Tyler & Julian

Tyler and Julian our adoption story

The Dream

Together, we shared a dream: the dream of parenthood. We wanted to build a loving family filled with laughter, joy, and endless memories.

Our decision to adopt was a deeply personal one, rooted in our unwavering desire to nurture and cherish a child who needed a loving home. We believed in the beauty of adoption and the special bond that adoptive parents share with their children, regardless of biology. It was a decision made with love, hope, and a profound sense of purpose.

We embarked on our adoption journey, our hearts brimming with love and compassion, knowing we had so much to give to a precious little one who would one day join our family.

The Search

Amidst our search for the right partner for our adoption journey, We discovered LifeLong Adoptions, a beacon of acceptance and support for LGBTQ+ families like ours. Their inclusive approach and genuine warmth instantly put us at ease, reaffirming our belief that we were on the right path.

As we embarked on our adoption journey, we experienced a whirlwind of emotions – uncertainty, anxiety, and a deep longing to become parents. We faced each challenge with resilience, leaning on each other and drawing strength from our unwavering love and commitment to one another.

The Support

Our friends and family stood by us every step of the way, offering heartfelt support and encouragement. With our loved ones cheering us on, we felt empowered to navigate the ups and downs of the adoption process with grace and determination. Everyone always says the support that is received will make a difference throughout the journey, and we can say from experience that it truly does.

“Overwhelmed with love and anticipation, we traveled to meet our son.”
-Tyler & Julian
The Journey

When we finally met with our son's birthmother, Tyler's nerves were palpable, but Julian's excitement and readiness helped ease our apprehensions. Together, we forged a bond with her built on trust, respect, and mutual understanding, ultimately embracing an open adoption that would allow our son to know his birthmother's love and sacrifice. This was very important!

The journey was not without its challenges. Distance, uncertainty, and a long wait for our baby's arrival tested our patience and resolve. Yet, with unwavering faith and the support of our son’s birthmother, we persevered, knowing that our love would guide us through every obstacle.

The Call

Finally, the day arrived when we received the call we had been waiting for – our baby was being born! Overwhelmed with love and anticipation, we traveled to meet our son. Holding him in our arms for the first time filled us with pure joy and wonder.

Our relationship with our birthmother blossomed into a beautiful bond, grounded in love, trust, and mutual respect. Through regular communication and shared experiences, we’ve nurtured a beautiful connection that will profoundly shape our son's life.

The Advice

As we reflect on our adoption journey, we are filled with gratitude for the love and support that surrounded us every step of the way. Our advice to other adoptive parents is simple: be patient, trust the process, and embrace your journey with an open heart.

Today, just as we had dreamed of, our home is filled with the love, laughter, and joy of parenthood. Our son is the light of our lives, a precious gift that has brought immeasurable happiness and fulfillment to our family. As we look to the future, we do so with hearts full of gratitude, knowing that our journey to parenthood was guided by love every step of the way.


Whether an LGBT couple, traditional parents or a single individual, we believe every child deserves a LifeLong family.
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