After learning more about older-child adoption through You Gotta Believe, Mark and Andrew decided it was the best way for them to form their family.
"Hey! I got adopted today! These are my dads, Mark and Andrew!"
Jeremy was 16 years old when he found out his new dads wanted to adopt him.
In late August 2017, husbands Mark and Andrew Mihopulos, 34 and 36 respectively, remember driving out to the east end of Long Island. They knew at the very same moment they were driving, social workers were letting Jeremy know they wanted to adopt him. "We expected Jeremy to be hesitant or feel mixed emotions," shared Mark. "We didn't know how he would feel about having two dads and about having white parents and family, as he is a black young man."