Starting a Queer Family
Not all families are as easy as The Brady Bunch or as Modern Family would have us believe. We share a story of passion, commitment and resolve with you in this post.
Our friends, Jonathan and Christopher Arteza-Acosta have been going through the adoption process for the last two years. On this Queer Money, they share how they prepared for the adoption process, what the adoption process has been like, and what they would tell other queer people who want to start their own queer family through adoption.
Listen to Their Story
We don’t often host old school friends on Queer Money from our pre-Debt Free Guys days, but we asked our friends, Jonathan and Christopher, to share their compelling story about how they’re growing their queer family.
A Queer Family in the Making
Jonathan and Christopher met in Orlando ten years ago, moved to Colorado five years ago, and were married four years ago. From the moment they knew they wanted to spend their lives together, they knew they wanted to share their lives with a child.
Jonathan and Christopher share how they lived several years in a studio apartment, took on multiple jobs, bought a house (and clearly a dog), and designed their lives around taking care of their future child. They share how they prepared financially for legal and adoption expenses, including how they structured their accounts and auto-savings for these expenses.
They share great resources, such as their adoption agencies and social works that specialize in LGBT families, to help with the adoption process. They, also, share, how they’ve found grants, including LGBT-adoption-specific grants, to help subsidize their adoption expenses.
If you or anyone you know is interested in adoption, don’t miss this touching Queer Money. If you or anyone you know might be able to help Jonathan and Christopher find a child to adopt, please connect with them here or contact us through our Contact Page.
Click here to learn more about Jonathan and Christopher and see their video below.
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