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Greg & Garrett

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: California

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We want to start by saying we empathize with you and the difficult decision you’re making for you and your baby. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. We hope to share with you that we will never lack the love and support needed as parents, with the constant need for your child’s health and happiness.

Our own parents were not perfect, but they were able to give us the freedom to discover new things and explore beyond our dreams while still providing us the security that they were always right there. That balance is what we bring to our own relationship and something we plan to bring to our child’s life. We have taken risks together, supported each other when taking on new challenges, or simply picked up the slack around the house when one has had a long day. We know we’ve been able to try all these things because we have each other. We want our child to know they, too, can explore the world, take risks, and know we’ll always be right there to celebrate every win and pick them up should they ever fall short.

We understand this is a complicated decision for you and wish you nothing but peace in your decision. We would be humbled to receive your trust to grow and expand our family, allowing us to share traditions we’ve built together. We are grateful to you for taking the time to learn more about our journey, and we wish you well in yours.

With gratitude,
Greg and Garrett

This is a journey, not a destination, and we’re ready to take on the responsibility of raising a person who is kind with their words, thoughtful in their actions, and with love in their heart.

-Greg & Garrett

About Us

Within 24 hours of downloading Tinder, we connected and were on our first date. What immediately drew us together is our honesty with one another. We are able to not take ourselves too seriously and try to laugh at the things we can’t control. We enjoy a night in, trying new recipes, or finding a new show or movie to curl up to. We love exploring new places to eat, whether it’s the two of us or with close friends. We’re always up for a weekend adventure with our dog, Crosby, to find new areas to explore. Greg is an executive at a global PR firm, and Garrett is a sourcing manager at a well-known home furnishings company. We’ve been able to live in various places, from New York City to London and Hawaii, which has allowed us to appreciate the smaller, more meaningful moments, and we’re now excited to build our roots.

Our Home & Pets

During the pandemic, we were able to settle into a new housing development, literally watching our house grow from the ground up. Our house sits in a cul-de-sac. Our small but mighty community is diverse, bustling with lots of parks, a farmers market every weekend, and a number of restaurants and locally owned shops. Most importantly is that we are located in a great school district, both academically and with diverse clubs. Our home is a quick drive away from family, so we’re not short on time with our niece and nephew. Lastly, but definitely not least, you’ll usually find us with our dog, Crosby, either chasing her around the house or cuddled up on the sofa.

Our Extended Family

Greg comes from a small but mighty family. He’s very close with his mom and stepdad, who live in the same home in the small town he grew up in. Although they live far away, we FaceTime with them often and see them four or five times a year. Thanksgiving is his mom’s favorite holiday, so we make a point to visit every year, especially to wake up to freshly baked cinnamon rolls and to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Though the moments are small and intimate, the simplicity to sit around the table, crack jokes, and talk makes each year special.

Garrett’s immediate family consists of his father, brother, and sister. Garrett’s mother passed away from cancer in 2018, but the importance of continuing family and traditions is inspired by her. Garrett’s family has grown with two sisters-in-law and a niece and nephew. Family has been important to find opportunities to get together for birthday parties, holidays, or just a moment to watch a movie. His niece and nephew are ready to be the cooler older cousins and have some younger family members to share time with.

One thing with both families is that laughter and love are never too far away.

What Led Us To Adoption

Family has been a topic for us throughout our relationship, and it grew to what that would mean as parents. We were very thoughtful on the decision we made moving forward with adoption and the importance of the conversations and questions that may come up in the future. We can’t promise we’ll have all the answers, but we promise our child will feel an abundance of love, care, support, and guidance. If we don’t have the answers, we’ll listen and allow the conversations to happen about their story. This is a journey, not a destination, and we’re ready to take on the responsibility of raising a person who is kind with their words, thoughtful in their actions, and with love in their heart.

more about Greg

more about Greg

Occupation:
Global PR executive
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor in Business Administration
Food:
Cookies
Hobby:
Traveling, baking, exercise, writing, woodworking
Movie:
Good Will Hunting
Favorite Tradition:
Cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Taylor Swift
TV Show:
This Is Us, Will & Grace
Book:
The Power of Vulnerability
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Safari in Africa

more about Garrett

more about Garrett

Occupation:
Sourcing manager
Religion:
Christian/Buddhist
Race:
Caucasian/Asian
Education:
Master in Social Research & Public Policy
Food:
Grilled cheese
Hobby:
Traveling, old movies, news, exercise
Movie:
Amelie
Favorite Tradition:
Going to Disneyland every year with family
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Ace of Base, Noah Cyrus
TV Show:
Bob’s Burgers, Mysteries of the Museum
Book:
Ten Little Indians
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Cruise through the fjords of Norway

Contact Greg & Garrett

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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