Did The Blind Side’s Tuohy Family originally plan to adopt Michael Oher?

In a surprising turn of events, the Tuohy family from “The Blind Side” has revealed that they never actually intended to adopt Michael Oher, the real-life inspiration for the film. According to a recent court petition, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy acknowledged that they do consider Michael as part of their family, but not in a legal sense.

The couple’s attorney, Randall Fishman, announced on August 16th that the Tuohys plan to voluntarily terminate their conservatorship over Michael. This decision comes amid an ongoing lawsuit involving Michael and the Tuohys. Marty Singer, another lawyer representing the Tuohys, stated that they will never oppose Michael’s wish to end the conservatorship, whether it be now or in the future.

This revelation comes as a surprise to many, as “The Blind Side” depicts the Tuohys as adopting Michael and giving him a loving home. In the movie, Michael is played by Quinton Aaron, while Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw portray the Tuohys.

It is unclear at this time how Michael feels about the situation, as his representative has not yet commented on the new court petition.

While the Tuohy family’s decision may come as a shock to fans of the film, it is important to remember that real-life situations often differ from what is portrayed on screen. The bond between the Tuohys and Michael may not be legally binding, but it is clear that they have formed a strong familial connection over the years.

As the story continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how this new development will affect the relationship between the Tuohys and Michael. Nonetheless, it serves as a reminder that the true nature of family bonds cannot always be defined by legal documents.