We’re Eric and Justin, two New York-based Broadway musicians and husbands who appreciate you taking the time to get to know us! Our love and values of family, friends, community, kindness and joy have led us on this adoption journey. We are so excited to be parents!
This profile is a small glimpse into who we are, the type of parents we will be, and the world in which we can’t wait to expand our family. If your heart feels connected to anything you see, please feel free to contact us or our lawyer. For even more information please visit EricAndJustinAdopt.com!
With love and respect,
Eric and Justin
Education: College Diploma
Interests: Broadway, Learning New Instruments, Composing Music, Documentaries, Reading Biographies, Exercising and Wellness, Disney, Vinyl Records, Board Games, Golfing, Houseplants, Coffee!
Profession: Music Director/Pianist/Vocal Coach
Education: College Diploma
Interests: Music (80's, 90's, Classic Rock, Classical), Theater, Movies & Film Scores, Healthy Cooking, Baking, Exercising, Hiking, Yoga, Traveling, Disney, Classic Novels, Star Wars, Coffee!
Years Together: 4 wonderful years
State: New York
City: NEW YORK
Other Children: No
Pets: No pets yet, but someday we'd like a dog!
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No Preference
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: Open
From an early age…
…both of us knew we wanted to be dads, and from very early in our relationship we discovered this shared desire! We’re fortunate to have amazing role models, not only in our own parents, but in our community of friends, many who have recently become parents themselves. These role models encourage and inspire us as they demonstrate compassion, selflessness, optimism, and a zest for life. We strive to embody these qualities in our own daily lives and are ready to learn more as we teach these qualities to our children. In the meantime, we continue to make music in our living room, watch the next Disney movie on our list, try out new recipes, and remember to celebrate what sparks joy in life as we look forward to the next chapter!
Eric according to Justin…
“Eric’s boundless love for life inspires me every day. He has one of the kindest and most generous hearts of gold, and this truly makes me the luckiest man to be able to call him my husband, partner, and best friend in every sense of the word. When he is in his element, whether teaching music to kids, conducting and leading an orchestra, or organizing an outing for our family and loved ones, Eric leads with patience, selfless compassion, and humility that inspires me to be a better person. He makes me laugh like no one else, and his playful optimism in any situation is both reassuring and encouraging. Alongside his ever-bright outlook, Eric is also a realist, and his work ethic, responsibility, and dedication towards his goals are unwavering. He will be the most incredible dad, and I can’t wait for our adventures together as a family.”
Justin according to Eric…
“Justin has brought levels of joy, love and laughter into my life that I had never thought were possible. The amounts of respect and warmth he selflessly gives to me and the others around him will only be magnified when he devotes his life to his children. A mentor and the most patient listener, he allows a safe space for everyone in his life to come to him with their ups and downs. His curiosity, constant learning, and quest for knowledge inspires me daily to be a better person. I know he will continuously spark our children’s curiosity as well! His unwavering dedication to both our marriage, as well as his music will inspire our children to boldly follow their own dreams of love and fulfillment. He’s kind and smiles often, and will undoubtedly teach our children the importance of having a good and compassionate heart. From the day we met I’ve envisioned us as fathers together, a team I’m so proud to be part of.”
Our Home & Community
Our Hearts are in our Home…
We’ve proudly worked to create and maintain a warm and welcoming home of color, light, plants, magic and whimsy. The kitchen truly is the heart of our home. Whether entertaining guests or trying out new recipes, we are always happy to spend a lot of time there. We take pride in our health by cooking with raw, organic and natural foods whenever we can, in addition to staying physically fit and active at the gym. We’re excited to teach the joys of healthy living and baking with our little ones and hope to one day own a home with a garden, where we’ll grow our own fruits and vegetables (and perhaps adopt a dog or two as well!)
Our living room is very much our sanctuary…
Singing and music from our piano fills the room, but it is also a place for meditation, yoga, reading, board games and deep conversations with close friends and family. Each piece of art on our walls has incredible meaning. There are mementos from past theater productions, original paintings by Justin’s father, posters of our favorite films, and sentimental items and gifts we have received. When we look at this space, we can’t help but envision a little one crawling, reading books, napping on the couch, and dancing to music from our record player.
We surround ourselves…
…with a community of inspiring and like-minded friends, families and their kids. They are best friends from school, co-workers who’ve become family, brothers, sisters, cousins, people who we confide in, and especially our OWN parents! Together we celebrate holidays, make music, and watch children grow before our eyes. These generous folks have also offered so much help in advance, from babysitting to newborn items. We’re already in line to inherit cribs and strollers, clothing, books and toys! We are overwhelmed by their love and support.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
We promise to love this child unconditionally and with every bit of our hearts. We promise to make him or her smile often and show them all the music and magic this beautiful life has to offer.
We also promise that the child we raise will know how much they are loved by you.
Above all, we promise that the child you entrust to us will have the opportunity to become anything he or she dreams of. They will be safe, secure and encouraged by us (and those around us) every single day.
We thank you again for taking the time to consider us. No matter where your path leads, please know that we’ll always be grateful for you and wish you and your child the very best.
We would love to hear from you!
Your child will be nurtured, cherished, supported and unconditionally loved, growing up surrounded by family and friends, so much music, countless bedtime stories, and movie nights, trips to Central Park, the magic of NYC and the opportunities and encouragement to keep learning and exploring towards their bright future.
As you consider an adoption plan as one of your options, know that we would be happy to answer any questions you may have for us. Please reach out at any time!