Howard & Jacob
Howard & Jacob
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: TX
Dear Expectant Mother,
We’d like to personally thank you for the opportunity to be considered as future parents of your baby. We know the decisions that led you to this point weren’t made easily, and we respect your ability to do what’s best for your child. As a gay married couple, we’re thrilled with the opportunity to grow our family but know this isn’t done easily. Although we are excited to be parents, we are very sensitive to your situation and want you to know that we’ll provide nothing but the best for your child.
We’ve been together for over sixteen years and married for three years (09.18.16). We have a lovely home, an amazing support system, and lots of love to give. As the parents of your child, we would ensure they have everything they need. We’ve already shared this big step in our lives with our family and friends, and they’re just as excited as we are. We already have a room in our home for the baby, we’ve asked around for pediatrician recommendations, and we know which daycare we’ll be using. As your child grows, we know they’ll be the center of everything we do. We get so giddy just thinking about the birthday parties, family gatherings, holidays, etc., that we’ll be able to celebrate together. We’re most excited for the day-to-day activities that will take place: the feedings, naps, playtime, etc., that will help us bond with your baby.
We are Howard and Jacob. We both work at the same financial institution, but that’s not where we met. We’ve been together for over sixteen years and married for almost three. We love spending our evenings and weekends together, regardless of whether it’s just having a home-cooked meal at home or going out with family and friends. We have a senior schnauzer named Perry that we’re absolutely crazy about. We both love all things Disney and try to take a Disney-themed vacation at least once a year. Together, we have an amazing support system consisting of family and friends who can’t wait to see us start our family with a beautiful baby. In fact, we’ve been planning for this for years. Rather than registering for wedding gifts, we announced our plans for adoption to our loved ones and asked for support in lieu of gifts.
We built our brand new home just two years ago with our family and future child in mind. We knew we wanted a larger, open-concept home with a room for our baby as well as space to entertain for the holidays. We love to have our family and friends over and host 25+ family members for Thanksgiving. We’re big fans of board games and have quite the collection. We’re always pulling out a game when friends or family stop by. You’ll notice quite a few Disney-themed games in our collection. Our neighborhood has a cute play area and pavilion, which is frequently visited by all of the neighborhood children. We live in an extremely family-oriented community that coordinates events for the major holidays.
Our Extended Family
Our families are extremely excited for the opportunity for us to welcome a child into our home. Our parents absolutely can’t wait to be grandparents. They frequently talk about how “spoiled” our child will be. We took Howard’s dad to brunch on Father’s Day to let him know that we were going to adopt, and he started crying with happiness.
Most of our extremely close friends have kids of their own, which not only creates a great support network for us but also creates a built-in group of friends for your child. We frequently spend time with our families and look forward to your child getting to know them the way we do. Our families and friends always get together for birthdays, special occasions, and holidays, and we’re most excited for the opportunity to celebrate your child. Now that our cousins have their own homes, we’ll be celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at their homes. It’s beautiful to see how the “kids” have grown up and have started new traditions that will one day be passed on to our children.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to be parents, but as two gay men, it would be impossible to start a family without participating in an adoption program. Two years ago, we decided to purchase a larger home so that our future child could have his or her own room and more space to play. We attended a fostering seminar in our local city but ultimately decided we wanted to pursue adoption with an agency that could help us start our family with a newborn. We are extremely blessed and humbled with the opportunity to raise a child as a member of our family.