Boy, 4, Learns He Will Be A Big Brother The Same Day He Gets Adopted

There are good days, and then there are good days.

Days when everything comes together, days you'll remember for the rest of your life..I'm not talking about the days when you found a fiver on the floor here, I'm talking properly brilliant days. Take a look.

One such day took place in the Dickerson family of Tennessee just last month. A day when your family gets one bigger is a great day, up there with the best, but a day in which it grows by two...well that's just fantastic.

That's what happened to Jordan and Cole Dickerson and, most importantly, to their four-year-old son, Jeremiah.

Jordan and Cole met Jeremiah when he was on a tracheostomy tube in January 2017 and in Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, where Jordan worked as a nurse.

The couple took him into their home and now, a year on, have finally been allowed to legally adopt him.

"The day we've been waiting over a year for!!" posted Jordan on Facebook. "The court system finally caught up to what we already knew to be true...Jeremiah Evans Dickerson is officially ours!

"We have dreamed, waited, and prayed for this day for such a long time. It was even better than I ever dreamed it would be.

"I'm so thankful for our family, friends, and phenomenal support system throughout this entire journey. You all are irreplaceable in our book! Today we celebrate life and so much love for you, sweet boy!"

Credit: Dani Brewer Photograpy
Credit: Dani Brewer Photograpy


A great day, for sure, but one that was about to get even better. Jordan and Cole welcomed Jeremiah into the family - on the same day that they announced that Jordan is now pregnant with their first biological child together.

"Jeremiah prayed to God in April thanking Him for his baby sister... we thought he was crazy at the time," wrote Jordan. "Here we are, 4 months later finding out since then not only that I was pregnant but now that he's also getting his baby sister he prayer for! We are all so thrilled!!"

The family appeared on Good Morning America to talk about their amazing experiences.

"We fell in love with his smile and his joy," said Jordan of the moment that she first clapped eyes on the adorable Jeremiah. "We just knew he was going to fit in our family. There was no denying it.

"I knew there was something different about him I couldn't get him out of my head. I called my husband and said,
'Pray that we can bring Jeremiah home'.

"It was an emotional day," she said of July 16th, 2018. "In the end, Jeremiah has blessed our family more than we could ever imagined."

Yeah, so about that fiver that you found on the floor...

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Mike Wood

Mike Meehall Wood is a freelance journalist and translator. He writes for LADbible, VICE and countless sports publications, focusing on rugby league, football and boxing. He is a graduate of Leeds University and maintains a fizzy pop obsession. Contact Mike at [email protected]

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