Nate Fons is like any other little boy in mid-October.
The five-year-old has his mind on Halloween and little else. But before he can don his Power Rangers costume and get to the business of trick or treating, there's some business to be taken care of on Monday in Flagler County.
That's where he and his grandparents will travel to a court house where they will officially adopt ‘Little Nate.'
"(I'm) going to be a new mom," explains Frieda Fons.
This has been a long time coming for the Bay area resident and her husband Don.
Back in 2010 Nate was just three years old when he was abandoned at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
His story became national news after friends of his mother left him off at the iconic church shortly after she was arrested and thrown in jail.
The Fons were awarded custody of Nate soon after the incident. And now, two years later, "grandma" and "grandpa" will officially become "mom" and "dad."
"It's been an emotional roller coaster, it really has," adds Don Fons.
The Fons say Nate's mother was granted supervised visitation with her son in the summer of 2010 but after she didn't show up for several scheduled visits that was revoked.
Nate hasn't seen her since.
They say the questions about "mommy" have all but disappeared.
"He doesn't ask anymore," Frieda says.
Instead they say the once shy little boy is blossoming and growing more confident each and every day.
"It's totally brought him out of his shell," Don adds. "It's like [he's] a totally different child."
The Fons say Nate realizes they will become mom and dad Monday, even if he can't grasp the reason why.
The little boy's father, William Fons, was in jail a Florida State Prison when he was abandoned two years ago.
He was released in February but has not yet come to see his son. They believe he is currently living in Maryland.
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