Shaw Brown