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Cameron & Enrique

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Utah

dear expectant mother

Hello!

We are excited to meet you! Your choice to place a child with a new family is compassionate and brave. We can’t begin to imagine your journey that has led you to consider adoption, and we honor you for it.

As you work through the adoption process, we hope you can envision a future where your child grows up in a loving, safe home. If you choose us, we promise to raise your child where we teach equality for all, learn to be kind and fair, but also focus on being silly and having fun.

Our family has been blessed with varied cultural backgrounds and life experiences that help us to see the world through a welcoming lens. We feel education is very important in all stages of life, and we encourage continued personal growth from childhood through adulthood. Enriching our children with the tools to be successful, independent adults is our goal.

In our home, your child will enjoy growing up with siblings, but they will enjoy individual attention along the way. Our children know they are adopted to the extent their age allows them to understand. We will ensure that your child knows and celebrates their own unique origin story if you desire it to be shared.

If our kind of family sounds like the one you would like for your child, we hope you will reach out to learn more about us. We can’t wait to meet you!

We will ensure that your child knows and celebrates their own unique origin story if you desire it to be shared.

-Cameron & Enrique

About Us

Hi! We are Cameron and Enrique! We both grew up in Utah and have loved raising our cute family here. Our teenage daughter is African American and was adopted at birth. Our toddler son is Caucasian and was adopted through foster care. In our home, we eat breakfast and dinner together every day. We can be found taking neighborhood walks or watching a new TV show together. On weekends, we go hiking in the mountains and explore new trails. We also love cheering for the local college’s women’s gymnastics team. While Utah is famous for its awesome skiing, we prefer to get away to California to visit the warm beaches and Disneyland as often as we can. One of our favorite things to grow in our garden is giant sunflowers. Our kids love planting seeds and seeing them grow through the summer to over 10 feet tall!

Our Home

Our home is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch in a quiet cul-de-sac. An elementary school is a walkable distance from our home. Our fenced back yard has lots of grass to run on and a small garden. We love sitting under our party lights on summer evenings with friends chatting the night away. In the winter, Cameron decorates our yard with a dazzling Christmas light display. One of our favorite pastimes is walking along a nearby river as well as feeding the ducks at a local pond. Close by, there are several playgrounds and splash pads, paved nature and biking trails, kid-friendly museums, botanical gardens, and an aquarium. We love living close to the mountains for hiking, snowshoeing, and canyon drives.

Our Extended Family

Cameron is the fourth of five kids and has three brothers and one sister. Enrique is the oldest of two boys. Together we have 16 nieces and nephews. We love that our kids have several cousins their age close by. Enrique was able to spend a few of his younger years living in Venezuela as his dad is native to that country. We can’t wait to take our kids abroad someday. One of our favorite trips as a couple was to visit Germany and England.

We have run several half marathons and marathons with Cameron’s family. It is such a positive relationship builder to cheer for one another. Each fall we travel to Cameron’s hometown to press apple cider from apples grown in his parents’ orchard. This tradition has gone on for over 25 years, and fall just isn’t the same without fresh-pressed cider. We even served it as our wedding toast drink!

Our families are so supportive of our desire to adopt, and they can’t wait to welcome a new grandchild to our family. Our adopted kids are loved by our extended family just as much as those born to our siblings.

Our Adoption Story

Adoption is the way we intend to grow our little family. On our very first date, we agreed we wanted to add more kids to our lives. Enrique adopted our daughter as an infant with his previous partner, and Cameron had yearned for years to finally become a dad. Fast forward 10 years and as foster parents, we were able to bring our tiny son home from the hospital to live with us and adopt him when he was a year old. There are many amazing kids in the foster care program, and we are still open to adopting through that option again. In the meantime, we are also pursuing a private adoption to help complete our growing family.

more about Cameron

more about Cameron

Occupation:
Stay-at-home dad
Religion:
Be Kind and Lift Others Up
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Business Administration
Food:
Chocolate layered cake
Hobby:
Cooking, home projects
Movie:
Back to the Future
Favorite Tradition:
Carving pumpkins for Halloween, decorating with Christmas lights
Sport:
Running, hiking, road cycling
Holiday:
Halloween–I love the lights, decorations, and costumes!
Music Group:
Sara Bareilles, Audra McDonald, Guster
TV Show:
Cooking or home improvement shows
Book:
Cookbooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Subject in School:
Business strategy, product development
Dream Vacation:
Disney World with our kids

more about Enrique

more about Enrique

Occupation:
Stock plan administrator
Religion:
Do Good and Help Others
Race:
Caucasian/Hispanic
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business
Food:
All kinds of sushi!
Hobby:
Sewing
Movie:
Coco, The Santa Clause, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Favorite Tradition:
Donuts on Saturday mornings
Sport:
Swimming, running, tap dancing
Holiday:
Christmas–I could watch Christmas movies all year!
Music Group:
Madonna, Ingrid Michaelson, Saint Motel
TV Show:
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Book:
The Great Gatsby
Subject in School:
English
Dream Vacation:
Tahiti with my husband

Contact Cameron & Enrique

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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