A Texas teenager who had been in foster care for years finally has a forever home after being adopted by his former teacher.
Anthony, 16, of Beaumont, didn’t think he’d ever be adopted, until he met Bennie Berry.
Anthony, who had been in foster care since the age of 9, first met Berry last November when she was his English teacher. By January, he asked her to adopt him.
“How many kids my age get adopted nowadays?” Anthony told reporters.
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Anthony popped the question by asking Berry to look at a website.
“Finish your assignment and then you can show me the website,” Berry recalled telling Anthony. “Then later I found out that it was really an option to adopt him, so we pushed forward.”
The adoption was finalized last week.
Berry, who became a first-time mom, described Anthony as an “ideal” and “model” student.
“I have a son. I’m more than elated,” she told reporters. “I have a son for the rest of my life.”
(H/T ABC News)