The Adoption: Part 1 is the seventh episode of Season 2 of Diff'rent Strokes and the thirtieth episode overall. The episode was written by Alan Rosen and Fred Rubin and directed by Gerren Keith. It originally aired on October 31, 1979 on NBC. The is the first of a two part episode.


Mr. Drummond's plans to officially adopt Arnold and Willis are delayed when a man claiming to be the boys' cousin claims he was promised custody in their father's will.