Bradley & Javier
Bradley & Javier
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
The journey you are on must be a rollercoaster of emotions, but we want you to know the child you are having is special, and we would be extremely grateful and honored to be given the opportunity to care for their happiness and love. Generosity and selflessness are two words that come to our minds, but please know they fall so short of describing the person you are, because you are giving someone, and, if we are lucky, us, the most important gift we shall ever receive. Should you decide to let us raise your baby, know they will be surrounded by an amazing family, a strong support group, and unconditional love.
We are excited, anxious, and hopeful about the adoption process and starting and growing our family. From day one, we knew we wanted to share the incredible values, ideals, hopes and dreams that our parents instilled in us. Your child will grow up in a home where their well-being and happiness is the number one priority; we will also work hard to shape a strong, empowered, and successful individual who will one day have a happy family of their own.
We thank you for taking the time to read this letter and considering us as perspective parents. We promise, if given the chance, to be open, supportive, and caring throughout the journey and continue to love and cherish your child always.
We met in November 2014 and jumped in feet-first. We knew we were right for each other when on our first date we discussed family, marriage, and the importance of one day becoming parents. We were married June 2016 in a small ceremony, with just our immediate families in attendance. Bradley works for a non-profit youth organization as a grant writer and fundraiser, and Javier is a financial aid advisor at a local University. Education is important to both of us; Javier recently earned his Doctorate in Business Administration, and Bradley will be completing his Masters in Organizational Leadership at the end of 2018. For fun, we enjoy going to Disneyland, participating in half-marathons, exploring local restaurants with family and friends, going to the beach, and gardening.
We live in California, just a few minutes from Disneyland. We have three dogs, Samson, Oliver, and Delores, who are all spunky and full of life. We live in the house Javier grew up in, in a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood filled with friends in all walks of life. In fact, one of Javier’s aunts lives two doors down, and another lives just a block away!
Our Extended Family
We are so fortunate that both our families are close; we are able to spend a lot of time with them. Bradley’s oldest sister is married with two children (ages ten and five), his younger sister is married with three children (ages five, three, and one), and his younger brother recently got married and is excited to start his own family soon. His mother lives 15 minutes away, and her house is the center of activity for the entire family. Beyond his immediate family, Bradley has two uncles, four aunts, and eight cousins.
Javier’s family is a short hour away. His parents live with his older sister, her husband, and three children (ages 14, 10, and eight), and his younger sister lives nearby with her husband and son (age two). Beyond his immediate family, Javier has five aunts and 22 cousins.
Holidays are big celebrations on both sides of the family. Christmas Eve is spent with Javier’s family, while Christmas Day is spent with Bradley’s. Thanksgiving and Easter are alternated every other year between the families. No matter where we happen to be for any particular holiday, we are always surrounded by family.
What Led Us To Adoption
The idea of adopting was never a question of if, but when. On our first date, we talked about how much we wanted to share our lives with a child and provide the same loving and supportive environment we grew up in. We both grew up surrounded by younger cousins, nieces, and nephews, and we have become such expert diaper changers, we figure it is about time we share this talent. In all seriousness, we both believe being fathers is in our DNA; it’s who we were meant to be. The hope that we will be able to share not only our lives and love with your baby, but also the unconditional love of our families, fills us with joy.