Brevard County

‘Secured a loving home’: 17 children adopted during event at Brevard County stadium

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — November is National Adoption Month.


The USSSA Space Coast Stadium was transformed into a field of dreams for 15 families adopting 17 children Friday.

Tyrel William Trahan-Little, 16, wasn’t convinced he’d ever find a forever family but he and his adoptive parents, Bryan and Jocelyn Little, chose one another during a court hearing at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium in Viera.

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Tyrel said the experience in group homes and foster homes was difficult.

“Sometimes, I didn’t know where I was going to sleep or where I was going to have to deal with different personalities, different adults,” he said.

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Tyrel has lived with the Little family for six months but was no stranger to them. Jocelyn Little worked in public schools as a behavior technician and said she worked with him for a semester before he was moved to a different placement.

“He was just such a hard worker, a good kid, and just so kind,” she said.

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Jocelyn Little and her husband, Bryan Little, met Tyrel again at an adoption event.

“It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and days, but I know this day to Tyrel means a lot, so it means a lot to Jocelyn and I,” Bryan Little said.

The CEO of Brevard Family Partnership Phillip Scarpelli said this event was a blessing for the families.

“These children have now secured a loving home for the rest of their lives,” Scarpelli said. “It’s something for communities to celebrate on the heels of a pandemic and two hurricanes.”

Now Tyrel has a family that will support his dreams of going to college and becoming a surgeon in the medical field.

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