Last Wednesday Gloria Campos had a touching On-Air Reunion With an adopted teen who she helped find a family during a WFAA newscast.
The retiring anchor is said to have shared the stories of 350 children in which 75 percent of the children found adoptive families when she took over “Wednesday’s Child”, a weekly program which featured children in foster care in need of adoption.
In 2007, she told the story of 8 year old Ke’onte Cook and he was soon adopted after the segment. Ke’onte Cook’s adoption unfortunately failed, but two years down the line after Ke’onte had switched a couple of foster homes, Campos did another story on him and things turned out to be different this time.
On seeing the broadcast in August 2009, Carol and Scott Cook were moved and knew this was the son they had been looking for.
Carol went on to thank Campos for putting him on the second time to help them see their ideal son that God wanted them to have through WFAA. She said “you’ve also helped him touch millions through him being able to talk about his story.”
During last weeks on air visit with WFAA, Ke’onte, now 14 had the following words to say; “I want to say to her thank you so much, because you’ve made my life worthwhile and you’ve helped me become the person that I am right now,” Ke’onte continued “I probably would have been worse off had you not helped me out.”
Check out touching video of the on-air reunion below.