|Have you met Victor yet?|
One of my all-time favorite movies is Parenthood with Steve Martin. The movie was created in 1989 and shows a ton of family dynamics; it's one of those movies you can quote every line to (like Dirty Dancing).
Fast forward to 2010 and Parenthood, the television show, runs its pilot episode on NBC. (And I freak out with unabashed excitement.) The show explores a variety of important family issues like autism, adultery, working mothers and stay-at-home dads, interracial marriage, alcoholism, first loves and college-bound teens. How can you not fall in love with this show??
NOW...fast forward to 2012 when two characters on the show are looking to adopt and, low and behold, they adopt an older child! Julia and Joel are a married couple who are desperately looking to grow their family. After the birth mother they have been working with changes her mind after giving birth, they decide to contact an agency. Here is a link to an interview with the actors who play Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) discussing the new story line of Victor, their newly adopted son.
You can watch Parenthood on Tuesdays 10/9C on NBC.