The 2020 Gerber Baby Is Their First Ever Adopted Baby and She Will Melt Your Heart

Have you had enough of bad news? I know I’ve had enough of bad news. Plus it’s Friday (I know some of you had to check your calendars just to make sure), and Fridays are the best days for good news.

Here’s some news that will melt your cold, dead heart.

Gerber has chosen their Gerber Baby for their 2020 campaign and this year it is little Magnolia Earl. Magnolia isn’t just mind-blowingly adorable, she’s also very special because she is the first-ever adopted baby to grace the world-famous campaign.

Magnolia appeared on the Today show with her parents Courtney and Russell Earl and her sisters Whitney and Charlotte for the big announcement.

“This is incredible,” Courtney Earl said. “It means that when people see our families, or if you see a family that doesn’t necessarily match, that you don’t have to question the belonging of anybody in that family.”

“Mommy always says a family is built on love,” Russell Earl said. “We may all look different, but we’re one family.”

After having previously adopted Charlotte, the Earls brought home Magnolia a year ago after waiting six months for the phone call that she would be joining their family.

Courtney said they are still in regular contact with Magnolia’s biological parents.

“We celebrate adoption in our family every single day,” Courtney said. “The real hero in this story are Magnolia’s birth parents. They chose her life, and they sent her on this incredible journey.”

The Earl family says they were sure to speak with Magnolia’s birth family before revealing the big surprise.

Here’s to a little beauty in our lives, thanks to Gerber, the Earls, and Magnolia’s brave birth family. They remind us all that America is still great, every day.