Michael & Cameron
Michael & Cameron
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Religion: United Methodist
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to be the parents of your beautiful baby. All throughout our lives and our relationship, we have shared the desire to be parents. Raising your child would be a gift we’d cherish for the rest of our lives.
We want you to know that we will provide an abundance of unconditional love and a big family that will receive your baby with open arms. From the moment he or she is born, your baby will be the single most important being in our lives, whose happiness and success will be our highest priority. We treasure our childhood experiences, and we cannot wait to pass on our favorite traditions and rediscover all of the simple joys of life.
We’re ready to be the strength and support he or she needs through life’s challenges and triumphs and to act as unwavering, sympathetic guides along the path to coming into his or her own. We can already imagine all the fun we’ll have playing sports and creating arts and crafts projects, throwing epic birthday parties, and being proud audience members at school plays or concerts. We look forward to sharing major moments in the life of the person dearest to our hearts.
There are not enough words for us to express our gratitude and appreciation.
We just celebrated our five-year wedding anniversary and have been together for over nine years. Our first date was cuddling at the movies, and we’ve been practically inseparable ever since! We bring out the best in each other and share a special bond through music. We laugh and joke with each other and maintain youthful spirits as we enjoy growing together. Cameron works for patient services at a rehabilitation hospital and is pursuing real estate. Michael is a saxophonist, programmer, and professor who owns a computer school, and he is a music mentor to middle and high school students. Playing board games, going on outdoor adventures, celebrating and decorating for holidays, and entertaining our friends are some of our most enjoyable activities, and we’re always being silly and joking with each other.
We are animal lovers, with three dogs and a cat, and have had fish, a turtle, and an aviary full of birds over the years. We have a big backyard with a vegetable garden, a rose garden, and plenty of room for a sandbox and a playhouse. All around us are biking and hiking trails and plenty of other young children to make friends with. The schools in our area are excellent, with access to all kinds of extracurricular activities. There are farmers’ markets and great attractions like an aquarium and a huge pumpkin patch as well as easy access to snowy mountains, the ocean, skyscrapers, and wilderness, all of which we can’t wait to show a child for the first time.
Our Extended Family
Michael is the youngest in his family and has a brother, four cousins, and a niece or nephew soon to arrive. He had a very special relationship with his mother, which drives him to someday be as loving and supportive a parent as she was. Together they loved celebrating family traditions like decorating and baking for holidays, playing games, and reading.
Cameron comes from an especially tight-knit family with multiple generations living together and supporting each other. He has a sister and an adorable niece and nephew. Although we live farther away from them now, they maintain a very special bond, and scarcely a day goes by that he doesn’t video chat with everyone. Both of us have particularly special connections to our maternal grandmothers, another thing that brought us closer together, and Cameron’s abuela has come to stay with us nearly every year for an extended period of time, going on adventures with us and cooking the most delicious food. He has seven cousins, several of whom also have children, and we try to get together annually for a big family week, most recently at Universal Studios and Disney World.
What Led Us To Adoption
Ever since the beginning of our relationship, we knew we wanted to have a family together—so much so that we started choosing names on some of our earliest dates! We always knew that adoption was the way for us to build our family and that our home wouldn’t feel complete until we had a child to fill it with laughter and joy. We have so much love for each other and even more to give to a child. We both have helped care for and have mentored young people throughout our lives and have long felt that raising a child together would be the ultimate realization of our love for each other.