DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4’s Brooke Wagner is starting her 10th year with the Adoption Exchange, telling the stories of Wednesday’s children. Wagner says it’s a thrill when those children find their forever families, just like Marsellus did.
Wagner caught up with the former Wednesday’s child at Hammond’s Candy in Denver.
“It’s good to have a family. It’s fun,” Marsellus said.
This year Marsellus celebrates Christmas with a mom, a dad and two new brothers. Marsellus is finally home.
“They say big things come in small packages, and you really get to see that with Marsellus. The way he carries himself, the way he acts around his brothers, around us, around his friends; you really get how special he is,” Marsellus’ father Terrence said. “It’s amazing we’ve had the opportunity to bring him into our family.”
Wagner first met Marsellus at the Butterfly Pavilion when he was a Wednesday’s child. He’d waited five years and had been through four adoptive placements. He was living at Family First, a residential facility. Little did he know he would one day call Christy, a relief worker there, “mom.”
“We weren’t really looking to add to our family, but I took it home to Terrance and I said, ‘Would you consider this?’ And he jumped on board,” Christy said.
Now, at 11 years old, Marsellus is outgoing, a gymnastics star, and a brother to 8-year-old Ty and 2-year-old Tristan.
“I have brothers and someone to play with that’s interested in what i do,” Marsellus said.
He’s not the only one who’s happier.
“When Mars came in, I felt better because i had someone to play with,” Ty said.
When you give to the adoption exchange or consider adoption, you brighten the future not only for one child, but for everyone they touch along with way.
“He knows that he can trust, that he’s going to be safe in our family, and know that we are his forever family,” Christy said.
Christy and Terrence want to emphasize the need for homes for older children, like Marsellus.
Lean more at the Adoption Exchange website.