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Royal & Derrek

Family Type: Gay
State we live in: Virginia

dear expectant mother

First, we want to thank you for reading our profile and for considering adoption. We feel so favored by God that you are willing to consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. We do not take for granted that your decision takes a large amount of resilience and grit. Again, we thank you because this commitment, if we are lucky to be chosen as adoptive parents, is one we do not take lightly. We desire nothing more than to have a family and to be fathers. We promise endless love and laughter.

From the very beginning, we will extend the same type of unconditional love and support that was given to us. We know firsthand how the power of love can shape the outcomes of a child’s life. As children, we were both raised in homes that were nurturing, and our social and emotional needs were met by caring parents. We want to be the same kind of parents to your baby. We look forward to building traditions such as Easter egg hunts, walking the neighborhood trick-or-treating, sitting around the Thanksgiving table, and making sure Santa gets cookies and milk when he delivers gifts.

If you choose us, we hope you will find comfort and peace knowing you have enhanced our lives by expanding our family. We will also ensure that your baby is loved by us eternally.

We desire nothing more than to have a family and to be fathers. We promise endless love and laughter.

-Royal & Derrek

About Us

It was love at first sight…at least for one of us. We have been together almost four years, since we met at a Christmas social. One of us was very smittened, and the other was very cordial. Fast forward about two weeks, when we would see each other again at a New Year’s party. At that moment, we both knew God had created something special. We got married during the summer of 2020. Over the course of our relationship, we have been each other’s biggest supporter, and we have championed each other’s career goals and aspirations. Our careers provide us the flexibility to travel and spend time with extended family.

Our Home & Pets

We built a home in 2019 in a young neighborhood. We reside in a cul-de-sac surrounded by some amazing neighbors. Children ride bikes and play outdoor games together. Our neighborhood feeds into some of the best schools in the county. We have a spacious backyard, which our labradoodle Cooper enjoys playing in. We cannot wait to share these fun neighborhood experiences with a baby.

Our Extended Family

The thing that connected us very early on in our relationship was that we both value family. Collectively, we have 25 aunts and uncles and more cousins than we can begin to count. Our families, especially the future grandmothers, are looking forward to showering the baby with lots of love. Every holiday will feel like a family reunion because at each visit, we will get to introduce the baby to a member of the family they have never met. Did we mention that our uncles love to cook on the grill? As the baby grows older, we will get to introduce her or him to some amazing Southern cooking.

What Led Us To Adoption

We believe adoption is a gift, and we would not take it lightly. During our initial dates, we both expressed that we wanted to be fathers. It was evident we both shared the same love for children. We have seen firsthand with our own family members the eternal love of adoptive parents and children.

more about Royal

more about Royal

Occupation:
Assistant superintendent
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
Doctorate (Ed.D.)
Food:
Grilled ham and cheese sandwich
Hobby:
Reading
Movie:
Goonies, Lean on Me
Favorite Tradition:
Family gatherings
Sport:
Sand volleyball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
112
TV Show:
A Different World
Book:
Of Mice and Men
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Africa

more about Derrek

more about Derrek

Occupation:
Business analyst
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
2 years of college
Food:
Thai, Italian
Hobby:
Cooking
Movie:
The Loving Story & Hidden Figures
Favorite Tradition:
Cooking
Sport:
Football, volleyball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Old school R&B
TV Show:
HGTV & cooking channels
Book:
The Fire Next Time
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Africa

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