Travis & Barron
Travis & Barron
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: NE
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile and letter. Most importantly, though, thank you for your courage and selflessness. We want you to know that we respect the difficulty of the decision you are making, and we want to assure you that we have also put serious thought, time, and energy into our decision to adopt. Your bravery gives hope to couples like us, that we can achieve the family we have always wanted.
We have known from the earliest days of our relationship that children would be in our future. We both come from large, close-knit families, with get-togethers and holidays galore. Your child will be raised not only in a stable, comfortable, and loving home, but there will be a huge support network of family and friends for your child and for us as parents.
Our hope is that from our profile and this letter you will want to talk with us to see just how loved this child will be, how they will grow and blossom, and how big of a blessing they will be to our family. Thank you again for your time, and we hope to be the family privileged enough to be the right home for your child.
We met through mutual friends and have been together for eight years; we have been married since September 2014. Barron is a professor of music at a university, and Travis is a staffing coordinator for a global technology consulting company. Our hobbies and interests are varied: Barron is involved as the director of a professional chorus as well as a community chorus, and Travis serves on local non-profit boards. Barron also loves sports, playing on a local softball team and attending sporting events, and Travis is a home-improvement fanatic. Together, we enjoy going to the movies or out to dinner, but with a little one, we’ve been happy to trade that in for watching TV and spending time together after our daughter goes to bed. As a family, we love hanging out outdoors, exploring the world as Olivia learns to walk, and taking trips to the zoo and children’s museum.
We live in a historic neighborhood in a three-story home on a beautiful tree-lined street a block away from one of the oldest country clubs in the country. There is certainly room in our house for our family to grow! We have a great corner lot with a fenced-in backyard and patio. We enjoy taking walks through the neighborhood and visiting our local park. The neighborhood has many young families, and the sidewalks are often full, with children playing and riding bikes and dog-walkers strolling past. We look forward to teaching the kids how to ride their bikes and taking them to our favorite ice cream shop, just blocks away. We share our home with our one-year-old daughter, Olivia, and our six-year-old Great Dane, Griffin.
Our Extended Family
Travis’s parents, sister, and a portion of his extended family live in a small town about an hour and a half away. We all regularly get together for holidays, as well as for other weekend shopping trips, cousins’ graduations, and weddings, or simply to go out to dinner or go bowling. And, of course, grandma and grandpa have to make random drop-ins to visit Olivia.
Barron’s parents, brother, and a large chunk of his extended family all live in the same small town in a different part of the country. We get to see them over the Christmas holiday, and some of them regularly make the 14-hour trip to spend time with us.
Everyone is looking forward to future family vacations, visits from Santa Claus, and future school and extracurricular activities as our children grow up.
Our Adoption Story
Adoption has always been in the plans for us. One of the earliest conversations when we began dating was whether or not children would be in our future, and we both could not have said ‘yes’ fast enough. Both of us come from large, extended families and have expected that we would also one day be fathers. Once we were married, we began taking the steps to ensure that we were ready to bring a child into our lives. We’ve seen how adoption has positively changed our lives through the process we experienced with our first adoption of our daughter, Olivia. She has been a gift that we would never have been able to have without adoption. We are thankful every day for the addition to our family and can’t wait to grow our family again.