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Corey & Brent

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Georgia

dear expectant mother

Writing to a mother of a child we may be lucky enough to adopt has brought up so many emotions. That said, they fade in comparison to the emotions we’re sure you’re feeling. Placing your child into the arms of a family you haven’t met yet is so, so difficult—an emotion we will never understand. We are hoping that writing this note to you will not only convey our endless appreciation but also admiration to you for your courage.

On our first date, we agreed marriage and children were life goals. We are committed to one another but also committed to raising a child and passing on the love and lessons we were lucky to receive. Our hope for our child is not to be a varsity athlete or the next President (unless they want to be). We will raise our child to be authentically themself and, more importantly, kind. Growing up as two gay men in the South, we know what bullying looks like. We want our child to always rise above, stand up for what is right, and be a decent friend for others. Our commitment to you is that any child we are fortunate enough to raise will have a loving family, a comfortable home, and the space to be whatever they want to be.

We have chosen this moment to move forward with the adoption process because we are stable financially and emotionally. We are ready for the playdates with our friends’ children and to have family dinners around the kitchen table. We are ready to love unconditionally. That is our promise to you.

We are hoping that writing this note to you will not only convey our endless appreciation but also admiration to you for your courage.

-Corey & Brent

About Us

Admiration, love, and laughter are the pillars of our relationship. We love to laugh and joke with one another until the other cracks the smile they are trying to hold back. During the week, we work in software management. We have a tribe of friends we value so much. On a typical weekend night, we are with our friends pretending to be chefs in the kitchen and most likely falling asleep in our TV room. (Our couch is legendary according to our friends.) This may sound boring to some, but to us, it’s perfect: relaxing, eating homemade meals (desserts are mandatory), and laughing with our tribe. If we are feeling adventurous, you can find us at the park or attending an MLS soccer game. Our wedding song was “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. This song’s upbeat and positive vibe is a great depiction of what our life looks like.

Our Home

We live in a very progressive and diverse community in Georgia. We built our townhouse in 2020, intentionally close to our gym, locally owned businesses, and multiple parks. Our community is known for its diversity, which is noticeable in our local restaurant scene. Our neighborhood consists mostly of young families. Our shared swimming pool and the green space in our courtyard is always full of families. Our suburb has become a destination for families based on the great school systems and the fact that although we live in a large city, our community still has some small-town charm.

Our Extended Family

Brent’s family is Chinese-Jamaican, with his parents being first-generation American citizens after emigrating from Jamaica. They love to embrace their heritage, often having large family gatherings centered around delicious Chinese-Jamaican fusion food and upbeat music. Brent is the middle of three children, with an older sister and younger brother, both of whom are local. His parents and grandparents live an hour away. His father is enjoying his recently earned retired life while his mother works in customer service. Celebrating Chinese New Year is an annual family activity that is always a blast!

Corey’s parents live in Kentucky, where his mother is recently retired and his father is a bronze sculptor. Art definitely runs in his family since his only sibling, an older brother, is also an artist. His brother, sister-in-law, and two nieces, who have named Corey’s parents Nana and Papaw, live in Wisconsin. Family get-togethers are usually filled with jokes and horsing around with the two young nieces. The family loves celebrating the Kentucky Derby and their local heritage.

We are both very lucky to come from very different yet similarly loving and accepting families that are more than excited for us.

What Led Us To Adoption

As two men, adoption has always been our preferred path to parenthood. Being able to nurture a child and teaching them to be decent, accepting, and loving is the next step in our journey as a family. A mother making the most selfless decision to place her child with another family is something we take very seriously, and it drives us to want to be the absolute best parents we can be. We want to be parents a mother will have confidence in, knowing that although we may not be biologically related to the child, our love is undeniably strong and we will always be thoughtful role models and protectors. A child calling us “Dad” and “Pops” for the first time would be a dream come true. Adoption can bring those dreams to reality.

more about Corey

more about Corey

Occupation:
Software program manager
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA, Business Management BA, Marketing
Food:
Pizza, M&M cookies
Hobby:
Cycling, cooking
Movie:
Forrest Gump
Favorite Tradition:
Opening gifts on Christmas Eve
Sport:
College basketball, MLS soccer
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Queen
TV Show:
Succession, Yellowstone
Book:
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Sicily

more about Brent

more about Brent

Occupation:
HR technology partner
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Asian
Education:
BS, Biology
Food:
Steak, pasta
Hobby:
Video games
Movie:
Air Force One
Favorite Tradition:
Family birthday parties
Sport:
MLS soccer, NFL football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Imagine Dragons
TV Show:
The Mandalorian
Book:
The Great Gatsby
Subject in School:
Biology
Dream Vacation:
Maldives

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