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Biological Father Surprises Family To Thank Them For Adopting His Son | The Kelly Clarkson Show

Biological Father Surprises Family To Thank Them For Adopting His Son | The Kelly Clarkson Show

– I wanna introduce you to
a family that went viral for a photoshoot celebrating
their youngest son’s adoption. What struck a chord with a lot of people was how multicultural the family is. Here to tell us about it is
the Jones-Baldwin family. Y’all, give it up for ’em! (audience cheering) Alright, well, welcome to the show! – [Keia] Thank you! – So, tell us, who is everyone here? – Okay, well, this gentleman beside me, this is my husband, Rick. Then, he’s holding our
two-year-old son, Princeton. We just recently adopted him. – Hey Princeton! – [Keia] And then we have Ayden. – [Kelly] Hey Ayden, you are so cute. – [Keia] He’s been with us for five years. He’s eight. And then we have the teenagers on the end, they’re 16, both of ’em. – [Kelly] Good luck! – [Keia] I know! (laughing) We have Zariyah, she’s
my biological daughter from a previous relationship,
and then we have Karleigh, and she’s been with us for awhile. (audience applauding) – Awesome! And just in
case everyone missed, this is Keia, obviously. Yeah, I was gonna say, I
don’t know if I said Keia in the beginning. – Yes, this is me. – So did y’all have some tacos backstage? – [Keia] We did. – Oh my gosh, I had the steak ones! – They were so good! – They were so good!
It melted in my mouth! (Keia laughing) I was like, this is not on the plan, Keia. – It’s not, not on my plan. – It’s not, but I do,
I love the photoshoot. Who’s idea was it to do it? You can walk around, Princeton. This is your show. (Keia chuckling) You wanna sit with me? You can come sit with me! (audience awing) – I have a three year
old, so I’m used to them feeling my mama energy! – [Keia] I know, right? – I have a three year old. (audience clapping) So who’s idea was it to do it? – It was our idea, it was my idea. – Yeah, it was my wife’s idea. We were pretty, everybody
was pretty excited about, you know, the adoption, and we wanted to do something special. She came up with the idea, we pretty much went over
the things that we wanted to go on our shirts. She reached out to one of my friends, and he made the shirts for us. – Oh, that’s so cool! Man, I love you guys. Princeton wasn’t your first
child to adopt, right? Was it Ayden, or was it, did you end up getting Karleigh first? – Karleigh came first, yes. – [Kelly] Okay. – But no, we didn’t think
about adoption initially because just having Zariyah
as a biological daughter and we couldn’t have
children the traditional way, I didn’t want to make it seem, you know, for it to be unfair, because I didn’t know
if I was gonna love them the way that I love Zariyah, and I just could not have that. And then when Karleigh came– – It’s really important that
you have that discussion with yourself before you do it, too. – You just never know,
and I didn’t want to, you know, have them feeling
any type of way in our house. And so Karleigh came in– – [Kelly] So how did Karleigh, yeah? – She changed everything,
my heart was like, oh my gosh, I do love,
I can love! Ya know? – That’s so awesome! Karleigh, you did that! – I did that! (audience applauding) – So, Zariyah, y’all were friends, right? – [Zariyah] Yeah. – Were y’all friends first,
and that’s how that happened? – Yeah, we were bestfriends. – [Kelly] Bestfriends, I love it! Now y’all are sisters! – Right. (laughing) – Well, how do you feel
when you’re adopted into the family? – Well, I was very, I felt
very loved, and stable where I was at. It was nice to know I had a family behind me that
was able to support me every step of my way.
As we said, me and Zary were bestfriends, and now we’re sisters, and couldn’t ask for
anything better than that. – [Kelly] So cool! (audience applauding) So Mike, you originally worked
with foster kids, right? – Yeah, I was just discussing
with them for a minute that I did work in a group
home for about a year and I learned so much from the experience and I felt like I didn’t
have as many tools because I was young and I came out of college, I had a graduates degree but not in this area of childcare or
anything of that nature. But what she told me which stuck with me was that, you know, really,
you just need someone that is love and cares about
the kids at the end of the day and that’s such an
important thing, ya know — – It really is! – Is to really care– – Man, that’s amazing! – Yeah– – Okay so– (audience laughing) – I love it! You keep running! You’re not gonna wanna do
that when you’re older, just keep doing it now! (audience laughing) – You originally didn’t
know Princeton was white? – [Keia] No – [Kelly] They don’t tell you that. – They don’t – Which I actually love.
‘Cause it doesn’t matter. – [Keia} Right. Yeah. – Because love is love. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gay couple. If
it’s a black or white couple an Indian couple. It doesn’t matter. (audience cheering) – [Keia] Yeah, no– – [Kelly] You just wanna be loved! – Yes, that’s right! And that was the only
qualification that we had. Just love. So, we didn’t
say, you know, send us any specific age, gender,
you know, or whatever, so, love. – I love it. Did it kinda
for your family, was that kind of a shock, though,
because you were like oh! – (imitating explosion) (laughing) – [Kelly] (laughing) Was it like, oh, well that’s different, but okay! – Yeah, it was! – [Kelly] Yeah, I imagine! – Did you unwrap, like
it came in a package, and you open it up and it was like– – It was like, oh! – Oh! – Turn it around, and surprise! – Oh my gosh, good luck, because you got a lot of energy! Don’t you fall! – Yeah, don’t fall off
that stage! (chuckling) – I like my money,
don’t sue me, Princeton! I worked hard for this! – Alright, well we’ll
find out how Keia and Rick made that discovery after the break, we’ll be right back y’all. (audience cheering) (upbeat music) (upbeat music) (clapping) – Alright, y’all, welcome back, I’m here with Mike Colter, who is famous for playing a super hero! (audience cheering) And I have a family of
real-life super heroes, the Jonas-Baldwin family! (audience cheering) – Three of their four children are adopted and they recently went viral for their photoshoot, celebrating the adoption of their youngest,
two-year-old, Princeton. So, we mentioned, you
didn’t know Princeton was was white. How did you find that out? – They called me to do
skin-to-skin with him. Which is like, you know,
you go to the hospital, and you put them on your chest, I know! And you bond with them, you know, so he was in the NICU– – And for people that don’t have babies, it’s a really important thing for babies, especially babies that
don’t have moms around, so that’s why they ask people, because that skin-to-skin, is like really developmental– – [Keia] Right, yes. – For them, in the early stages. – So I get there, and I’m excited, and my husband’s like,
“Don’t go to that hospital, ’cause I know you gonna
bring the baby home.” And I was like.. (Kelly and audience laughing) (Princeton cooing) – And I was like, “no I’m not!” – Yeah. – And so I get there, and I’m like ew, you know, there’s a
lot of babies in there, and I’m like, the black and brown babies, like, “which one am I
putting on my chest?” And she was like, “no,
that one over there.” And I was like, “the white baby?” (audience laughing) You know, and I was like, “okay, well, give him here!” And I just put him on my chest! (Princeton shouting) (everyone laughing) (audience cheering) – He was like, “ahhhhh!” – [Keia] Growlin’! And I put him up here, and it was just like, I
fell in love with him. And I was like, my husband
was right, I shouldn’t’ve came, because I’m
bringin’ him home, sorry. – Awe, you fell in love with him! – Yes, I did! – That’s hard to do! I
can’t, I don’t know how people do that skin-to-skin
and leave without them. – I know! Leave them up there! – Yeah. – I was up there every day! – Yeah. My husband is backstage right now, going, she is not allowed to ever do that. (audience laughing) She’s going to bring home all these kids. – Skin-to-skin equals adoption. Skin-to-skin, adoption. Skin-to-skin, adoption. – [Kelly] Straight there, straight there. So what’s it been like, Ayden, having a little baby brother? – It’s been great, he’s
smart, he’s intelligent, he’s very cute, and he gives
very great, grateful hugs. (Mike and audiences awing) – I love you! You are gonna be a little lady killer! Look it, he’s just so cute, oh my God! Okay, so you’ve had mixed
reactions from people about Princeton, right? – Yes. – How is that? How do you deal with that? – Well, you know, we get lots of stares. It’s rare, you know,
where we’re from, to see African American families
with Caucasian babies. – [Kelly] (giggling) He’s gone again. – So, we get a lot of
stares. I’ve had, you know, the police called on
me. Where I’ve had to– – What?! – Yes, where I’ve had
to show documentation that he’s my son, and– – Do you get mad at that?
I would get mad at that. – You know, we’ve tried
to just kinda push it to the side and just
choose to love regardless. – It’s almost like you’d
rather somebody just say something, like instead of, like, don’t stare at me, I
get that might be weird, but just say something– – Yeah, yeah, it’s just easier to say– – I didn’t steal this kid. – I know, I know! – There goes Ayden! Going after, y’all are going to be performers. It’s your stage, y’all, it’s your stage! – And I’m not the babysitter, ’cause I get that a lot, too. – [Kelly] Oh gosh, oh my gosh! – [Keia] Yeah, yeah. – [Kelly] People are rude! That’s like coming up to
ask if someone’s pregnant. Don’t do it! – [Mike] No, no. – Don’t do it! – [Mike] In all fairness,
so my wife is white, and so we have biracial kids
and she gets the same thing. And we have a white wife, and my kids, you know, they look, they’re black, so sometimes at the
airport and they are like questioning the kid a
couple years ago, the kid, she can’t talk at the time, they assume that she is the babysitter or something, and it’s awkward, it’s awkward– – [Kelly] That’s so weird, we’re such a multicultural.. America is
a melting pot of everyone. You see it everywhere here– – [Mike] Yeah, it’s annoying. – [Kelly] I love that about America. (audience clapping) – [Kelly] Yeah. This is what I love, too, you’re open to keeping in contact with all of the biological parents, right? – [Keia] Yes. – You’re open, I think that that’s a really cool thing. – [Keia] Yes, it has to be. You know, I think that
it’s really important to keep them connected, you know, to their birth families. I call
it my bonus families. I don’t want to ever put
my children in a position to where they’re questioning,
like, well why didn’t you, you know, uh uh. No. You know, I would rather them know, and especially that one. (audience laughing) – [Mike] He’ll burn out soon. – [Kelly] Alright, well, we
have one of the biological parents here today who
wanted to say thank you. Come on out, John! (audience cheering) – [Kelly] Thank you, how are you doing? – [John] I’m good, how are you? – [Kelly] Nice to see you! – [Keia] Oh my god! – [John] How you doing? (audience applauding) – It’s been awhile. – Oh my god! – [Kelly] I thought it’d be all smiles, and there’s tears, too, I’m so sorry! – No, oh my gosh, I’m so happy to see you. – What do you want to say
to the beautiful family? – I want to thank you Keia, and your family, for caring for Princeton and just everything– – No, thank you, you know, for the gift. – Oh, you’re welcome, at the time, I couldn’t, I was
seventeen, I just couldn’t, I wasn’t ready, and I’m
really really grateful for you guys. – [Kelly] Do you know how amazing that is? You are the greatest young man, to know that, man, this is more than I can handle right now, and you wanted to do something better for your child. (audience clapping) That’s the coolest.
Like, that’s a real man. That’s a real man, a real
woman that can do that. I think that it’s an amazing thing that you get to see this beautiful family that they’re with. Like, what a beautiful familey of mixed culture
and everybody’s invited, and it’s just a really nice thing. Is there anything that
you want to tell John? Have y’all met yet? – [Keia] Yes! – [Kelly] Okay! – Yep, John was right there with me, doing skin-to-skin. He
was there the very first parts and different things just led to, you know, the separation, but we got in contact with eachother
a couple weeks ago when the adoption was finalized because before then we couldn’t. – [John] Yeah. – [Kelly] Yeah. – And I told him, I was like, it’s time for you to meet your son and be aquatinted with him, but that’s it, this is our son. This is our son. (audience clapping) – I love that you just said, “our son.” Because what people don’t
realize, too, is that, I mean, I grew up with a
single mom, and it’s like, a village raises a kid.
Not just one person, not just two. A whole village
of people raises children, teachers, everybody– oh,
watch yourself, yeah I know. I love you, I just don’t want
you to die on my show, okay!

100 comments on “Biological Father Surprises Family To Thank Them For Adopting His Son | The Kelly Clarkson Show

  1. First time seeing Kelly Clarkson show… I don't know how I feel about her hosting a show she needs a lot of work. She kind of seems just all over the place.

  2. That is so dangerous to say, that a village raises a kid. It takes a family made up of a married man and woman. Studies show kids grow more stable with mom and dad.

  3. Honestly i cant understand why any black person would subject themselves to hate and criticism and prejudice for trying to love a child who needs help! I couldnt do it! White children belong with white people and black children have no business being a adopted by white people who need slaves!?

  4. Both of my kids are korean/black/white …. their skin tone is dark. I always get asked are those my biological kids or are they adopted…. they are my biological kids and they are loved! Love is LOVE!

  5. She has a show!! What in the world??? I enjoyed seeing the family and the real father. Kelly doesn't seem real enough for this though. She seems more like "I don't really care. This is boring. Where's my check?". I can't be the only one who feels she's wrong for a talk show…

  6. I'm sorry but I died when she said the name of her adopted son…….

  7. All children need to be loved. Too many grow up without a stable home. It’s Great if the parents are loving and caring for them. Race doesn’t matter.

  8. anyone want to support a small YouTube channel? I have one and am trying to grow mine. It’s a family style vlogging and just my experience as a mom of 4 ??☺️ I would appreciate the subs ❤️❤️????

  9. As a young girl My first love was a black man in the air force. He was the father of my baby sitters and when we would go to their house to have dinners or what ever I just remember I loved that man with all my heart. I loved his daughters too, they were family. In the military you do not grow up seeing color… you grow up seeing people.. at least that is how I grew up. Now it seems as if you can't see anything different in anyone or your politically incorrect. It makes my heart sad.. and makes me wish we were all purple skinned with green hair and black eyes.. then lets see how we can all get along. Love knows no set lines and these people show us that.. we should all stop making assumptions.. stop pretending we are on twitter and can say what we want without repercusions… and remember there are real people behind these comments real lives.

  10. I LOVE this!! What a beautiful, loving, grateful family! I wish you all the best. Love is love, it has no color. What a blessing!! ❤️❤️❤️

  11. no offense to that dude but no in all fairness it’s NOT the same thing, ur white wife doesn’t get the cops called on her for having a mixed child, she’s just asked if she’s the babysitter which is bc the CHILD is black not because she’s white. That lady had the cops called on her because SHE was black not the child

  12. I don't see how that dude could sit there and be that emotionally disconnected towards his biological son. Wowwww.. To me he is just sitting there like that baby is not even his.. he didn't even hug him or hold him wowww

  13. Wow what a pos the real father is. Does even acknowledge his kid when he walks out on stage. He will have huge regrets when that kid gets old. Probably choice partying over been a father. Money don’t matter

  14. I was crying to see this video coz so much love from them to their children,fyi no matter ur skin are black,white,chocolate or wherever,i don't care about it coz so happy live in this world with many colors n respect each other?,i love them n i love this video so much

  15. I love the way he was sitting on his father's lap and the way the father held him with so much love and affection love doesnt have anything to do with the colour of your skin or DNA

  16. I love families like this, blended ,rainbow families. Something so beautiful about a family built purely on love and the selflessness to those who want to give a child a chance who may have had nothing otherwise. That's so beautiful I love how she got to do skin to skin and all and you can tell how well these couples are bringing up their children as they all look so happy and content ,the second youngest is so articulate. I have found out I may not he able to have children and its becoming ok with me, seeing all these beautiful families makes me happy that I could do that one day and I really think it's so beautiful. Best of luck to all of them. The mom is one incredible lady ❤

  17. I absolutely love this episode, and can totally relate on the biracial issue. someone called 911 on me saying I kidnapped my daughter( I look white and her father is black, she's very dark), I was mortified. I did laugh when I was asked if I was her foster mother on a separate occasion. ??‍♀️??‍♀️

  18. Keia::: “Oh the white baby, okay give em here”


    Hilarious ????????

    I can’t wait to go into foster care and hopefully adopt. I was in foster care from 3 days old until I aged out at 21 years old. After 12 different homes in 21 years, I think I would make a great foster parent, because i know first hand how it feel mentally and physically from both the system and child.

    God bless them and all GOOD/SINCERE adoptive and foster care guardians ???????

  19. I'm a black man and I'm over joyed for everyone but especially for the adopted mother and the birth father ; it took so much courage to do what they did for this beautiful child. To come on national TV and admit what he couldn't do, opened so many other doors for his son and for adoptions. Love isn't always what you keep, it's also, what you give away.

  20. Such a beautiful story!! So crazy how she was talking about the moment she found out her new sons race…..she said “Give him here!” and at that instant he let out that happy scream/growl.

  21. I am Asian married to a caucasian man. When my daughter was little and we walked together without my husband. Many people thought I was the baby sitter. They were asking where is the mother. At the end I pretended that I was a baby sitter who doesn’t speak English. And my daughter said “mooooommmyyyyy what are you saying”. Watching those idiots reaction to what my daughter said just priceless hahahhaha

  22. “this is OUR son.” i mean come on. God is WORKING in this family. they’re spreading His LOVE across racial gaps and so much more. and if you’re reading, YOU can too!! ask God how. whatever you’re going through, God accepts you and will send you people that will, too, if you ask. you are so loved and if you don’t know Jesus, PLEASE, search a Billy Graham message on YouTube and look up “who You say i am” by hillsong!! or reply :)❤️

  23. What a beautiful family .
    God bless this couple .❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️?????????✌️

  24. everyone thinks my mum is my older sister, she was a young adult when she gave birth to me. Still it's weird how they make surprised Pikachu face when i tell them that she's my mum.

  25. I understand people adopting kids who lost parents or something like that………….
    but how can americans be so naive not to use condoms for sex……………….
    real stupid & later make a great show about their stupidity……………..

  26. Wow, what a refreshing and uplifting segment. Kudos to the kind hearted, nurturing, and loving parents for sharing their love unselfishly with others.

  27. Kelly Clarkson's such a real woman without pretence. She laughs from her heart.
    What a lovely video.

    I also loved the "Our son" part. Kia has a very large heart.

  28. I love this family! This is what family should be. And a loving unselfish young man putting his son's life, needs, and future first.

  29. All babies are so pure but the evil world makes them believe they are different with just their skin colour…isn't that being ignorant??

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