Family in viral adoption video shares their story

MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s a heartwarming story that happened right here in the Miami Valley and has gone global. Laura and Josh Dell recently became parents, adopting baby Ellie. They decided to surprise new grandma Sharon Bloomingdale with the news at her office in Centerville. The cell phone video of the moment has gone viral.

The entire family joined Katie Ussin on Five on 2 to talk about their experience and encourage others to adopt. November 21 is National Adoption Day.

The moment was especially emotional for Sharon, who was adopted herself.

To help Josh and Laura Dell you can visit their fundraising page here: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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