Justin & Jason
Justin & Jason
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: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We first and foremost want to thank you for considering us to raise your baby. We will likely never fully be able to understand the sacrifice you are making, but we want you to know your courage is answering our prayers and giving us hope that we will finally be able to start a family and pass on our most loved stories and traditions. We will work every day to provide your baby with a life full of love and laughter.
Growing up, we both knew we wanted to be fathers. In fact, it may be the only thing we have both always been sure of. As two gay men, starting a family is not quite as easy as it may be for others. It was this challenge that led us to the wonderful opportunity of adoption. We cannot wait for what the future has in store. We cannot wait to teach your baby how to cook, or ride a bike, or to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving with family and go on trips and adventures. More than anything, we cannot wait for the special little everyday moments at home.
No amount of thanks would ever truly repay you for the incredible gift you would be giving us. The best we can do is guarantee you your baby will never go a day without knowing he or she is loved completely.
Jason is a licensed vocational nurse, and Justin is an attorney in healthcare regulation. We were both born and raised in Northern California and have lived in the area all our lives. We first met in July 2014. Justin had just graduated from law school, and Jason was getting ready to begin nursing school. It didn’t take long before we fell in love, and a few short years later, we got married and set off to enjoy the adventure of life together.
We love to travel, go to the movies with family and friends, and taste as many different kinds of food as we can find. More than anything, we love staying home together and just watching a movie or playing games. On most days, that is where you will find us, with Jason working in the backyard and Justin cooking and baking in the kitchen.
We live in a newly built, two-story home in the suburbs in California. Our home is located in the center of our street and is surrounded by wonderful neighbors. One of our favorite things about the neighborhood is that we are within walking distance of a beautiful new park with play structures, tennis courts, a soccer field, and an outdoor auditorium. At home, we have three energetic dogs and one sweet cat. Our home is less than five miles from great schools as well as shopping, movies, restaurants, and a brand new family aquatics center. We love our home and purchased it with the goal of being able to raise our family here.
Our Extended Family
We both come from relatively large, tight-knit families. We are lucky to live close to our families and celebrate many different holidays and occasions together.
Some of our favorite traditions include celebrating Chinese New Year with Jason’s family and Thanksgiving with Justin’s family. For Chinese New Year, we usually go to Jason’s parents’ house to share a delicious meal. We play games and give red envelopes to all of the kids. For Thanksgiving, we have a large dinner with all the traditional Thanksgiving fare, but our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the Turkey Olympics. Our aunt and uncle host a series of games to compete in. The winning family gets bragging rights and their name engraved on a trophy.
One tradition we love celebrating with both families is Christmas. We have always enjoyed gathering with our families to brave the cold and decorate the houses with lights, nutcrackers, and a fresh Christmas tree. We always look forward to delicious food with, of course, a few presents sprinkled in. It truly is better to give than receive, and Christmas is the time we are able to give back to our families for all they have done for us.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both come from fairly large families. Growing up, and even still, spending time with family was our favorite thing to do, so we always knew we wanted to start a family of our own. The question was how we were going to do it. We explored different options and, for a time, were strongly considering surrogacy. However, after some reflection, we thought adoption provided us with a unique and wonderful opportunity to help a mother in need and provide a loving home for a beautiful baby. We feel beyond blessed to be able to take this next step, and we cannot wait to complete our family.