Minnesota Dads Welcome Newborn Son After Adoption Request Goes Viral
By Nicole Pelletiere for ABC News Go
After a stressful year of waiting to adopt a child, YouTube sensations Joe Morales and Joey Famoso are now proud parents of a baby boy.
The Minneapolis couple announced the arrival of their son, Jackson Rudy, on Monday via Facebook, complete with a video.
"It was definitely really exciting because things happened so quickly," said Morales, of Minneapolis. "The moment we met him and met his mother, it felt very natural. We got to name him and the entire process felt really right. Ever since, it's been deep, unconditional love at first sight. He's perfect, healthy and very, very sweet."
In March, Morales told ABC News that he and Famoso began taking a unique approach by creating a video to capture the attention of potential birth mothers, after their first adoption fell through in November 2014.
Their video, "Dear Future Baby ...(Meghan Trainor Parody)," has since racked up more than 370,000 hits on YouTube.
"I think it absolutely worked," Morales said. "I believe he [Jackson] was created and intended to be our son, but this video did create a huge amount of energy, support and encouragement behind us and the universe to help propel the situation in the way it was supposed to happen.
"We can't help to think: If we wouldn't have created this video, how would his mother have found us and how long would it have taken?" he added. "So it's kind of neat to think about."
Morales and Famoso plan to use their experience for a good cause by creating a foundation to financially and emotionally assist families who are waiting to adopt.