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Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call

Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call

“We colored, we snacked … she held my hand and she was just this cute little thing.”

Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call.
Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call. Courtesy of the Zach family.

An Arizona police officer has given a 4-year-old girl a forever home after comforting her while responding to a child abuse call.

Kingman Police lieutenant, Brian Zach, and his wife Cierra officially became parents to 4-year-old Kaila this past summer.

Caring Police Officer Adopts

In March of 2018, while working patrol, Zach received a call to check Kaila’s residence – Kaila was a survivor of abuse and Zach spent that night bonding with her.

On August 18th, about 30 months after she came into their care, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila and started their forever life together. Courtesy of the Zach family.
On August 18th, about 30 months after she came into their care, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila and started their forever life together. Courtesy of the Zach family. Courtesy of the Zach family.

“We colored, we snacked … she held my hand and she was just this cute little thing,” Zach told GMA. “Once detectives came, they picked her up and took her to the hospital.”

After spending hours with Kaila, Zach, who’s a father of two, headed home to tell his wife that he wanted the little girl to come live with them.

And it all worked out, because when child protective services couldn’t find an immediate placement, the Zachs were thrilled to take Kaila in.

Officer Brian Zach and Kaila hanging out at home.
Officer Brian Zach and Kaila hanging out at home. Courtesy of the Zach family.

“She came with a sippy cup, a bag of clothes that didn’t fit her and that was it,” Zach said.

Adoption Day

And on August 18th, about 30 months after she came into their care, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila and started their forever life together – it was a majical day!

On August 18th, about 30 months after she came into their care, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila and started their forever life together
On August 18th, about 30 months after she came into their care, the Zachs officially adopted Kaila and started their forever life together. Courtesy of the Zach family.

“Within the second day she was calling my wife ‘mom’ or ‘mommy,'” he added. “I was ‘guy’ for a week or two and then when she started preschool she learned who dad was.”

“She is so comical, she is so witty,” he added. “She’s just a character.”

Zach’s message to families who are considering adoption is to not be afraid of the process because it’s “well worth it.”

Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call.
Arizona police officer adopts little girl he connected with while on child abuse call. Courtesy of the Zach family.

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