Joe & Alejandro
Joe & Alejandro
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, 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: FL
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can promise that we will devote to your baby all the love of two parents for whom the chance to have a child is tantamount to a miracle. We have never been able to have a pregnancy, so we can never truly understand how you feel, but we are truly grateful that you are considering an adoption plan for your precious baby. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as adoptive parents.
If you choose us, we promise to give your baby every opportunity to grow up into the best person that he or she can be. We both take education extremely seriously and have the resources to ensure that your baby will have even better access to good schools and college than we did. Naturally, we will teach him or her the importance of love and family values, and encourage him or her to spread his or her wings and to figure out who he or she truly is as a person. Most importantly, we promise to tell your baby every day how much we love him or her and how much he or she has changed our lives for the better.
Joe is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Ale is from Arequipa, in the Andes of Peru. We come from hard-working, supportive, and very loving families that are the most important part of our lives. We originally met in Lima, Peru, six years ago, and we realized from the very first date that we had found each our soulmates. After being together in Peru for a couple months, we decided we didn’t want to be apart, so Ale moved with Joey to New York City, and traveled back and forth to Lima to take care of his business every month. After two years, we finally tied the knot on Cape Cod with family and friends that came from all over the world to share the happiest day in our lives. We recently moved to Miami with the objective of raising a family. We can’t wait to welcome kids into our new home.
We moved to our current house specifically with the goal of raising kids, and we think that our house is a perfect place for our future child to grow up. We have a beautiful house in the middle of an incredibly diverse neighborhood in Miami, Florida, within short walking distance to good schools, two parks, and public transportation. Of course, this being Florida, the beach is a ten-minute drive away. Unlike many Florida houses, ours is nearly a century old, and we’ve put a lot of time and effort into making it comfortable and kid-friendly (there were a lot of thorny plants to take out!). We have mango, avocado, and banana trees growing in our big backyard, and we are building a small guest house there so that Grandma and Grandpa can spend plenty of time visiting in the winters.
Our Extended Family
We both come from fairly large extended families. Joe has two younger brothers and a dozen cousins. Alejandro has an older brother and sister and several dozens of cousins. All of our parents are still alive and are excited to have an adopted grandchild. We visit our families frequently. Joe’s family visits fairly frequently to escape the cold northern weather. For Joe, Passover was always the biggest family gathering of the year, while for Alejandro it was Christmas. Nowadays, Mother’s Day has become one of our most important holidays of the year. We try to celebrate Thanksgiving with Joe’s family and Christmas with Alejandro’s. Both of our families are excited for us to welcome another baby into the family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Wanting to raise children was one of the things that attracted us to each other. Both of us come from fairly large families, and both of us knew since we were teenagers that one of the things that we wanted most in life to was to become a dad. In fact, we can both say that the hardest part about coming out as gay was that we might never get the chance to raise children. Nevertheless, after we met and realized that we had found our soulmates, we decided we wanted to make sure that we were ready financially and emotionally to move forward with adoption. Now, five years later, we’ve put everything in place, and we’re excited to fulfill what for each of us has been a lifelong dream of parenthood.