Video of Barkey family welcoming Colombian boy into household goes viral

Anaheim residents, Amanda and JoBen Barkey seem to have a perfect life. The happy couple are both active members in their community and have four gorgeous children. Yet during the summer of 2018, the family hosted a young Colombian child for a month, and suddenly they realized that their family wasn’t quite as complete as they’d thought.

Sebastian is 11 years old and has no biological family of his own. The child was brought to the United States as part of a charitable organization called Kidsave, which brings adoptable children to the U.S. in hopes of finding suitable parents for them.

When it was time for Sebastian to go home, though, he and his new friends were incredibly sad to say goodbye. Little did the young boy know that Amanda and JoBen had already made a huge decision for their family: they intended to adopt him!

In a video that’s rapidly going viral on the web, Amanda and JoBen sit their kids down for a frank conversation about adding to their family. The kids were 100% on board, so the next step was letting Sebastian know that his entire life was about to change for the better!

When they finally ask him outright if he’d like to join their family, his little face crumples in the most beautiful expression of naked joy we’ve ever seen. It’s a truly wonderful moment!

Sebastian is still in Colombia and the Barkey family has set up a fundraiser to help with the remendous costs associated with foreign adoption.

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