Dads adopt 17-year-old son over Zoom

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Sunday, June 6, 2021
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After being a foster son to Paul and Chad Beanblossom for only a year, Michael asked his new dads to adopt him. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to get creative-and ended up having the biggest Zoom adoption ever! Now the new family is about to overcome one of the biggest tragedies any homeowner could imagine.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. -- Growing up gay in the South, Chad Beanblossom never thought he would be able to start a family of his own. That's because as late as 2017, in some states it was perfectly legal to discriminate against same-sex couples looking to adopt. Recently, Chad and his partner Paul welcomed their first foster son, Michael, into their family.

Over 80 people attended the adoption ceremony, setting the record for the most attended Zoom adoption to date. But that's just the beginning of this story. Hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson, OUTstanding features members of the LGBTQ+ community who are staying true to themselves and inspiring others along the way.

A house fire challenged the new family, but it also brought them together.