The Pearsons may have considered themselves s a family since the moment they decided to adopt but unfortunately, that didn't make it legal.
This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7 takes us back to when the Big Three were just toddlers circa 1981/82.
During those years, adopting a black child into a white family wasn't so black and white.
Rebecca and Jack fought against "the norm" to make their family official, and if you watch This Is Us online, you know the outcome was successful. Still, it'll be interesting to see them put up a fight for their son.
Take a look at the episode in pictures below!
Mr. President - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
I wish I could say this is Jack Pearson running for President, but we all know that doesn't actually happen. Or does it? With this show, you never know.
Oh baby! - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
The parents-to-be clearly cannot contain their excitement or keep their hands off each other. The episode synopsis teases that Kate and Toby take the next step in their relationship. Will they walk down the aisle before their bundle of joy arrives? Or will they have a shotgun wedding?
Why So Serious? - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
This face... it's the same face that Randall made when he found out his mother lied to him about knowing his father. Who is on the receiving end of this glowering look? From the episode promo we know he's dealing with the foster system so is he visiting Deja's mom in prison and giving her a piece of his mind?
First Meeting - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
Adoption is a very personal and emotional matter, but we cannot forget it is also a legal process. Unfortunately, it isn't enough to just want a child, you have to prove that you're fit enough to raise him/her and that your home is adequate enough. We'll finally get to see Rebecca and Jack go through Randall's adoption process!
Happy Wife, Happy Life - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
Everything about this picture is perfect -- the hand holding, Jack's smile, the way Rebecca looks at him. Being parents is a good look on them. And how could anyone give them anything less than a glowing review?
The Most Disappointed Man - This Is Us Season 2 Episode 7
Rebecca and Jack seem to run into some trouble during the adoption process when the judge admits that he doesn't think Randall belongs in their home. Apparently, in Reagan's America, mixed families like the Pearson's are frowned upon.
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