Jason & Joel
Jason & Joel
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: AZ
Dear Expectant Mother,
We want to thank you for choosing life and loving your child so much that you are considering potential adoptive parents. We can’t imagine the stress you must be under right now. We want to assure you that we are a committed and loving couple who has dreamt of having children for years. We promise to provide your child with a home that is full of learning, exploration, fun, silliness, and guidance.
If you choose to bestow this immense joy and responsibility upon us, we would be so grateful to you. This is a blessing for which we have been preparing ourselves for a long time. We hope as you look through our profile, you find something that touches your heart and gives you a sense of how much we will cherish your child. We promise to do our best to provide a supportive and nurturing home. We know it is not an easy path you are on, but if you choose us, we will adore, educate, and love your child with all of our hearts.
We feel very strongly about being open and honest about the adoption process. If you select us as adoptive parents, we will be transparent with your child so it is understood how and why we were chosen to raise him or her. You will always be their mother. If you choose us, we will raise your child together as a modern family.
We have been a couple since 2009 and celebrated our wedding in early 2017. Jason has worked as a teacher and administrator for students who are deaf or blind for the past 15 years. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Culture (TLC) with an emphasis on Bilingual Education. Joel worked as a science teacher in middle and high school for three years before returning to college to pursue a career as a pharmacist. He finished his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in May 2017 and has been working with underserved and uninsured patients as a clinical pharmacist at a community health center. Our home is a multilingual environment that includes American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, and braille. We both love to travel, and our lives revolve around our families.
We recently finished building a home with lots of space ready to be filled with a growing family. There are a total of four bedrooms and three full baths. It is located in a new subdivision close to a major university and only a few miles from downtown. The local school district is award-winning and has a highly rated early childhood development center. We have two dogs, named Bubba and BB. Bubba is a male Beagle mix, and BB is a female Yorkie registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). Our dogs enjoy taking daily walks around the neighborhood and running around in our fenced backyard.
Our Extended Family
Jason is the oldest of four children. His family includes his mother and step-father, father and step-mother, three siblings (two of whom are married), and eight nieces and nephews. Joel is the second of four children. His family includes his mother, three brothers, two sister-in-laws, and five nephews.
We love to go on vacation and spend holidays together as a family. Jason’s family is from the east coast, while Joel’s family is from the southwest. Our extended family is a blend of races, languages, and cultures. We enjoy attending family events such as weddings, quinceañeras, camping trips, vacation destinations, and football parties. We take advantage of any opportunity to spend time together. We think it is important for children to grow up with extended family, including cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
What Led Us To Adoption
We knew we wanted children before we even met. During our first date, it was wonderful to find out we were both on the same page about having children, and we also knew that becoming fathers would not be easy and that it would take time, effort, and sacrifice. Adoption is not new to either one of our families, as we both have relatives who have been adopted, so it was an easy decision because we feel we can provide a loving home to a child already on his or her way to the world. We have spent a good portion of our lives working with children and love watching them learn and grow.