Aaron & YoungKey
Aaron & YoungKey
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: VA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We don’t know the circumstances that brought you to this moment, but we want you to know how profoundly grateful we are that you are considering us: two guys – madly in love, who want more than anything to have a family of our own. We’ve both worked hard our entire lives, but there’s no amount of work that can produce this miracle of birth. If you choose us, you would make an impossible dream come true.
If you choose us, here’s our promise to you: your child will be nurtured and embraced always. Your child will have every opportunity to play, to explore new places, to test new skills, and to pursue every passion. Your child will be challenged to reach his or her potential. He or she will be allowed to make mistakes, and we will show him or her how to get back up after every fall. Your child will be encouraged to keep an open heart, to be a kind and generous friend, and to become a champion for all. In our big and inclusive family, your child will know love.
We are deeply committed to open adoption. If you choose us, we want your child to know the true story of our family, which includes your story. Our child will know how brave you are. If you will allow us, your child will know it was you who chose us to be the luckiest parents in the world.
YoungKey is motivated, fun-loving, and mature. He’s a primary care doctor, and he plays piano and violin. Aaron is goofy, compassionate, and organized. He is the legal director of a non-profit organization that promotes global health policies. We both love to travel and have friends all over the world. YoungKey has served on medical missions in Peru, Guatemala, and Mozambique. Aaron has worked in more than 50 countries. We actually met through a website called Couchsurfing where locals let visitors stay for free. In 2012, YoungKey needed a place to stay while attending a medical conference in Washington DC, and he found Aaron through Couchsurfing. We liked each other immediately and we’ve been together ever since. We both have a passion for cooking and eating great food (Aaron loves spicy food, YoungKey does not), photography, staying fit, and Pixar movies.
Our home is a sanctuary – a peaceful retreat from the crazy world. We live in a suburb of Washington, D.C., with Olive, our fifteen-year-old puppy. Olive might be an older dog, but she is super sweet and has enough energy to jump onto the bed for cuddles. We have a wonderful home near some of the best public schools in the country, in a safe, diverse, and friendly neighborhood. We love our neighbors, and they like to stop over for game nights or BBQs on the porch. Our neighborhood is really walkable, and we like to enjoy the restaurants, bike trails, and beautiful parks (one has a huge waterfall). It is hard to get too far because everyone stops to pet Olive!
Our Extended Family
Our families both value education and hard work, but otherwise they are very different. Aaron’s family is big and loud, while YoungKey’s family is more conservative. Aaron grew up in Seattle with a little brother and sister who still live out west with their own families. Aaron’s Dad is a doctor and his Mom volunteers at Temple. He grew up Jewish, but his family has grown to embrace many different religions and cultures. Aaron’s parents live next to Disneyland with a view of the beach, so we meet up there several times a year for fun and adventure.
YoungKey’s family immigrated from Korea when he was two years old. He grew up outside Detroit with one little sister. His family is devoutly Christian and his mom plays the organ at their church. His dad is a robotics professor and they had a robotic dog growing up.
What Led Us To Adoption
Family is important to us and we feel that adoption is the best answer to grow our family. On our first date, we talked about our dreams of having children. YoungKey gets to see kids every day at his medical practice, and we adore our niece and nephew. Several of our friends have adopted adorable children, and we want a little one (or two) of our own. We are so excited by the chance to raise a newborn baby. We can’t wait to love and support him or her unconditionally throughout all the phases of its life – even changing poopy diapers!