Luis + Justin

Our family motto is "Love Makes a Family." Family, friends, and everyone in between, it comes down to love making us a family.

We are Justin, Luis and Amelia and we hope that the pages you are about to read serve as a humble introduction to our lives, friends, and family. We can't begin to imagine what this journey had been like for you, but we know that your courage and strength will guide you through this, no matter what you ultimately choose.

Dear Expectant Mother

As you are considering the best choice for the both of you, we want you to make an informed decision and hope this profile helps in that process. One thing we want you to know is that you matter. The decision you make will affect everyone involved, and it isn't something that should be made lightly. We recognize the pain and the struggle that comes with this decision, and we understand how overwhelming it can be. We also want you to know that whatever you decide, we pray that you feel peace in the end.

Thank you for giving us the chance to be a part of your journey. We appreciate the time we have here with you and hope we have an opportunity to learn more about you in the future.

------------ With love and respect, Luis, Justin and Amelia

Our Why

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We have known we wanted to adopt for a long time. As a same-sex couple, we knew we only had a few options for building a family. After carefully weighing all the options, we felt drawn and confident in building our family through adoption. We both love being dads and have loved every minute of parenting Amelia. We want to continue building our family and again feel drawn to adoption. We firmly believe that love makes a family, and we can't wait to welcome another baby to our growing family.

Our Story

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We met through a mutual friend (the internet) and had our first "date" at a Starbucks. Throughout our first date, Justin ate a burrito and although he remembers offering to bring one for Luis, he only brought one for himself.

Even with tortilla stuck in his teeth, we both hit it off really well and couldn't have imagined the journey that this first date at a random Starbucks would lead us on. The city we were in served as a wonderful backdrop while we dated and learned more about one another, building our relationship together and becoming great friends along the way.

Our wedding was in November of 2019. We were married at our church home, the first same-sex couple to be given that honor. We were surrounded by friends and family and it was a perfect day. Since then, we have continued to grow closer and love life together. We aren't na?ve to think there won't be ups and downs, but we are committed to doing this life together!

About Luis

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Luis is from Illinois and was raised by a single mother of 4. Luis grew up speaking both Spanish and English at home since most of his family immigrated from Mexico. Luis excelled in school and he especially loved social studies and choir. Luis attended Valparaiso University where he graduated with a bachelors in International Business and Chinese and Japanese studies. He loves learning about Asian cultures and has studied abroad in China and lived and worked in Japan. He was a former middle school teacher who went back to graduate school at Indiana University and is now an HR manager. He loves to play board games and hopes to one day have a board game library!

About Justin

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Justin was born and raised in Texas and is one of two siblings. During his formative years, Justin loved to build computers, complete his Boy Scout merit badges and attend engineering camps. He also loved to play racing video games during his spare time. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and even started his own medical device company as his senior project. Justin is now a software quality engineer and recently completed a Masters program in software engineering. He loves everything car related and can tell the latest in new car technology and features.

About Amelia

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Amelia is a very outgoing and energetic 3 year old. She came to your family via adoption when she was only two weeks old. She loves to play pretend, play outside with the neighbor kids, and spend time with her cousin Olivia. She is currently in a bilingual Montessori school and loves asking google what how to say different things in Spanish.

Our Pets

Our pets are also our family! Ivy is a Golden Labrador who is 10 years old. Prim is one of our two cats. She is an American Short Hair and is also 9 years old. Jimmy is our other cat and is an American Short Hair too and is 8 years old.

They all get along great and Amelia can't get enough of them. Each of our animals have their own personality and we can't wait for them to meet a future child that joins our family!

Our Sweet Home

We live in a beautiful multicultural neighborhood with many young families who meet regularly at the neighborhood park... a two-minute walk away from our house. We have a three-bedroom, two bath, home with plenty of space for Amelia and a future sibling to play. We have a small back yard with plenty of space for fun and games. We love being able to entertain family and friends in our lower level family area while grilling food outside. It's a place we can relax and become closer as a family!

Our Promise

Obviously we will be a family with two dads (Imagine twice the dad jokes!) In all seriousness though, being a multiracial family allows us to offer so many unique pieces to a child's life!

We want to share a few final promises with you. If you choose us to parent your child, we promise that you will always be mom. We promise to talk to your child about you and your strength. We promise to be very open in our daily lives with them about their adoption, their amazing mother and the journey that brought us all together.

We promise to provide a safe, nurturing environment where your child can grow up feeling confident, empowered and happy. We promise to make sure that your child has everything they need to be successful. We promise to learn as much as we can about your child's background and ensure that they know not only about you, but about where they came from and their culture.

Lastly, we know that not everything is going to be perfect, but please know that we promise to try our best every single day to be the best we can be for your child.

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