When a Kid Called Him “Officer Dad,” This Master Deputy Knew Exactly What He Had to Do

By Anne Cacherell

People who are willing to adopt understand the importance of raising kids in a permanent, loving and nurturing environment. It creates lifelong security and acceptance indispensable to a child’s welfare and development. Meet Master Deputy Mike Gibson, the school police officer who decided to adopt a 6-year-old boy, who had already been in multiple foster homes.

Working as a full-time resource officer at District 6 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Gibson interacts with a lot of students, one of which is a 6-year-old boy who suffered child abuse in the past. The “unadoptable” kid went through 8 different foster homes because of his behavior issues. And as they spent more time together, the boy started calling him “Officer Dad.” Gibson felt the boy’s need for love and a real home so he decided to go above and beyond the call of duty by adopting the kid. Learn more about this touching story and how adoption changed their lives by watching the video.

It’s amazing how love and security impact children’s behavior. What can you say about Officer Gibson’s decision to adopt the kid? Tell us what’s on your mind.

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