Hello, and welcome! Please read all you can here, especially the stickies at the tops of each section. I think it is great you are looking to take this dog in and show him what a real family home life is like, and if you aren't able to adoption is also a great way to go! One of my dogs is a senior pit bull that I adopted, and I couldn't have asked for a better companion. As for your parents, be patient. My mom was scared to death of pit bulls and thought my youngest would surely eat me in my sleep. Since she met her 5 years ago, she has completely fallen for the breed and calls my 2 girls her "grand-babies". Some people will never come around, regardless if your dog is the most well behaved dog they've ever met, but there are many that will come around!