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Author's Note: I wanted to do a fic like this where Shannon and Gibbs adopt McGee, Abby, Kate and Tony. I'm adopted and this little poem was in my baby book that my foster mother had put in the front page. This story is very AU.
Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone;
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
You didn't grow under my heart,
But in it.
Shannon Gibbs walked towards the hospital. She loved being a nurse and taking care of people and making them feel better. She was a pediatric nurse and she loved her work with the children. She put her things away and let one of the nurses tell her about the patients. Megan Gilbert had told her about a young boy named Anthony DiNozzo Junior who came in around 7:00 pm and had been abused. His arm was broken, had bruises on his face and body and had welts on his back too. They had charged his father with child abuse. The poor boys mother was dead and only had his father for his caretaker.
The seven year old was a bright eyed and friendly child. He talked about everything and anything. He loved movies and told them all about them. She felt bad for the child that had a hard life in a short amount of time. She went into the room and watched as the little boy shoved his breakfast around. He kept on looking out the window and back to his breakfast.
"Hi. My name is Shannon Gibbs and I'm going to be your nurse today."
The little boy smiled at her and watched as she entered the room.
"Do you want me to cut that for you?" She asked Tony.
"Yes, please." The French toast was getting cold and Shannon wanted him to have it while it was still warm. What a polite little boy he was.
She cut the toast up and asked if he wanted the syrup on it and he nodded yes. The little boy began shoving the toast into his mouth. After breakfast she spent some time with him and he laughed and told her jokes. After that she took his vitals and then told him that she would be back.
That night when she got back from work she talked to Gibbs.
"I've been taking care of a little boy who's been abused. He's such a sweet boy and he's so funny desperate what he's going through."
"What about his parents?"
"His mother died when he was four and his father was put into jail for child abuse."
"That poor little boy."
"Can we adopt him too?"
"I'll see what I can do."
It turned out that Anthony DiNozzo had given up his rights to his son and so they petitioned the court to adopt the young boy.
Tony stepped into the Gibbs's house and watched as the other children watched a movie. He loved movies, but he didn't want to interrupt.
"Abby, Tim, and Kate. I want you to meet Anthony." The movie was paused and the children went towards the little boy. "Anthony, these are our children Abby, Kate and Tim."
It took awhile for the kids to get used to each other, but they began to be protective of Tony after they heard that his father abused him.
A Year Later -
When both Shannon and Gibbs went to bed that night Shannon spoke up. "I'm so glad that we adopted all of them. They may not be our kids biologically, but I feel like they are mine in my heart."
"Me too." Gibbs said. He loved all his kids and couldn't think of a time that he didn't love them. Even after a year later.