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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – An elementary school student is thrilled to finally have a forever home after her foster mom officially adopted her, as her classmates watched on.

“I am now Abigail Ruth Novotny,” Abby proudly told WITI.

For the past three years, Abby has been living with Anne Novotny, her foster mother, in Milwaukee. On Monday Abby officially became Anne’s daughter. Her classmates came to the courthouse to support their classmate.

“It’s the first day of school, but this is where we needed to be,” said Rachel Lustig, a special education teacher from Abby’s school.

 Abby will continue to attend St. Coletta Day School, along with two of her siblings, WITI reports.