American woman’s tweet about adopting cousin born to drug addict parents melts Twitter
On July 21, Blaine Hamilton of Alvord, Texas, posted pictures of baby Coleman who showed an incredible transformation from malnutrition to a healthy life.world Updated: Jul 30, 2017 13:14 IST
A 21-year-old American woman’s tweet about adopting her malnourished baby cousin so that he will soon become her baby brother, has touched a chord with many others who came online to share their own stories.
On July 21, Blaine Hamilton of Alvord, Texas, posted pictures of baby Coleman who showed an incredible transformation from malnutrition to a healthy life.
Blaine and her family adopted Coleman who was born malnourished from his drug-addict parents. She told BuzzFeed that Coleman is her first cousin on her mother’s side, and that he has been living with them for 15 months.
Coleman weighed below a healthy baby’s weight and that he was “neglected” by his birth parents, Hamilton tweeted.
Blaine’s family decided to take custody of Coleman from his parents who were also related by blood to them.
“He was my brother’s son, so knowing that he is with his biological family and that he will grow up with his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. is comforting and rewarding to us,” Blaine’s mother told BuzzFeed.
When Blaine posted pictures of Coleman’s transformation on Twitter, it received overwhelming response from the users, with over 1,29,000 re-tweets and more than 5 lakh likes.
That's quite awesome!!— Akinkuade Oluwadare (@Akinkuadedare19) July 22, 2017
God has a plan for him definitely!!
God bless your family abundantly!!
Tell Coleman that he's doing amazing❤️❤️🎉— priscilla🌸👸🏾 (@prilizzlmynizzl) July 22, 2017
It's wonderful there are beautiful people out here to take this responsibility and help a baby like this. It isn't easy either.— the devils daughter (@AbejitaaHermosa) July 21, 2017
Moreover, people on Twitter shared their own stories similar to that Blaine’s.
My family took my bro in at 2 weeks from drug addict parents who didn't want him. 8 years old today & he is the smartest/most handsome kid. pic.twitter.com/QPj1HOn22P— travis jones (@travispjones) July 22, 2017
we did the same, he was addicted to heroine ☹️ he'll be 2 next month & he's hyper but a very loving happy little boy! 💙 pic.twitter.com/b4Goa9E36M— 🦂✨ (@JustChillJuJu) July 23, 2017
My wife and I am adopted a little girl hours old and now she gave us a beautiful Grandbaby girl and she loves the lone ranger and Tonto pic.twitter.com/9prqHrih0t— Dwight Kulbe (@dwight_kulbe) July 22, 2017
adopted these three beautiful girls 10 years ago.. all three born with fetal alcohol syndrome & the youngest born cocaine positive pic.twitter.com/MNNvKfCm7L— lög (@whoaa_its_logan) July 21, 2017
Just amazing ❤️ these two where the same case, my mom got them when little girl was born addicted to drugs. Now they are 2 and 5 and Healthy pic.twitter.com/czSnUQhtPO— Jessie Kuhn (@KuhnHead) July 22, 2017
Three years ago we got my little sister from a mom who chose drugs over her and it's the best thing that could of ever happened. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/yGFgTosTfq— gav (@17_gavin) July 23, 2017
I can relate ! It hurts tho bc its family that are drug addicts and gave them up but they're are so beautiful and healthy with us now ! pic.twitter.com/Nbjjf5YBSD— Kayla (@Kaylastoosweet) July 23, 2017
Within 30 days, the adoption process will be finalized, and Coleman will officially be a part of the Hamilton family, Blaine said.
update: he's shocked by all the love pic.twitter.com/CQvX2DE6Fh— Blaine Hamilton (@Valerie_Blaine) July 21, 2017