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By Eric Adler
The Kansas City Star 

Kansas 6-year-old gets new family, name, life amid cheers


OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Court adoption hearings tend to be intimate family affairs. Not on Monday morning, when 48 Olathe first-graders, teachers and a principal rose in a standing ovation for their friend and classmate, 6-year-old Tyler Jones, as he was adopted out of foster care.

Three full classrooms of first-graders from Havencroft Elementary School arrived inside Johnson County District Court, having filled a yellow school bus to be with the boy they knew as Jaxson, reports The Kansas City Star.

Aside from getting a new family and, what is hoped to be a far better life, Jaxson also got...

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