Justin & David
Justin & David
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Multi-Racial
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: OH
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t begin to put into words what this journey of adopting a child has meant to us and how humbled we are that you would consider choosing us to have the honor of raising your baby. Being a same-sex couple brings many challenges that require strength and perseverance, but the strength that you have shown by choosing this path is beyond anything that either of us could think to achieve in our lifetime.
Our lives individually and together have been based on love, compassion, and nurture, and we are so excited to have the opportunity to pass these values on to a child. Growing up, we always imagined being fathers and spending quality moments with our children, as our parents did with us, like playing in the backyard, learning to make homemade “family secret” recipes, and attending every chorus and band concert. We believe that spending time with your child is the most important trait, lesson, and tradition you can pass on as your legacy. Please know that if you choose our family, we will spend every waking moment honoring your generous and overwhelming gift by loving this child with every ounce our heart and being will allow.
Thank you for selflessly helping us take the final steps to realizing our biggest dream: being dads.
We are a happily married couple who enjoy careers as an ICU nurse and catering operations manager. You always hear about people finding their soulmates and most just roll their eyes, but we truly were meant to be together. We found each other later in life, which allowed us to have time to learn who we were individually and what we wanted in a relationship, and we can honestly say that our love grows stronger each day. Four years have gone by, and we still are each other’s rock, best friend, and confident. Laughter and music are constantly heard in our home, and it’s what makes us happy and our relationship strong. We have a lot of love to give, and we can’t wait to one day be able to give that love to a child as a family.
We live ten minutes outside of the city but still have that neighborhood feel, with a backyard and amazing, friendly neighbors. Animals are extremely important to us, and we have the most loving labradoodle who is pure joy to us and everyone she meets. We love the idea of being able to relax on the deck in the backyard but also be able to expose our child to the excitement and cultural experiences city life offers.
Our Extended Family
Traditions are a big part of any family, and ours are no exception. Time spent together is the biggest tradition that our families instilled in both of us, and we will pass this to our children. We come from large extended families and both have memories of holiday dinners with these families laughing and enjoying what it means most: togetherness. Family vacations and celebrations were also a huge part of our childhood and something that we cherished well into adulthood. We also can’t wait to introduce our baby to culture and music, because it is a big part of who we are today.
Music is one commonality in Justin’s family, and they are all excited to explore innate music intuition with the newest addition to the family band. Dave’s family spent a large portion of his childhood exploring the outdoors together, whether by skiing, spending time at the lake house, or by experiencing different cities and its lifestyle. Our baby will have opportunities to be a part of a dynamic extended family who are elated to be able to give their love and support to its newest member.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have each always wanted to be a father and have been exposed to many family and friends who are excellent examples of what this job entails. We also have friends who have completed the journey by adopting outside of the United States and have watched their families grow and the joy and lessons it brings. It’s our dream to grow as a family and to be able to love, care for, and learn from having a child of our own, passing down traditions and giving them the childhood experiences that made us the compassionate men we are today.