Justin & Alex
Justin & Alex
Race of child interested in adopting:
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IN
Dear Expectant Mother,
While we do not know what has brought you to this difficult moment in your life, we want you to know that we recognize the strength and courage it has taken to bring you here. The amount of love you feel for your child to allow another family to raise them is truly admirable. Up until this point, we have only dreamed of being given the gift of a child. For you to bring that dream to reality is something we can only repay you with by continuing that unconditional love for your child as they pursue their own dreams.
Should you decide our family is right for your child, we want you to know that your child will be unconditionally loved. We will support them through all of their firsts: first word, first fall, first steps, first heartbreak. We will teach them that they will make mistakes, and that it’s what you learn from your mistakes that makes you a better person. We will celebrate their uniqueness, nurture their interests, and remind them to have fun along the way. We will teach them about the world, its cultures, differences, similarities, and how to be active in our communities and support each other as a family. We look forward to starting traditions of our own that will bring us closer together as a strong, loving family unit.
It is our hope that by reading these few words and looking through our photos that you are able to see your child becoming part of our family. A family that will grow in happiness, strength, and, above all, unconditional love.
We are Alex and Justin. Alex works in talent acquisition and as a certified travel agent. Justin is a graphic designer/photographer for a Fortune 500 company; he also works as a part-time adjunct professor for a local college, is an instructor for the percussion section of a local high school marching band, and a big brother through Big Brothers, Big Sisters. We have been a part of each other’s lives for over ten years now. We became best friends after meeting in college during marching band and grew even closer through the music fraternity. After school, Justin moved closer for his job, and we started dating. Later, Justin proposed to Alex in the theater where we spent a lot of time, and a year later we married. We spend most of our time together as a family. We have family nearby and family in other states, and we love to see them as much as we can. We enjoy traveling around the world and experiencing different cultures.
We live in a three-bedroom house on the corner of a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood. We enjoy spending time in our three-season patio while watching the dogs, Dutch and Phoebe, play in the fenced-in backyard. We enjoy doing puzzles and going for walks. Our community has lots of outdoor festivals, museums, theaters (including touring productions), an ice skating rink, swimming pools, a nearby theme park we frequent, city parks/playgrounds, a riverfront to go walking along, and a zoo, all of which we cannot wait to experience more as we grow our family.
Our Extended Family
The most common response we received when we shared the news of our adoption decision with our extended families was, “I can’t wait to babysit for you!” The support from our families has been wonderful.
Alex’s family is close by and we visit them frequently. We enjoy going over for dinner on the weekends, we attend an annual air show every year, and our favorite tradition with them is going to the movies during our holiday celebrations. Alex’s mom is looking forward to gifting the cradle that has been passed down through her family to us during the early years, and his dad adores children. We even joke sometimes that he would almost prefer to talk with kids than adults.
Justin’s family is spread throughout the country, but we are frequently in contact with them. We typically see them two or three times a year for holidays or for a quick trip to get away. His family has a strong Dutch heritage, so our recent family trip to the Netherlands was a wonderful adventure to experience with everyone. We really love to play cards and board games together as a family. His parents are really looking forward to finally becoming “Opa” and “Oma.”
What Led Us To Adoption
To have the opportunity to adopt and raise a child would truly be our dream come true. We have always seen our family coming together through adoption. Justin grew up in a Christian home, and he remembers seeing families bring their adopted children to church. He always looked up to them and dreamed of one day being able to adopt a child of his own. In a way, there has always been a sense that adoption was our destiny. We both have adopted family members in our extended families and have seen the joy and impact it has brought to everyone involved.