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Shaun & Derek

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Texas

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We cannot thank you enough for considering us to be the ones to raise your child. We can only imagine all the emotions you are going through as we sit and wait, hoping for the chance to be selected. Just remember, we’re all a team working together to ensure the best possible future for your child. We know we can and will provide a life for your child that will allow them every opportunity to blossom into whatever amazing future lies ahead of them.

We are ecstatic at the thought of how much our lives will change with raising a child. We would love to have the opportunity to make lifelong memories, including all of the “first” moments, like sitting on Santa’s lap, seeing Mickey Mouse, hitting that first home run, or landing that perfect pirouette. We can’t wait to add your baby to our matching pajamas holiday tradition.

Since we met, having a family has always been one of our greatest dreams. We both come from families that understand and embody the power of love and support, and we are ready to share every ounce of that love to your child. Please know that you will not be forgotten but celebrated as the amazing mother who chose us to raise her baby and nurture him or her into a fearless, adventurous, caring, and loving adult one day.

Please know that you will not be forgotten but celebrated as the amazing mother who chose us to raise her baby and nurture him or her into a fearless, adventurous, caring, and loving adult one day.

-Shaun & Derek

About Us

Shaun is a top-producing realtor, and Derek is a supervisor within the contact center of a major automotive manufacturer. We met via a dating app nearly five years ago and quickly realized there was an immediate spark between us. We married two years later, in October 2018. We enjoy traveling, watching movies, game nights with friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, and living life to the fullest. We love and respect one another and maintain open communication at all times. We help to balance one another as Shaun enjoys spontaneity and social gatherings, while Derek enjoys planning, weighing all options, and spending a quiet night at home.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is our solace of comfort, with plenty of room for our three dogs and two cats: Hudson (female goldendoodle), Brooklyn (female sheepadoodle), Bentley (male Yorkie), and Gracie and Frankie (female cats). All of the animals get along, and the dogs enjoy playing and running around in our huge, fenced-in backyard. We have a covered patio and hot tub that provides plenty of space for grilling, entertaining, and relaxation. Our neighborhood is perfect for walking and has multiple sidewalks for an afternoon or evening stroll, along with a few parks with playgrounds and tennis courts. We are just a short drive from many other great attractions, including walking trails, zoos, parks, and gorgeous arboretums.

Our Extended Family

Our families are so excited for us! Shaun comes from a small family that he is very close with. His mom lives on the West Coast and travels to visit as often as she can. Shaun’s mom is ecstatic to welcome her first grandchild. His grandfather lives right up the road, so we are able spend multiple days a week together. His grandfather is full of stories and is always eager to share with any new person he meets.

Derek comes from a much larger family, with three sisters and a brother. The majority of his family lives in the South; however, one sister lives just a few hours away, and the other lives in the Pacific Northwest. Derek has a total of eight nieces and nephews, a niece on the way, and one great-niece. Derek’s mom cannot wait to know our nursery theme so she can begin a quilt for their tenth grandbaby.

We rotate spending time with our families on holidays and try to see them as often as we can. Christmas is our favorite holiday to spend with our families, and we recently began a new tradition of matching pajamas for Christmas Eve.

What Led Us To Adoption

We both have always had a very strong desire to be parents as each of us know children are the future in helping to shape a more diverse and accepting world. As a gay couple, while we understand our options in becoming parents may be limited, we know that by adopting, we can obtain the truest blessing in becoming parents. We know we can provide an amazing home and future for a child. We have friends who have been through the adoption process previously, each of whom have shared the complete joy found in obtaining this gift of becoming parents.

more about Shaun

more about Shaun

Occupation:
Realtor
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BS Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management
Food:
TexMex, Asian, Italian
Hobby:
Traveling
Movie:
Love Actually
Favorite Tradition:
Decorating for Christmas
Sport:
College football & basketball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Lady Gaga, Britney Spears
TV Show:
Anything on Bravo!
Book:
Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Geography
Dream Vacation:
Maldives

more about Derek

more about Derek

Occupation:
Supervisor
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA Gerontology
Food:
TexMex, Asian, Sushi
Hobby:
Escape rooms, puzzles
Movie:
The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas Eve pajamas
Sport:
College football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Broadway/showtunes
TV Show:
Too many favorites
Book:
SciFi & fantasy
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
Private beach in tropical location

Contact Shaun & Derek

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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