Hello. We are humbled and grateful that you have chosen to learn about us by reading our story and looking at some of our family pictures. Thank you for this opportunity.
We are Vincent and Justin. We have been a couple for about ten years, and married for over two years. We first got to know one another working at a high school in downtown Philadelphia in 2005. Justin was a high school English teacher for ten years and is currently a Dean of Literacy Instruction for two elementary and middle schools. Vincent was a high school English teacher for three years and is currently a senior leader for a school network in underserved urban communities across the state. Our life’s work has been to ensure all children have access to a quality education.
Since long before we ever met, we both always understood that we wanted to be parents one day. We had rich and fulfilling childhoods and have wanted to share that experience with a child of our own. Being gay, we had no idea how that would ever happen, but we were determined to try. After getting married in 2014, we began the process of starting our own family.
We cannot imagine how difficult this situation must be for you. You have our respect and our prayers. We know that you want the best for your child, and we wish you well in whatever decision you make. We also want the best for your child no matter what, and if given the sacred trust of raising that child, we will do our very best to provide him or her with a happy home full of love and learning.
Thank you again for your interest in our story.
Justin and Vincent
Fun Facts about Justin and Vince
Favorite Place: You only live once, so we love to travel. We have been to Europe and the Caribbean, and from California to Florida, but our favorite is to go to the beach on Cape Cod. The sunlight shines differently up there. It’s beautiful and relaxing. Favorite Hobbies: Vincent loves to cook and host friends and family for dinners. Justin likes to eat what Vincent cooks, but he makes tasty desserts including ice cream. Friday night usually finds us chilling on the couch watching our favorite shows or music videos, but we do like to be outside going on hikes and bike rides.
Favorite Holidays: All of them. We are very festive, whether it’s giving out candy at our neighborhood Halloween block party or cooking Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. When school lets out for Christmas break, we fly away to some new part of the world that we’ve never seen before.
Favorite Music: Vincent is the biggest music fan, having grown up dancing with his family to Michael Jackson and Patsy Cline. Right now he’s into Beyonce and any 90s alternative rock. Justin has been a classical music and jazz fan since he was a kid, and likes folk and rock. We go to concerts in the summer.