Reginald & Wilbert
Reginald & Wilbert
Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MS
Dear Expectant Mother,
We would like to start off by thanking you for your bravery. Our hearts can’t imagine all the emotions you are probably feeling as you read this letter. We know it’s not an easy decision to make, but it is a courageous decision to make, and we both commend you for your strength.
We would like to express to you how much it would mean to us to be parents to your child. It would bring us so much joy and make our lives complete, because a family of our own is something that we have dreamed about for years but didn’t know if it would ever be truly possible. It is surreal that parenthood is actually becoming a reality. We promise to love and nurture your baby. We want him or her to grow up feeling unconditionally loved and adored by two people who will give them the world. We promise to be there for every step of their life, no matter how big or how small the occasion may be. We want the best for your baby, and we promise to give just that. We promise to raise your baby to know exactly how strong you are.
We are Wilbert and Reginald. Wilbert is the Marketing Coordinator for a network of community health centers, and he also teaches GED classes at a local community college. Reginald is the Lead Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician, and he travels to six surrounding hospitals to provide dialysis to patients. We met at summer camp and reconnected in college in 2009. We have been inseparable ever since. Both of us are goofy, and we love to laugh at each other’s corny jokes. We are also both “foodies” at heart. Cooking is one of our favorite things to do together, and we also love trying new restaurants. Our home is always filled with lots of laughter, love, fun, and food.
Our home is located in a newly constructed neighborhood just minutes outside of the city limits, so we have the best of both worlds. We have a three-bedroom home nestled on a third of an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. It comes with a large, newly fenced-in backyard, which would be great for a little playground set, and within our neighborhood there is a little fishing pond we love to visit with our dog, José, who loves interacting with new people. We are just minutes away from our local zoo, bowling alley, and Trampoline Park, and we also have a bike trail not far from our neighborhood, as well as a park and a dog park.
Our Extended Family
Family traditions are big for us. Those are our most memorable moments as kids as well as adults. Thanksgiving and Christmas are now being hosted at our home, and because we have six nephews and three nieces, the holidays are catered around making the kids happy and making lasting memories for them. They are young, but they want to be included in everything. We allow them to help mix cakes and cookies, and they love it. On Christmas Eve, we order pizza and watch old Christmas movies all day long.
Holidays are also usually the time we get a chance to meet up with old college friends who have moved out of state. We made it a tradition to see them and do either a brunch date, late dinner, or something just to catch up with one another.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have a big family, and watching them along with our friends become parents has made us want to embark on the journey of parenthood ourselves. We have loved being father-figures to our nieces and nephews, and now that we are financially stable, we believe it’s time to make our dream of becoming fathers a reality.