Justin & Kyle
Justin & Kyle
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We imagine you’re reading a lot of these, but we hope we might be the right fit for you and your child. We know there’s a lot uncertainty going on right now, so we hope we can offer a few absolutes:
We knew before ever meeting each other that we wanted to be fathers, and we knew after being together we would be amazing parents. Our time spent with nieces, nephews, and our friends’ children has done nothing but increase our desire to provide a loving home to a child, a home full of creativity, stability, and a lot of couch forts. We want to provide a home for your child to grow and explore who they are, what they love, and who they want to be in the world. We want to support, encourage, and give them the kind of childhood we each had, full of travel, family BBQs, festive holidays, plenty of dad jokes (Kyle’s specialty), and time around our horses (Justin’s favorite). As parents, there will be no missed opportunities for your child to be who they truly are and who they dream to be.
Thank you again for your bravery and compassion and for considering us to be dads to your future child. We hope to get to know you more as we work hand-in-hand to provide your child the best life possible.
Since an instant spark on our first date over three years ago, we’ve enjoyed building our life together and balancing each other out. Justin is a successful attorney and very logic-oriented, while Kyle is a creative free-thinker, working as an illustrator and graphic designer. Living in Southern California, we enjoy outdoor living, whether that’s weekend getaways to the beach, riding horses, or sitting on our patio with friends. We also love entertainment, exploring what’s new when it comes to film, television, music, theater, and museums. This year, we were fortunate enough to have all our family and friends present for our wedding, where we got to see what unconditional love and support truly look like.
We share our home with our two dogs (Murphy and Alfalfa) in an upscale and diverse urban community. Our neighborhood really lets us choose our own adventure every day: we can stroll past our outstanding public schools, gorgeous public library, and charming parks; or we can walk to museums, restaurants, and shops; or we might take a short car ride to the mountains, the desert, or the beach. On any given afternoon dog walk, we are sure to bump into other families with small children and their four-legged friends.
Our Extended Family
Family is at the heart of everything we do. We were both raised in families that believe in quality time and traditions.
Justin’s entire (and large!) extended family lives not very from us. We spend a lot of time with them, whether it’s pool and cookout days at his parents’, dinner with his siblings or cousins, or time at his parents’ beach house, where we build sandcastles and keep an eye out for sailboats and dolphins. At any given holiday, you can expect there to be at least 20 people (spanning four generations) with everyone laughing, grandkids playing, and the whole family eating a home-cooked meal together.
Most of Kyle’s family lives in Texas near where he grew up, and we travel to see them as often as we can. His parents live minutes away from his sister, her husband, and our adorable niece and nephew. Our family is pretty big on vacations, so we spend plenty of time on beaches, in pools, in the mountains, and at Disney resorts.
What Led Us To Adoption
It was clear from the start we both wanted to be dads. Having both grown up in loving families, we each spent a lot of time pondering parenting. It was on our first date we discussed what kids would look like for us and how we would make that happen. We have numerous friends who have added to their family via adoption, and we have watched their families blossom. Adoption is the perfect choice to create our family, a family that will mirror the love, compassion, and support each of us felt as children with our own parents.