Brandon & Josh
Brandon & Josh
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CO
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are humbled and grateful for the courage you have shown and we are amazed at how committed you are to providing the best possible future for your precious baby. Your strength and steadfastness in considering an adoption plan are inspiring. Thank you for reading our profile and for considering us as adoptive parents.
If you choose to place your faith in us as your child’s adoptive parents, we will provide the most loving and warm home. We are ecstatic to begin the next chapter in our lives. We will, to the best of our abilities as parents, try to be everything you would want for your child and more. We will teach him or her the piano, take him or her hiking and camping, build a playhouse, and show him or her everything we can that will inspire and challenge him or her.
We have been married for three wonderful years and have been praying for the moment when we will be able to call ourselves parents. We are excited to begin our adoption journey!
We met in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in January 2015, where Josh was stationed. Josh has been in the Army for over six years and Brandon has been working for an insurance company for four years. We knew from the beginning that we were meant to be so shortly after meeting that we decided to get married in March. Since we have been married, we have gone through two deployments to Afghanistan. At the end of 2015, we received orders to relocate to Ft. Carson, Colorado. We moved to Colorado, already with plans to grow our family.
Our relationship is balanced and engaging. We communicate very well. We enjoy making dinner as a way to wind down. We begin the evening by working on something together. We try and be as transparent as possible and, if you choose us, we will raise your child in the most constructive environment.
We fell in love with how much potential there was for growth here in Colorado. We loved the spaciousness of our property. There is plenty of room to play catch, pitch a tent, have bonfires, and play with the puppies.
We have two dogs, a pug whose name is Bentley and a Boxer mix whose name is Callie. They love to play, and they love when our friends visit with their kids. We have two cats whose names are Jasper and Casper. They are brothers and are inseparable.
Our home is the center of our families and our friends. We host every Easter and Thanksgiving, and we host weekend gatherings. Our friends and family choose our home as the center of our chosen family.
Our Extended Family
Brandon’s family is from North Carolina and Josh’s is from California. Josh’s family is large and loving, and they are always around for every birthday, First Communion, clarinet recital, baseball game, swim meet, and soccer match.
Brandon’s family lives in the same house and town that he was raised in. His older sister built a house right across the street from their parents’ house. Brandon's family is much smaller than Josh’s family; however, they have always been extremely supportive and very close-knit.
We were trying to find the best way to tell our families that we made the decision to adopt. We wanted to do it in person or on Facetime. Brandon flew home, purchased a couple baby bottles, put a note inside that said, “Baby Garcia coming soon” Brandon’s family is excited to do the same things they did with Brandon. We told Josh’s family when he got home from his deployment in March. His siblings were ecstatic that they were going to be uncles and aunts and be able to spoil their niece or nephew.
What Led Us To Adoption
One of the things that brought us together was the fact that both of us wanted children one day. Through trial and error, and exploring the different options, (surrogacy, foster care, and adoption) we decided that adoption was the best fit for us. We had the support of both of our families with whichever route we decided to take. Once we started the process with Lifelong Adoptions, everything finally came together. We knew we made the right decision.