John & Zachary
John & Zachary
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MO
Religion: Non-Denominational Christian/Agnostic
Dear Expectant Mother,
Writing this letter, we know we will never fully comprehend the many different emotions you are experiencing. However, we are unbelievably grateful for the selfless decision you are considering. We are two loving, caring, and sometimes (we like to think) funny individuals, and we are excited to create and build a relationship with you.
We’re excited to see how our personalities, values, and commitment will help your child grow into a determined, strong, and empathetic human being. Building a family together may have challenges, but we are committed to creating the best and brightest future for your baby. We understand and appreciate the importance of different cultures and experiences, and we will preserve your baby’s culture to the best of our abilities. With our fantastic families, friends, and neighbors, your child will have a massive circle of love and support around them as they go through life.
We want you to know that we are with you and your baby, in spirit and loving support, and would be extremely honored to join you on your journey. We eagerly await the opportunity to get to know all about you and to share anything and everything about us.
We met five years ago, when John attended a musical Zachary performed in. After the show, our eyes met, and Zachary could not resist starting up a conversation. From that moment on, despite a comically bad first date, we knew we wanted to be each other’s best partner in life. When we first met, Zac was working at a day facility for special needs adults and performing at night. On a whim, he took the LSAT, and his outstanding results led him to law school in Kansas City and then to a large corporate law firm. With the help of our dog George, John runs education programming, primarily anti-bullying and anti-violence efforts in local schools, led by an animal shelter. No matter what we’re doing, we love time spent together.
Over the past few years, we have loved making our inviting two-bedroom bungalow into our very own home. Now, we can’t wait to share it with a baby! When we're home, we enjoy trying new recipes in the kitchen, lounging in the entertainment room, chatting at the dinner table, working on laundry in the basement, or caring for our trees and plants. Our sweet dog, George, loves playing in the yard, greeting passerbys, and exploring the nearby dog park. He cannot wait to share these trips with a new human sibling! Our supportive neighbors love our family and cannot wait to watch over a new little neighbor. The neighborhood also boasts two charter schools, access to all of our shopping needs, and quick drives to theaters, the local zoo, numerous parks, and the interstate for any longer trips.
Our Extended Family
We both thank our families’ influence for building us into the people we are today. As such, we are determined to nurture those relationships throughout our lives. Whether for holidays or a casual weekend, we constantly make efforts to spend time with our parents, siblings, grandparents, and often cousins, too! When life gets in the way of seeing our families in person, we keep in close contact via text, phone calls, FaceTime, and social media, rarely missing a few days without receiving or sending a message of encouragement or love.
Both of us have an itch for travel. John traveled to the United Kingdom twice while coaching a collegiate speech and debate team, and Zachary studied abroad during law school in the Netherlands. We have visited several countries in Europe and honeymooned in Scotland and England. Stateside, our favorite places to travel are Chicago, New York City, and Las Vegas! A local favorite, in Missouri, has provided lovely scenic views for many romantic weekends away. When our family expands, we are excited to share our love of traveling and discover what both familiar and new places offer for babies, children, teenagers, and beyond!
What Led Us To Adoption
Early in our relationship, we began discussing our dreams for the future. We both had visions of a tight-knit and loving family, with pets and children. We researched our options extensively and know adoption is the ideal fit. We both come from large, supportive families that have grown in many varied ways, and we are fortunate that they both have embraced new members without regard for how they arrived. Through this process, we hope to make our, and hopefully our birth mother’s, dreams and visions for the future come true.