Video: Here’s Cole and Heidi Hamels at a Photo Shoot with Their Two Boys and Adopted Ethiopian Baby Reeve

Here’s what Ms. CB said to me when we were watching this story last night: “Why is it a four-year approval process to adopt a baby from Ethiopian? Like, can they really afford to be picky?”


There’s no way demand is outpacing supply here. Plus, Cole and Heidi will bring in more than $200 million in their lifetimes (probably well north of that)– what Ethiopian adoption broker had the gall to put them on a waiting list? That’s great, Mr. Famous Millionaire, and we’ll be sure to add it to your file. But there are other concerns for this starving child who was abandoned in the AIDS riddled country. What kind of toys will you give her? Will she get her own room? Will you get her a dog? She wants a dog. What about a gazelle? Will you allow her to put sugar in her cereal? Will she be breast fed?

Anyway, good for Cole, Heidi and baby Reeve. That kid just hit the jackpot (quite literally), and so will the next Ethiopian the Pitts Hamels say they plan on adopting.

Now seems like a good time to remember this quote from Heidi, in 2009:

"We're in the process of adopting an AIDS orphan from Ethiopia. Maybe two. I'm so pumped. I'd adopt six if I could. When I was five years old-I grew up in a very rural town in Missouri, and I had never even seen a black person-they asked us to draw a picture of ourselves in the future, and I drew myself holding hands with a line of tiny black stick figures. I've always wanted this."


[Diane Sawyer voice] And there they are, three-fifths of the Hamelseses. And what a lovely family they are: [end Diane Sawyer voice]

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  1. I’ll never understand the celebrity trend of adopting African children, but good for the kid, seriously. Now there’s one less starving kid in the world, so good for the Hamels family.

  2. He literally hit the jackpot? Interesting. He honestly doesn’t appear to be of age to play any games of chance which would result in one literally winning the jackpot.

  3. Serious Allegations. Most disturbing is the “housing for women to get pregnant and use the infants for the orphan adoption program”
    is that like a baby farm ?

  4. [Diane Sawyer voice] And there they are, three-fifths of the Hamelseses. And what a lovely family they are: [end Diane Sawyer voice]
    … I see what you did there.

  5. Over/under on the kids 1st brush with the law is at 11 yrs old

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