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Huffington Post Spotlights Alumni Couple and Son
Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) & Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) Share Adoption Story

The Huffington Post tells the touching story of how two Andover Newton alumni came to adopt their son.

The Rev. Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) and the Rev. Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) were interviewed for a feature story appearing June 24, 2016, in the online news portal's "Queer Voices" section as part of a longer series titled "Let Love Define Family."

Kevin and Bruce are both ministers in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina, and the Huffington Post article tells how they dealt with taking in a foster son while Bruce was finishing his time at Andover Newton and Kevin was at home helping care for a terminally ill sister.

It's a touching story, a testament to faith and love, and despite the hardships along the way, it has the happiest of endings: a child finds a loving family.

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