Gene is asked to mentor kids from The Ludacris Foundation, a charity organization founded by the rapper that puts musical instruments into the hands of trouble kids. Gene will write a song and shoot a music video with them.
After Sophie's and Nick's strong objection to adoption, Shannon suspects that Gene is wavering as well and arranges for Gene to meet happy families that have adopted. Meanwhile, cut off Nick searches for a place to live.
With Gene's past hopefully behind them, Gene and Shannon move the Tweed-Simmons clan to phase two which includes putting their adoption plan back on track and making sure Nick has a plan for his future.
Shannon is worried the family will sabotage her adoption plans during their official interviews with the agency. Meanwhile, an upset Sophie is nowhere to be found and will not return any of Shannon's calls.