Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We have long dreamed of you and this precious child you carry. We do not know your name or your face, but we know one day the universe will connect us.

Caleb and Justin

from Colorado

Caleb

Ancestry: Welsh, Irish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Director of National Sales

Education: B.S.

Hobbies: Skiing, Baking, Gardening

Justin

Ancestry: Irish, Czech, English

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Cycling, Skiing, Travel

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, Biracial (African American + any other), Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Caleb

Animal
Dog
Childhood Memory
Doing yardwork barefoot
Color
Orange
Food
Mexican
Holiday
Christmas
Subject in School
History
Thing to Cook
Cinnamon rolls
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Vacation Spot
Beach

Justin

Animal
Lion
Childhood Memory
Going to the lake
Color
Blue
Food
Asian
Holiday
4th of July
Subject in School
Science & Music
Thing to Cook
Grilling anything
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
Vacation Spot
Beach
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From Us to You

We have long dreamed of you and this precious child you carry. We did not know your name or your face, but we knew one day the universe would connect us.

We cannot begin to understand the emotions you are experiencing as you make this very personal decision for both you and your baby. What we can tell you is that your unborn child is our beacon of dreams and hope for our future as a family. The dimension your child would bring to our hearts is boundless and radiant. Someone we would cherish and raise with joy and enduring love.

Our relationship began in 2012 when we attended a tree lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving. Aside from the magic of the moment and the spell of the Christmas lights and music, we were drawn to each other by personality traits that have remained steadfast over the ensuing years. Justin was struck by Caleb’s sense of humor and laughter. He saw Caleb’s delight in the simple joy of that beautiful evening of tradition. He saw his inner child who delights in holidays and life celebrations! Caleb is always the one who is dancing and singing…the eternal optimist…the ever positive one, the “what if!” guy! What he saw in Justin that night was a future partner who was thoughtful, pragmatic and grounded. His passion for life, his selflessness and kindness touched Caleb’s heart then, and continues to endear him to him the longer we are together. We saw light and possibilities in each other then; we love who we have become together, and who we want to be as parents.

Our background and families informed who we are as individuals. Caleb was raised in Oklahoma in a solid and stable, two-parent home. His childhood gave him his unquestionable confident identity. Justin was raised in Colorado by a young, single and determined mom. Seeing her struggle as a solo parent set in motion his desire and determination to build the traditional family that he did not have. We recognize and respect each other’s history and are committed to helping one another achieve his fullest potential. This is our mantra for our future child as well.

A typical day for us is fast and full. Our motto is to work hard and to play even harder! Although we currently have full time careers, we are excited to adapt and grow our new routine for our future child. Life has so much to offer and we can’t wait to share the journey and adventures with your child!

Education is a value that we both share. Caleb attended a private primary school and continued on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. Justin went to a public primary school and completed an internship after graduation. Hard work, initiative, dedication and perseverance are traits we both possess. Lifelong learning is important to both of us. Justin recently obtained his license to sell Real Estate, and Caleb has just begun a side business as a fine wine consultant.

We realize the world has changed a lot since we were kids and that there are a myriad of challenges that children may face today. We are not scared of these potential obstacles, but look forward to meeting the challenges together as a family. Ours will be an amazing adventure and a beautiful story!

We are giving, loving, intelligent and open minded individuals. We will welcome and embrace your child as our own flesh and blood. Your child will be our world.

Our promise to you is this: your child will be safe, happy and healthy. Your child will know laughter, joy and adventure. He or she will be educated, supported, and surrounded by encouragement and optimism. Your child will find his or her unique talents and individualism, an independent voice to become who he or she is destined to be in this big, beautiful world… and we will be there holding his or her hand every step of the journey.

Love,
Caleb and Justin

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

We have been blessed with health, joy and so many material things in this life, but we feel incomplete if we cannot share this life and our love with a child. We imagine seeing him or her ski down a mountain for the very first time or laughing and singing around a campfire (we love to camp!). The awe and wonder in his or her eyes at seeing the ocean, or the excitement of a first plane trip!  We have traveled and experienced the world together…now we want to show this amazing world to our child, making memories that will last a lifetime.

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About Caleb

Caleb is the most self-confident, giving person I have ever met. His love runs so deep. On our second date, I was shocked to see how true he was to himself without any care of judgement from me. It was truly refreshing. Eight years later, he is still the same person. Caleb does not make excuses or hide who he is. Seeing this, brought me new life as I had been hiding from myself for so long. With the constant feelings of never enough or being judged, Caleb provided a safe place for me where I could simply be my true self. I hope and pray that our child has even a fraction of Caleb’s confidence as an adult and will know their identity and purpose. Caleb’s confidence in life has brought forth my hidden passions and has sparked a desire within me to not hold back from fulfilling my true mission, even as an adult.

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About Justin

The saying, “To know someone is to love them,” originated with Justin in mind!  Having been with Justin for over 8 years, married for 2, I am reminded daily of the genuine love and selflessness that he has for the world.  Sometimes to a fault, but that is just how pure his heart is.  He is always the first to volunteer or provide positive feedback in any situation, or a helping hand to a friend in need.  Justin is larger than life and does not know how to do anything small.  His mantra of ‘go big or go home’ resonates from his core and can be found in everything he does.  But with this fast and furious nature, he also has a peace about him, a level mindedness that can calm any elevated situation.  He is the true definition of a leader, a mentor, a businessman, a friend, a husband, a brother, and a son.

Because of these rare character traits, I am blessed beyond measure that our child will have him as a father someday.

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Our Pups, Gus & Gurdy

Right now, Gurdy and Gus are our lives. We made a conscious decision, years ago, that we would get a dog (that ended up being 2) that required a lot of personal attention and demand upon our lives. Our goal was to establish a certain need and see how we would respond to such demands. We particularly chose French Bulldogs as we knew that they were high energy with possibly expensive care. With getting the G’s, we were ultimately testing ourselves and our relationship. Although it might sound superficial, our desire was to find companionship, but also count the cost for what a future family relationship might look like. Since then, we have had no regrets and appreciate what these two little ones have taught us about what life, responsibility and commitment really look like on a day-to-day level.

Gurdy is the definition of ‘Queen Bee.’  She is the protector of the house and nothing gets past her!  Although she likes to have her own space, she always knows where we are and what is going on in the house.  She loves belly rubs and when you get on her level, on the floor, to play with her, it’s game on!

Gus is a lover.  He is such a cuddler and seeks out the nearest person to fall asleep by (or on!).  He loves to wrestle and roughhouse with Gurdy or us.  Because Gus is full of energy and often plays hard, he is always the first one to go to bed.

With the G’s being a smaller breed and often the size of a child, they enjoy playing with kids. Gus loves cleaning up after them and Gurdy is the always watchful eye.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a traditional-style neighborhood. We started building our home in 2017 and moved in at the end of January 2018. This process was extremely meaningful for us as a couple as we learned a lot about each other and realized that we work very well together. Our beautiful house has been a joy to turn into our home.  From planning and building, to decorating and throwing parties, our home is a place of love, laughter, and warmth.

Our neighbors are all friendly and supportive of not only who we are as a couple, but also as a couple starting our family. We feel very safe in our neighborhood because we all watch out for one another and are quick to help with each other’s needs.

Last year during COVID, we started a weekly, social-distanced get together with a core group of our neighbors in an open-air greenspace in front of one of our neighbors’ homes.  We were all suffering with the lack of daily human interaction and the vast negativity and fear in the world, so this weekly gathering kept all our spirits up and gave us something positive to look forward to each week.  We were and are constantly reminded that there is strength in our community and that together, the pandemic would not get the best of us!

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Our Families and Friends

Our families are very supportive of our adoption process; our parents cannot wait to become grandparents, and our sisters want to be aunts to your little one.  All are encouraging of our relationship and want to help us start and grow our family.

Justin’s sister is a mom of 4 beautiful little girls all under the age of 5, including a set of identical triplets.  Our time with the girls has always been something that we look forward to and has helped solidified our ‘why’ on becoming parents ourselves.  Spending time with the girls is constantly full of energy, love, and laughs, but as much as we love our nieces, we would like to think that they adore their uncles, too.

Caleb’s sister is a triage RN at a major hospital in Tulsa who often runs her 3rd shift at work.  Her passion and love for helping people is a true testament of how great she will be in your child’s life.

Being well connected has been a priority of ours in order to establish a strong personal support system. We have been fortunate to establish several key relationships through our work, service, and activities.  The people we surround ourselves with are an extension of who we are and who we want our family to be: loving, caring, supportive, enjoyable, and real.

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What Attracted Us to Each Other

Our relationship began in 2012 when we attended a tree lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving. Aside from the magic of the moment and the spell of the Christmas lights and music, we were drawn to each other by personality traits that have remained steadfast over the ensuing years. Justin was struck with Caleb’s sense of humor and laughter. He saw Caleb’s delight in the simple joy of that beautiful evening of tradition. He saw Caleb’s inner child who delights in holidays and life celebrations!  Caleb is the one who is dancing and singing…the eternal optimist…the ever positive one, the “what if!” guy!

For Caleb, what he saw in Justin and continues to see in him was a future partner that was thoughtful, pragmatic, and grounded. His passion for life, his selflessness and kindness touched my heart then, and continues to endear me to Justin the longer we are together. We saw light and possibilities in each other then, and we love who we have become together, and who we will become together as parents.

Our Careers

Education is a value that we both share. Caleb attended a private primary school and continued on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality. Justin went to a public primary school and completed an internship after graduation. Hard work, initiative, dedication, and perseverance are traits we both possess. Lifelong learning is important to both of us.

In 2008, with his degree in hand, Caleb made the decision to leave Oklahoma and move to Colorado for a management position in Food & Beverage at a 5 Star Hotel.  After 6.5 years of growth, Caleb was offered a new position at the hotel on their Sales team.  From there, and for the past 6 years he has sold and operated programs of all sizes and is now Director of National Sales.

For something fun on the side, Caleb has recently become a fine wine consultant for a clean-crafted wine distributor out of Texas.

Three years after meeting, Justin decided that he wanted a change from the corporate world that he had known his whole adult life and started his own Insurance Agency.  Within a very short time he realized that he had a knack for the insurance world and qualified for multiple incentive trips over what turned into a 6 year career.  From there, Justin sold his agency June 2020 and started working for a Brokerage Firm just down the road from home.

Bored with COVID, and if he wasn’t already not busy enough, Justin obtained his license to sell Real Estate and is becoming a name in the Real Estate market in our area.

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Our Lifestyle

A typical day for us is fast and full. Our motto is to work hard and to play even harder! Our day starts with coffee from our favorite neighborhood Dutch Brothers followed by us heading to work for a busy day at our respective offices.  Although some days are long, they always end back where we started- at home, cooking dinner, and enjoying each other’s company on the couch with the dogs.

We love to travel, and have experienced a lot of fun, unique locations around the world over the past 8 years.  We love to spend time in the kitchen together.  Caleb loves to bake and can make a great batch of cinnamon rolls while Justin enjoys cooking and eating the cinnamon rolls!  We love spending time with our family and friends, whether it be a night in or a night out on the town.  We love life!

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Family Traditions

For both of us, most formal traditions revolve around holidays: Easter, the 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Although most of these holidays have some sort of tangible meaning for us from our own childhoods, we look forward to creating our own traditions for these days as we grow our family.

Tradition to us means something that we habitually do or continually cherish as a family. We have most often learned tradition from our families. Committing to gather on a certain day, exchange gifts, host select events, dress the tree, give thanks, sing songs, watch fireworks, color eggs, shop for hours, cook certain foods… the list could go on and on. We want to hold on to these cherished family traditions, but also start new traditions that will be unique to our family. We do not want traditions that are irrelevant or not flexible to current day life. We are all about the heart of tradition rather than the actual fulfillment of a ritual.

Although we celebrate some “formal” annual traditions, we also try to enjoy some “normal” daily traditions too. We like to celebrate the “W’s” (wins) of the day as well as the challenges we learned from. We complement each other through strength and encourage one another in weakness. Our goal is not to identify failure but to understand the importance of family and how each of us play such an integral role within such a support unit.

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Our Vacations and Leisure Time

Whether we are snow skiing in the winter or water skiing in the summer, enjoying the crash of the waves on the beach in Mexico, or wearing kilts to a wedding at a Scottish castle, we know how to have fun and how to enjoy life to the fullest.  Whenever and wherever we vacation, we are always amongst good company with each other or our friends and family.

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Our Relationships with our Parents

Our background and families formed who we are as individuals. Caleb was raised in Oklahoma in a solid and stable two parent home. His childhood gave him his unquestionable confident identity. Justin was raised in Colorado by a young single and determined mom. Seeing her struggle as a solo parent set in motion Justin’s desire and determination to build the traditional family that he did not have.

With both of our parents coming from very religious backgrounds, we have worked hard to overcome our differences of being a same sex couple and are on a solid track with a common vision and mission for our relationship and future family.  We recognize and respect each other’s history and are committed to helping one another achieve his fullest potential. This is our mantra for our future child as well.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

Every person looks for fulfillment. We have been blessed with so many amazing things, but our lives feel incomplete without a little one to call our family.  This desire is two-fold: 1) not only for us, but also to give a child a family; and 2) not only to grow our footprint, but to spread our love for the world with another soul.

A child will expand our horizons and fulfill our destiny to become parents. We understand that this will require our all to push the boundaries of life. We want to grow beyond the makings of who we thought we might be and solidify our purpose of who we are meant to be as fathers and dads.

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Our Promise to You

Our promise to you is this: your child will be safe, happy, and healthy. Your child will know laughter, joy, and adventure. They will be educated, supported, and surrounded by encouragement and optimism. Your child will find their unique talents and individualism, an independent voice to become who they are destined to be in this big, beautiful world… and we will be there holding their hand every step of the journey.

Message Caleb and Justin

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Caleb and Justin

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!