Judge Refuses To Let Quarantine Stop Little Boy’s Adop...

Judge Refuses To Let Quarantine Stop Little Boy’s Adoption.

As the world continues fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus, many organizations are finding creative ways to accomplish their goals remotely.

Due to shelter-in-place orders, Christopher and Tania Parsons wondered how they would be able to go through with the formal adoption of their son. Thankfully, the court didn’t delay the process; they just mixed it up a little bit!

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This isn’t the couple’s first time going through an adoption. They experienced the process with their daughter Angel in 2017, and the final event was incredible.

“We knew how exciting Angel’s adoption was and how much she loved her special day and how memorable it was,” Tania said. That’s why they were so disappointed they wouldn’t be able to do the same thing for 7-year-old Dominic.

But circumstances didn’t stop them from officially welcoming him into the family! Instead of heading to a courtroom for the formal ceremony, they made everything final via a conference call with Judge John F. Cherry.


“You two angels … are going to guarantee a life of happiness and love for this child,” Cherry told Tania and Christopher. “And the court is so grateful to you for stepping up and wanting to be those angels on Earth for this child.”

Then Dominic became an official Parsons! As soon as Cherry made the announcement, the four of them hugged, cried, and celebrated — just like they would have in the courthouse.


What a powerful reminder that love surrounds us, even during a global pandemic. Congratulations, Parsons family! We know you’ll treasure this memory forever.

Watch them welcome Dominic with open arms in the video below, and share the joy with your friends. For more stories of hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.

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