The First Ever Adopted Gerber Baby Is Making History

Gerber just made history with its latest announcement, and all we have to say is…yaaasss!

Meet Magnolia Earl, the company’s first Gerber baby who was adopted. The young star, who turns one on May 9, beat out more than 327,000 applicants to become the winner of the 10th Annual Photo Search (and Gerber’s newest spokesperson).

Magnolia appeared on this morning’s episode of the Today show alongside her parents, Courtney and Russell, and her older sisters, Whitney (12) and Charlotte (8), who is also adopted. “We celebrate adoption in our family every single day,” Courtney said.

During the interview, Courtney revealed they’re honored that Magnolia is being recognized by Gerber and confirmed they still keep in contact with her biological family. Courtney went on to say that she hopes their story will inspire others, adding, “It means that when people see our families, or if you see a family that doesn’t necessarily match, that you don’t have to question the belonging of anybody in that family.”

Russell continued, “We may all look different, but we’re one family.”

Magnolia isn’t the first Gerber baby to make history. She’s following in the barrier-breaking footsteps of Lucas Warren (who has Down syndrome) and Kairi Yang (who is of Hmong descent).

Congratulations, Magnolia!


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...