BILL HORN & SCOUT MASTERSON
TV's The Guncles & Founder of 'Hold My Hand'
DR. GUYLAINE HUBBARD-BROSMER, MSW
National Research Director and Home Study Supervisor at Independent Adoption Center
Bill Horn & Scout Masterson
For 6 seasons, millions tuned into “Tori & Dean” and saw the couple’s good friends Bill Horn & Scout Masterson, who became affectionately known as “The Guncles” (Gay + Uncles) to Tori and Dean’s four adorable children – Liam, Stella, Hattie and Finn.
In 2009, fans tuned in to watch Bill and Scout exchange vows at a commitment ceremony planned by Spelling. And throughout Seasons 4 and 5, audiences saw the couple struggle with the emotional highs and lows of trying to adopt a child of their own. Season 5 ended in June 2010 with the news that the couple had found a birth mom. And soon after that season finale aired, the couple announced the birth of daughter Simone Lynn m Masterson-Horn. Season 6 opened in late November 2011 with the birth of Simone, making “The Guncles” the very first gay family with a child regularly appearing on a reality television show.
Since the completion of “Tori & Dean”, Bill and Scout have continued to share their lives with fans via social media and their blog (www.GunclesOnline.com) and launched an adoption mentoring service charity, Hold My Hand. In 2012, Hold My Hand helped nearly 150 families with all areas of the adoption process. Bill and Scout are also involved with the non-profit Baby Buggy, which is dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing, and services for their infants and children up to age 12.
Bill & Scout also run a successful boutique PR and marketing firm, Marque Communications, which specializes in baby and kids products and produces celebrity family events. They’ve built their offices on their home property so they can be close to Simone and see her throughout the day.
Next up? Bill and Scout recently announced plans to adopt a second child. They are currently preparing to start the process all over again and give Simone a much needed sibling.
My name is Alexandra Desmond and I am 21 years old. I am currently attending Cal State Fullerton and will be graduating in May 2014 with my BA in Psychology. I am a birthmother to an amazing and beautiful little girl. She pushes me to be the best I can be. Because of my passion for open adoption, I will be going on to get my Master’s degree in social work in hopes of working with girls and women like myself. My birth daughter and open adoption has been the best thing to ever happen to me.
Dr. Guylaine Hubbard-Brosmer
Dr. Hubbard-Brosmer has dedicated her entire career to family building. She worked in the infertility field for over a decade after completing her PhD in Endocrinology. A career change led her back to get a MSW in order to work in adoption and she started at the IAC almost 10 years ago. Guylaine’s experience with open adoption includes the personal perspective, as she and her husband adopted over 20 years ago. She has given numerous talks at RESOLVE conferences and other educational meetings, has expert videos on www.KidsInTheHouse.com and recently published the book, True Stories of Open Adoption.