March 15th, 2013
05:10 AM ET

32-year-old man to be adopted

A boyhood wish is finally about to come true. But Maurice Griffin had to wait until he was a man for it to happen.

At age 32, the California man is about to be adopted.

"It has to happen," Griffin said. "I didn't fight for all those years for no reason."

Adopting the burly, muscular, mohawk-sporting man is Lisa Godbold, his one-time foster mother.

"I just feel like this makes it official," Godbold said. "And we don't have to keep explaining it now."

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Barbara Taylor

    What a great story. We need to hear more happy endings like this.

    March 15, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    Heartwarming. Like when Exidor adopted Mork.

    March 15, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    This may be a crazy question, but is there some kind of law that prevents one from adopting a foster child ? If not, why didn't they do it when he was a child ?

    March 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. I'll never figure out

    I'll never figure out google. I did a search for the people mentioned here to get more info. For "Lisa Godbold", google images came up with, among other things, a bag of silica gel dessicant, labelled DO NOT EAT.

    March 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Exidor

    Mork... Is that you...

    March 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Monty Python

    I just adopted a 28 yo Ukranian woman. She says, she loves to cook and doesn't smoke and wants lots of babies. Where's my CNN story?

    March 16, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |