TNF: Tell me about your family.
JUSTIN: Brett and I are the proud parents to 6 month old twins Jordyn and Sawyer born through surrogacy. We were blessed with two very special friends who offered, one as surrogate and the other as our egg donor.
We have been together for going on 6 years and our love and appreciation for each other has never skipped a beat. We plan to get married in the next two years once our kids are a little older and can play an even more special role.
TNF: How did you meet your partner?
JUSTIN: We met through the popular dating site “plenty of fish” and chatted for 8 months before we actually got a chance to meet as we lived in different cities. At first sight I knew Brett was the man I was going to marry, and start a family with. Our connection was so pure I almost could not comprehend it at first. I truly believe that there is a special person for us all and I found mine in Brett.
TNF: Do you feel different from other families?
JUSTIN: Not at all, and we share our day to day life via our blog and social media to show we are no different than your typical heterosexual family. We have our unique differences, but I believe that all families are built on love, laughter, play and acceptance and we live this every moment with our children.
TNF: Where do you live? Is it tough being a gay couple where you live?
JUSTIN: Brett and I reside in Chilliwack British Columbia, which is the heart of the BC Bible Belt. I had my reservations moving to Chilliwack because I had serious concerns on how a family like ours would be received. I could not have been more wrong about Chilliwack. This is one of the most loving accepting communities we could live in. The out pouring of love and support has been nothing short of amazing.
TNF: What has having a family meant to you?
JUSTIN: Having a family makes us feel complete. As a young gay man I was so concerned that I would not be able to experience the chance at parenthood. This weighed heavy on my heart. When meeting Brett he shared a similar feeling and we knew that together we would be able to create a beautiful family that we both wanted so badly. Waking up every morning I sneak into our children’s room, gaze down on these two beautiful sleeping Angels and feel so blessed to call them our own. They inspire, motivate and show us we are capable of more then what we ever knew. Jordyn and Sawyer are by far the best thing that has ever happened to Brett and I and we are so thankful for how special and unique they are.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us!
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