BEAUMONT, Texas - Anthony Berry, 16, is now with his forever family after he asked his teacher, Bennie Berry to adopt him.

Anthony had never wanted to be adopted — that is until he met Ms. Berry.

Berry is a teacher at Pathways Learning Center in Beaumont, Texas, and Anthony was her student. She says she was surprised to learn he wanted her to adopt him.

"Well, at first I thought he was making jokes until he actually explained the situation. And then we struck a deal: Finish an assignment and then you can show me the website."

It was probably the fastest assignment he had ever completed.

Anthony was the oldest child out of the 18 to be adopted in Jefferson County on Friday. He said he thinks it's never to late to start looking.

"If you have ever thought about adoption or didn't want to be adopted, actually try it because you never know. Take into consideration that someone that doesn't love you, there is always someone that will love you."