TNF: Tell me about your family.
DEBBIE: We are married. We have been together for 11 years and we have been married for 10 years. We have one child, Alex, who is 5 years old.
TNF: How did you meet your wife?
DEBBIE: Our hair dresser introduced us. Stacey was dating his best friend and he told me when that didn’t work out he wanted me to meet her. Six month later he called and gave us each other’s phone numbers and we’ve been together ever since.
TNF: Do you feel different from other families?
DEBBIE: We don’t feel any different from any other family other then not having the same rights as hetero families. Even though we had been married for 5 years when we adopted Alex we had to do a second parent adoption so we would both be considered her parents.
TNF: Where do you live? Is it tough being a gay couple where you live? Do you feel accepted?
DEBBIE: We live in Dallas, TX. We feel very accepted here. We are both in education and are totally out at our jobs. Nobody seems to care. We don’t hide anything about our lives.
TNF: What has having a family meant to you?
DEBBIE: Lots of sleepless nights!!! An unbelievable joy we never thought we could have. It’s not always easy but we wouldn’t trade it for anything. I became a mom at 50 so my life totally changed. Now I can’t imagine my life without her!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us!
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