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Michael & Gustavo

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Minnesota

dear expectant mother

We want you to know we’re grateful for your consideration and the time you’ve taken to look at our profile. We know you’re facing a difficult decision, and we hope you know how courageous and selfless you are.

We are husbands, best friends, and world travelers. We love to spend time together, with our families, and hosting our friends. Our lives are full of adventure, both close to home and miles away. We enjoy bike riding, skiing, yoga, and other ways to stay active. Travel is our passion, and we do that as often as possible. Gustavo is a teacher, speaks Spanish, and absolutely loves the fall. He can’t wait for pumpkin patches and apple orchards with a little one. Michael works in finance, and he loves winter activities. He’s looking forward to skiing, building snowmen, and having snowball fights.

Family is the most important part of our lives. We spend so much time visiting our families and enjoying the love and support they share with us. Your child will be so welcomed and is already so loved by all of the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins waiting for them.

We are fully committed to the challenges that come with parenthood. We complement each other and know we will raise a strong, caring, and compassionate child. We promise to honor your gift by providing a home full of love, education, travel, diversity, and adventure. We thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for bringing us one step closer to our dream of growing our family.

We are fully committed to the challenges that come with parenthood. We complement each other and know we will raise a strong, caring, and compassionate child.

-Michael & Gustavo

About Us

We met in 2006 in Mexico City, Gustavo’s hometown, while Michael was interning there for college. Gustavo saw Michael from across the room and instantly knew he was the man he wanted to spend his life with. More than 15 years later, we are married, best friends, and lifelong travelers always seeking a new adventure. We live in Minnesota, where we love to host and really embrace the importance of togetherness. When we’re not home having a bonfire in the backyard or a lovely dinner party, we’re exploring the world together and making memories miles away. Our favorite trips to date have been to Croatia, Stockholm, and Ireland (where Michael had to quickly learn to drive on the “wrong side” of the road!). We’re looking forward to seeing Iceland and Spain later this year and can’t wait to take a new little traveler along with us.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a beautiful three-bedroom home in Minnesota. We have a backyard with a large patio, perfect for outdoor get-togethers, and room to play. Coco, our 13-year-old mini poodle, loves to spend time in the yard chasing squirrels before making herself comfortable on the couch to sunbathe. The city we live in is family friendly, with bike paths sprawling across the entire city and many seasonal festivities to attend, like Gustavo’s favorite: Fall Festival!

Our Extended Family

Growing up, we both learned the importance of family and spent a lot of time enjoying the company of ours. Michael is originally from Wisconsin, where his mom and dad still reside. They can’t wait to be grandparents, and his brother and sister-in-law can’t wait to be an aunt and uncle. Gustavo was raised in Mexico City with a large family, including two sisters and a brother. He has seven nieces and nephews anxiously awaiting a new cousin to play with! Because we were brought up in such different places, we have so many fun and diverse traditions to pass along to our child. Michael can’t wait to take them skiing, like his parents took him, while Gustavo looks forward to celebrating Dia de los Muertos with them, as his grandmother did with him.

What Led Us To Adoption

Gustavo grew up helping to care for his niece and has always known he wanted to be a father. When we got married, it solidified Michael’s decision to be a dad, and he knew he wanted to have a family with Gustavo. Together, we explored all the different ways we could grow our family, and we knew adoption was right for us. We have so much love to give, so many traditions to pass on, and so many adventures planned for our child. We cannot wait to share our lives with a son or daughter.

more about Michael

more about Michael

Occupation:
Risk & Control Manager
Religion:
Lutheran/Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of International Business Administration
Food:
Mexican, seafood
Hobby:
Traveling, biking
Movie:
The Bodyguard
Favorite Tradition:
Thanksgiving
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Lady Gaga
TV Show:
The Crown, This Is Us
Book:
Anything by James Patterson
Subject in School:
Spanish
Dream Vacation:
Maldives

more about Gustavo

more about Gustavo

Occupation:
Elementary teacher
Religion:
Catholic/Spiritual
Race:
Hispanic/Latino
Education:
Master of Education
Food:
Mexican, sushi
Hobby:
Yoga, gardening
Movie:
Black Panther, The Greatest Showman
Favorite Tradition:
Day of the Dead
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Whitney Houston, P!nk
TV Show:
This Is Us, Black-ish
Book:
Becoming, The Hate You Give
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Bali

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