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Young couple surprises teen with news of adoption, causes emotional response
Adoption
In a video from December 2011, a young couple from North Little Rock, Arkansas, Zach and Anna Dennis, surprise 19-year-old Meredith with the news of adoption. - photo by YouTube screenshot

In this video from December 2011, a young couple from North Little Rock, Arkansas, surprise 19-year-old Meredith with the news of adoption.

Zach and Anna Dennis, both 28 years old and the parents of two young children, had brought Meredith into their home just three months prior to the filming of the video to give her guidance and financial advice in preparation for college, North Little Rock THV 11 reported.

In the video, Zach Dennis shares his desire to make her a permanent part of their family and to always be someone she can rely on.

“I just want you to know that you are probably one of the most gifted, talented people that I’ve ever seen. You’re brilliant, and you’re athletic; you play instruments and you speak other languages, and you take great care of our babies. I just want you to know that you are so valuable. And regardless what the enemy tells you, you are so worth everything,” Zach Dennis said in the video.

“I want you to know that we love you so much, and I want you to know that in six months we still may make you move out. But we want this to be permanent and we want to adopt you into our family.”

Meredith is overwhelmed and brought to tears. In an interview with North Little Rock THV 11, Meredith explained that one of the first things she asked was if she could call Zach and Anna “Mom and Dad.”

The video was posted Dec. 3, 2011, and has more than 900,000 views.

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