2nd-grade Teacher Adopted Her Student From Foster Care

For kids who live in Foster Care, home and family to call their own can be a dream turning true. Having someone to care for can be the best thing to happen in life. Loralie Henry, a 9-year-old girl knows the absence of intimate family. She wished for more. She has been a foster kid for more than 1445 days. Loralie spent years being scared as she moved to different foster homes. But one day, her life changed! 

Meet Loralie Henry, a 9-year-old foster kid who went to foster care when she was just 4 years old. 

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Loralie began her life in foster care and returned to her mom when she turned 5 but came back to foster care when she was 6. 

She didn’t have the easiest life. 

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Loralie said, “I was in foster care when I was 4. Then I went back to my biological mom when I was 5. Then back in foster care when I was 6. It was scary, too. I didn’t know what to expect in other homes or what they would feed me,” she said. “I didn’t know what to do. So I thought, ‘Well, what should I do? Is there anyone waiting for me?’ I was really scared. Until I met my mom. My second grade teacher.”

Meet Zoe Henry, Loralie’s teacher in second-grade class.

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Living in La Verne, California Zoe was a single mom with no intention to adopt when she met Loralie. 

When she met Loralie in school, she knew that Loralie was special. 

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Zoe told ABC7, “She came into my class, and I just took one look at her – her little freckles, her little birthmark.”

She added, “I am going to adopt this little girl. She’s my daughter. The minute I set eyes on her.”

Two days later, Zoe brought Loralie home. 

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Zoe feared Loralie will be adopted by someone else. But, she reached the adoption centre on time and adopted her. 

Loralie recieved the perfect gift. A home, finally! 

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The adoption was finally made official after 2 years. 

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Luckily, there are people like Zoe Henry in the world to give us a heartwarming story! 

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