A 16-year-old was adopted just in time for the holidays. Anthony, who has been in foster care since has was nine years old, never wanted to be adopted until he met teacher Bennie Berry. The pair met in Berry's English class, where Anthony asked her to be his Mom. Bennie thought Anthony was joking, but agreed to adopt him after he showed her the adoption website.
Berry told him to finish his work first.
"Finish your assignment and then you can show me the website,” she recalled telling Anthony. “Then later I found out that it was really an option to adopt him, so we pushed forward.” The adoption became official just before Thanksgiving.
Berry described her son as an “ideal” and “model” student.
“I have a son. I’m more than elated,” she said. “I have a son for the rest of my life.”