NPR Morning Edition: A dream realized

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Adoptive Dad Dreamed A Dream That Brought Him A Son

I was standing in my room this morning and I heard that all too familiar NPR tone coming from the radio down in the kitchen. I stopped getting dressed to listen to what was coming after the tone…little did I know I would be tearing up by the end of the story.

John Curtis with his 11-year-old son, John Wikeira.
John Curtis with his 11-year-old son, John Wikeira.
“I had always wanted to be a parent,” Curtis tells his now 11-year-old son during a visit to StoryCorps in Rochester, N.Y. “So it was a dream I had, but I never dreamed would come true because Papa and I are gay. But we had some friends who started thinking about adoption and that got us thinking.

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