• Teen asks teacher to adopt him

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    BEAUMONT, Texas - A teen in Texas now has a family to call his own, and he found it in the most unexpected of places.

    Anthony Berry, 16, said he never wanted to be adopted. But he changed his mind when his teacher walked into his life, KBMT reported

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    Bennie Berry is a teacher at Pathways Learning Center. Anthony was in her class. Eventually he told her his secret: that he wanted her to be his mother.

    She thought that Anthony was joking, but then he explained his background. 

    “And then we struck a deal: Finish an assignment and then you can show me the website,” Berry told KBMT.

    And he did.

    Friday, Anthony’s dream came true, as he became the oldest child of the 18 kids who were adopted in Jefferson County, Texas.

    Anthony told KBMT, “If you have ever thought about adoption or didn’t want to be adopted, actually try it because you never know. Take into consideration that someone that doesn’t love you, there is always someone that will love you.”


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