What Led Us To Adoption
Having children has been a dream both of us thought couldn’t be a possibility due to being gay. In his 20’s, Andrew first started to think about having children. Christopher’s mom had a licensed day-care in their home, so he has always enjoyed children and wanted to have his own.
Adoption was discussed on our first date and has been part of our decision-making process ever since. For example, when we got married, we legally merged our two last names in order to create a new name so that our child wouldn’t have the challenge of a hyphenated last name.
Many family and friends have adopted. Christopher’s aunt was adopted. His cousin adopted two children of a different race than her own. His sister foster-to-adopted three siblings. Andrew’s college roommate has also foster-to-adopted two children.