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Derrick & Cody

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Missouri

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We are so grateful you are considering us as adoptive parents and understand how challenging this decision is for you. We can’t imagine the diverse and strong emotions you are feeling during this process, but we can assure you that your child will grow up with two loving parents who will dedicate themselves to their happiness and wellbeing if you choose us. We hope our profile gives you a glimpse into our lives and your child’s future home.

Having a child was always a goal for us ever since we started dating. We are very family oriented, and your child will have a vast support network and will feel supported in all avenues of life. Our families are beyond excited to meet them and to include them in our family traditions and holidays.

We’re also very excited to share our love for games, music, reading, and food with a child. We intend to give them every opportunity available to nurture their interests, education, and relationships. We will guide and encourage them to become the best person they can be.

We can assure you that your child will grow up with two loving parents who will dedicate themselves to their happiness and wellbeing if you choose us.

-Derrick & Cody

About Us

We are Cody and Derrick, and we were both born and raised in Missouri. Cody’s early passion for education led him to a career as an elementary school teacher. We both enjoy spending our time at home, with family, and playing games with friends. Derrick has always been a tinkerer and a thinker and thus pursued a career in engineering. Derrick is a foodie who loves to cook and play with our dogs, Oz and Mochi.

Our Home & Pets

We are proud dog dads to two cute and energetic pups named Oz and Mochi. Both dogs were rescued from the same shelter six months apart from one another. We have a beautiful home in a loving community with friendly neighbors and plenty of kids. We are tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac with a big yard to play, grow, and explore in.

Our Extended Family

Derrick is the second child of two in his family with an older brother. His mother and father are approaching retirement, and we look forward to having meals with them regularly when that happens. He has about a dozen cousins, but his closest relationships are with his parents.

Cody is the second child of three and a twin. He has a couple cousins on his mother’s side and a couple on his father’s. His extended families meet a few times a year during holidays or events.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have always known we wanted to be fathers, and after settling into our forever home, the time now feels right. While adoption was always in the plan, we pursued surrogacy first. After our initial meeting, we knew right away that adoption was the best option for us. We are confident we can create a safe, loving, and supportive home to grow our family in.

more about Derrick

more about Derrick

Occupation:
Engineer
Religion:
Atheist
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering
Food:
Pasta, seafood
Hobby:
Video games
Movie:
Kung Fu Panda, Big Hero 6, Mugen Train
Favorite Tradition:
Hosting family holidays
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Showtunes and soundtracks
TV Show:
The Big Bang Theory
Book:
Anything by Scott Sigler
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
European tour, Japan

more about Cody

more about Cody

Occupation:
Teacher
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Science in elementary education
Food:
Iced coffee
Hobby:
Video games
Movie:
Anything horror
Favorite Tradition:
Hosting family holidays
Sport:
E-sports
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Big Time Rush
TV Show:
Seinfeld
Book:
Tuck Everlasting
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Germany

Contact Derrick & Cody

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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