Psychotherapist / Information Technology Professional/Manager
African American / Caucasian
We are so grateful that you have chosen to learn more about us. We have a home filled with love and we want to share it. Thank you for taking a chance on us. We know that this is a lot to consider. We would love to meet you and hope that your child finds their way to our home.
We believe that being a part of a family means showing up for people that we love. We plan to be the type of parents that encourage our child to follow their dreams and we plan to show up for every school activity. We look forward to reading with our child, helping with homework, and giving hugs and encouragement each and every day. We will cheer them on as they pursue what is in their heart.
On our third date as a couple, we discussed the non-negotiables for building a life together and were both thrilled when we realized that we each wanted to become parents. We also share a common belief in cultivating a culture of openness and honesty in our life together. Our home is a safe place to always tell the truth, even when it’s hard to hear. We want to create a space for our child to feel safe where it is okay to ask hard questions and get honest answers without shame, guilt, or any reservation.
We are nestled in a historic neighborhood of Georgia just southwest of Atlanta. We have a lovely home with a big front yard that is often full of birds and squirrels. Our backyard is split between our garden (15 raised beds!) and a small piece of our neighborhood forest. We have a small neighborhood park with a fantastic playground less than a mile away. We share our home with, Dennis, who we rescued as a kitten. He is a fluffy, friendly, ball of love who we will gently introduce to our child when we decide the time is right. We have gathered around us a family of choice – both of blood and friendship – over the years. John grew up with and is still very close with his three older sisters. John’s father, who is in his 80s, is looking forward to becoming a grandfather to our child and has experience in this area with three granddaughters. Julius has two siblings and six nieces and nephews. Our families are extremely supportive and are looking forward to our expanding family. We have several friends in the Atlanta area who have become family and who we know will be amazing aunts, uncles, and cousins to our child.
Julius is an amazing person who does a lot for our family and for others. My favorite things about him are his smile, laughter, and his ability to find a way when I can’t seem to find one. He is the big picture dreamer who balances out my focus on the details. I know he will be an amazing parent when I see him cooking with our nieces and nephews - and sharing family recipes from past generations. He is my rock and I know he will be the same for our child.
John is the strong, silent type. He is very quiet in nature and leads with a quiet strength. He expresses his love through actions. Even when he may not have as many words, he feels very deeply. My favorite thing about John is that he expresses love by showing up. We have learned to turn to each other and not on each other in times of crisis. John is the port in a storm and is always solid and steady. I always know I can count on him.
Our story began with friendship, two people wanting to make the world a better place. As we began to get know each other, we became a team, and realized that we are stronger together than apart. That friendship then became something more and it changed our lives.
We had a mutual friend who observed that we caught each other’s eye. After a formal introduction, we spent months building a friendship with shared values for justice, for love, and for building community. Today, our relationship is grounded in those shared values, deep and abiding friendship, mutual respect, and a love that changed both of our lives.
You are a precious gift. You have been entrusted to our care and will be treasured with the space, love, and support to become an individual with your own path. This trust is not something that we take for granted and we are grateful for those whom are willing to consider us as parents for you. We hope that our words provide you with insight into the love we share for each other and how we would extend our love to you.
We chose open adoption because we believe that any child raised in our home is given to us with a level of trust and we want to honor that trust by building a loving, open, relationship with you that suits your comfort level.