‘It just clicked’: Wednesday’s Child report helps local teen find her new family
SPOKANE, Wash. — Exactly 364 days ago, Robyn Nance met a very special girl named Jordan during her weekly Wednesday’s Child series.
Jordan likes shopping, sports, Mexican food and the thought of earning her own money. She had been in foster care for a long time and desperately wanted to be adopted.
“I just feel like, if I have a family, I can be a complete person, because right now I feel like a half person, cause that other person is not full,” Jordan told Nance last year. “So, I feel like if I come with a great family and everything and if I felt wanted, I’m more complete.”
Brittany Webster saw that Wednesday’s Child report. Then watched it over and over with her family.
“That was a great way to see what she was like and her personality, and where it came out during that video,” Brittany said.
Within weeks, she, her husband Jason and their son James met Jordan. Instantly, they knew it was meant to be.
“It was great. With the siblings, there was the instant flicking and the elbowing while brushing teeth, and you know, that kind of thing. It sounds like a herd of elephants when they’re upstairs and wrestling around and having fun,” Brittany said.
“We found a beautiful girl who’s a great human being and she’s going to grow up and do great things,” Jason said.
The Websters started having Jordan for regular visits, then extended visits in their Liberty Lake home.
Then in January, in a Spokane County courtroom, before the honorable Tim Fennessy and with the help of attorney Nicole Koyama, Jordan officially became a Webster.
“It’s a blessing to have these people to love me and feel loved,” Jordan said. “I’ve never felt this way about anyone.”
“I’m absolutely proud to call myself her dad,” Jason said.
That love, commitment and acceptance from the whole family has made all the difference. Jordan is make great strides in school. She volunteers as a mentor at an elementary school and interns at an early learning center. She’s involved in theater and is playing high school softball.
“It just clicked. It had a light. It clicked and I felt like I belonged,” Jordan said. “And it felt really good.”
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