A boyhood wish finally came true. At age 32, Maurice Griffin was finally adopted.
“It was the best day in my life,” Griffin said after the proceeding in San Diego Juvenile Court. “I fought for 10 years and finally the day came.”
The story is somewhat reminiscent of the Blind Side film. Adopting the burly, muscular, mohawk-sporting man is Lisa Godbold, his one-time white foster mother. She was ripped from Griffin’s life when he was just 13, after the boy told social services he wanted his parents to spank and discipline him the way they do their two natural-born sons.
20 years later, his beloved foster family found his MySpace page.
On Friday when the quick hearing was over and the adoption was finalized, Mrs. Godbold said, “I was just overwhelmed with emotion.”
The two said their story offers hope to orphans everywhere.
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