Brad Benton and his partner, Brad Letson, began their quest to adopt a child in January 2009. After nine months without any leads, Benton, who has a background in marketing, was inspired by a segment on a morning show about a couple who had adoption success via Facebook.
The couple placed an ad on the site to target female connections between the ages of 18 and 35, and the very next morning, they discovered an email from an expectant woman named Sesa Juliana expressing interest. The trio continued to correspond, and before the arrival of baby Kyle, traveled to New Mexico, where it was legal for same-sex couples to adopt.
Since their son's arrival, the two Brads have continued to utilize Facebook to connect with and inspire other same-sex couples who are considering adoption. Their Facebook group, My 2 Brads, chronicles the family's adventures, and they've recently begun the search to adopt a second child.