'They're the best thing I ever had,' teen says about new parents in emotional adoption-day video

Dayshawn and Michael Shank pose for a photo on their adoption day, Aug. 13, 2018

If there is one thing Sara Cozad was not prepared for on the day she adopted her two sons, it was the heartfelt speech that came from her 13-year-old, Dayshawn.

Why? Because she was more concerned about how his 6-year-old brother, Michael, would behave in the courtroom, she told "Good Morning America."

But Cozad, her husband Stuart Shank and the rest of the family were moved to tears when Dayshawn spoke. The incredible speech was captured by Caleb O'Halloran of NW Creatives.

"They all love us," Dayshawn told the judge, speaking about himself and his brother, who was also adopted that day. "We love them. Our whole family is the best thing we ever had. I'm glad to have these people in my life. I'm glad to be their son. They're the best thing I ever had. If I could wish for anything in the world, I would wish I could just love these people for the rest of my life." FULL STORY


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