Arizona Officer Adopts Little Girl He Connected With on Welfare Check


Police officers never know how their day is going to go. It could be that they pull someone over for a report of domestic abuse and have to make a tough call about whether or not to arrest anyone. It could be that they have to enforce face mask mandates when a customer refuses to follow the rules. It could be that something happens that forever changes their lives.

When Lt. Brian Zach went to work one day 4 years ago, he had no idea he was going to meet a little girl who would end up becoming his adopted daughter. The day started out normal enough. He was just going to a routine welfare check, but what he discovered forever changed his life.

When Zach arrived for the welfare check, he met a little 2-year-old girl named Kayla. She was clearly a victim of child abuse. Zach explained, “She had a skull fracture, brain bleed and dislocated elbow. My heart felt for this little girl who was covered in bruises. She had a very strong spirit about her.”

Zach did much more than simply remove Kayla from the child abuse situation. He actually volunteered to let Kayla live with him as a foster care placement; however, he didn’t think she would be with him for very long. He said, “They said it would only be a couple weeks to a month until they could find a placement home for her.”

Watch the video below to learn more about this heartwarming story about how Zach ended up becoming Kayla’s adopted dad.

Adopting Kayla has made a big impact on Zach’s life. Now he plans to foster other children. Who knows. Maybe he’ll end up adopting more children as well.

Does it surprise you that a police officer would end up adopting a child he met while at work? Do you think this particular officer will end up adopting more children?