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: TX
Dear Expectant Mother,
We want to thank you for choosing life and loving your child so much that you are looking for 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 for such a selfless act. This is a blessing for which we have been preparing ourselves for years. We hope as you look through our profile, you find something that touches your heart and gives you a sense of how we would 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 choose us as adoptive parents, we would be open and honest with your child so it is understood how and why we were chosen to raise him or her. You will always be the mother. If you choose us, we will raise your child together as a modern family.
We have been a couple since 2009, and we just celebrated our wedding at the beginning of 2017. Jason has worked as a teacher and administrator for students who are deaf and blind for the past 15 years. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Bilingual Education. Joel worked as a science teacher in middle and high school before going back to school to become a pharmacist. He finished his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May 2017, and he has started his pharmacy career working with underserved and uninsured families. Our home is a multilingual environment that includes ASL, Spanish, and braille.
We both love to travel and have been across the US, Mexico, and parts of Europe. Our lives revolve around our families. We each have three siblings, and we have a total of 12 nieces and nephews ranging in age from three months to 18 years old.
We live in an older established neighborhood just a few blocks from a major university and three miles from downtown. The local elementary school is award-winning and has an early childhood development center run by the local university. We have two dogs named Bubba and BB. Bubba is a 12-year-old male beagle mix. BB is a nine-year-old female Yorkie registered with AKC. Our home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it sits on a quarter acre of land with a fenced backyard. We have plans to extend our home in the future as our family grows.
Our Extended Family
Jason is the oldest of four children. His family includes his mother, step-father, father, step-mother, brother, sister-in-law, two sisters, brother-in-law, four nieces, and four nephews. Joel is the second of four children. His family includes his mother, three brothers, two sister-in-laws, and four 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, quinceaneras, camping trips, fishing expeditions, and football parties. We take advantage of any opportunity to get together. We both have family members who are adopted. We think it is important for children to grow up with extended family that includes cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
What Led Us To Adoption
We knew we wanted children before we met. During our first date, it was wonderful to find out we were both on the same page. We also knew that becoming fathers would not be easy and that it would take time, effort, and sacrifice. We discussed and considered surrogacy, international adoption, and domestic adoption. We have chosen to do a domestic adoption through Lifelong Adoptions because we feel we can provide a loving home to a child already on the way to the world. We have spent a good portion of our lives working with children, and we love watching them learn and grow.