Class #7: I Adopted A Kid

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Willie Garson is a very recognizable actor who has been in a million TV shows and films but is best known for Sex and The City.  (Who would've thought Man School would meet Sex and The City?)  As a 45 year-old single guy Willie adopted a his son Nathen who was seven. 

In this class we talk about:

  • Not adopting a kid in Africa. like other actors. 
  • People Magazine photoshoot. 
  • Getting the word out about adoption. 
  • Being a parent being more important to him than being married. 
  • Formerly being a Big Brother and a camp counselor. 
  • Not caring about passing on his genes to a biological child. 
  • The Alliance for Children's Rights charity.
  • Adopting a grown kid and not a newborn.
  • Adopting through LA County's Department of Child Services. 
  • The foster care system in Los Angeles.
  • The adoption fair where he met Nathen. 
  • The first day Nathen moved in with Willie. 
  • Nathen's first Passover. 
  • The logistics of raising a kid when you are an actor who works in New York and Los Angeles. 
  • The feelings and benefits of being a parent.  
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