Kicker – A new home for Christmas

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: This one’ll warm your heart. An early Christmas. 

This story began two years ago. Brian Zach is a police lieutenant who found little 2-year-old Kaila during a welfare check. Zach said she had marks and injuries that were clearly caused by abuse. 

He spoke to KNXV news as little Kaila played on his lap.

ZACH: So I took care of her, took her back to the station and we watched Wreck It Ralph. (Kaila laughs)

Zach, already a father of two, said Kaila immediately stole his heart.

ZACH: When I came home that night, I told my wife about this little adorable girl that we got to meet, and I wanted to just bring her home.

Child Protective Services needed a temporary home for her.  Zach and his wife happily said yes. 

Two years later, the couple got news they’ve been waiting for ever since—their adoption was approved. 

And the now 4-year-old Kaila says she couldn’t be happier.

KAILA: I love him. I love him so much.

A merry Christmas indeed!

REICHARD: Mmm-hmmm.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/Brian Zach)

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