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Girl Starts Crying When Foster Parents Tell Her They're Going to Court To Adopt Her

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Jennifer and Jeremiah Frank enjoyed their Arizona life. They had a son, Skyler, and together they were all a happy, active family.

But, as Jennifer told Love What Matters, she was not quite content. She was interested in adopting, bringing a new child into her family, while her husband was not convinced.

“My husband and I had disagreed on adoption for a couple of years,” she wrote.

“I was the one pushing for it, my husband was comfortable in our life and didn’t want to change it. My parents were foster parents and were fostering Shailee.”

Shailee was a young girl who was fortunate enough to have been in the Frank’s lives. She couldn’t have guessed what would happen after meeting them … but then, no one did.

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“We are a family that likes to hike,” continued Jessica, “and one weekend my parents had invited my husband and me to go hiking with them, my brothers and Shailee.”

“I had met Shailee before this hike, but my husband had not. This was the first time.”

The group went out to a restaurant and chatted, and that’s when Shailee revealed that the one thing she wanted most in life was to be adopted by a family.

The formerly resistant Jeremiah melted. Just one meeting was all it took for him to realize he was actually interested in adoption.

“That was it. That night, my husband told me that it was time to start our classes to be licensed to foster.”

“That was in March of 2016. By December of 2016, we had moved Shailee into our home with the intent to adopt.”

“She didn’t know we wanted to adopt her, she just knew that my parents were closing out their foster license and she was moving in with us.”

So on the morning of November 7, 2017, the Franks woke up their kids and took them to school: business as usual.

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After school, they told Skyler and Shailee something wonderful on the drive home. They had wanted to surprise Shailee with the good news, and it’s safe to say they were successful!



“Really?!” Shailee asked, gripping the armrests. “You’re lying.”

“Today’s your day,” said Jessica. And it’s been her day ever since, as she is now officially a member of the Frank family!

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