Winston & Gordon
Winston & Gordon
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We know this must be a very difficult time for you. There is so much uncertainty, and there must be so many questions. We wish we had some easy answers for you, but life doesn’t always move in straight lines. Perhaps we can help you figure out some of those answers together by bringing some light-heartedness and much needed relief to an otherwise serious and complicated time.
Regardless of what happens next, we want you to know what an incredibly brave person we think you are to consider adoption. That kind of courage and selflessness gives us a deep level of respect and admiration for you, which we would love to share with your child. We have so much love to give and are blessed with the ability and means to care for a child. We promise your child will be loved and protected, will always come first, will understand the meaning of family, and will always know of your bravery and selflessness.
We can never take your place in your child’s life, but we can offer a loving home for your child to grow up in. If that thought brings you some hope and comfort, then we are happy to be there for you.
We met seven years ago while fundraising and cycling for a seven-day charity bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Our shared commitment to our community and love of fitness proved to be a fantastic foundation for the relationship to come. Over the years, we have performed together in a high-flying aerial act, cycled thousands of miles, travelled across four continents, and rescued and raised two amazing dogs. In 2014, eight months after a magical engagement at Disneyland, we married in front of all of our family and friends. For work, Winston develops software and currently works for NASA, and Gordon is a travel coordinator for several reality TV shows. We both enjoy time at home and are blessed to be surrounded by supportive family and friends.
Our home is on a neighborhood street just a few minutes’ walk from a beautiful park, playground, and library. We are also close to amazing schools, museums, and play places. At home, we have two dogs, Storm and Mystique (yes, we are X-Men fans!). We rescued Mystique when she was only a few months old and then Storm soon after. They are the sweetest friends to each other, and they’re our best friends, too. They’ve also watched three babies, two nephews and a niece, come into the family and have played with them since they were born. Great babysitters both! We love to spend time at home watching TV, cooking, and hanging out with the dogs.
Our Extended Family
We have many family traditions, mainly around the holidays. For the last six years, we have hosted and cooked Thanksgiving. It’s one of our favorite holidays, but not just for immediate family and friends. We like to host an “Orphan’s Thanksgiving,” with the door open to any and all who don’t have family nearby to come and be part of ours for the day.
For Christmas, we always go out of our way to decorate, bake, and make things fun for each other, our dogs, and our family. We also spend some years with Gordon's family in Tennessee and others with Winston's family in California. In Tennessee, Gordon's extended family all gets together on Christmas night at his dad's house, and we all go around opening presents one by one, youngest to oldest. The presents start off as toys for the kids and end up as clothing and cookware for the adults. In the years spent with Winston's family, we celebrate at home (in the warm weather) or make a new Christmas memory by going out of town for a holiday trip together.
What Led Us To Adoption
Before we even knew each other, we each had dreams of adopting one day; it was also one of the first things we talked about early in our relationship. Our families are so important to us, and we have both witnessed first-hand the joy that children bring into our siblings’ and half-siblings’ lives. We are the default babysitters for our nearby niece and nephews, and we love being uncles. In our hearts, we feel that we have so much love to give and hope to have a family of our own one day.