“We went and picked him up at Children’s Services. We brought him home and we went through the roller coaster ride of foster care for that entire year,” Mandi said.
They instantly fell in love with the little boy and wanted him to become their son permanently. After a year of being Hunter’s foster parents, the Palmers were told they could begin the adoption process.
This past December, the Palmers’ dream came true and they finally had an adoption hearing. After the judge signed the paperwork and announced the adoption was finalized, Hunter looked at Tyler and excitedly shouted “Dad!”
“It was very emotional, in a good way. We had all of our family and friends there,” Mandi said.
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Mandi added: “He just started clapping and everybody just started crying. It was so emotional. It’s definitely rewarding. It’s nice to look in his eyes now and not have to worry that he’s ever gonna have to leave us again.”
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