Cervantes Family Funding

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a mother. There was never a question in my mind on if I wanted that experience. Everyone who knows me has heard stories about how I would stuff my shirt with a baby doll or pretend to feed it, mimicking the behaviors I saw grown women doing. I had countless baby dolls: Katie Doll, Timmy, Kyle, Sammy, and Jen. I would play for hours and hours, lost in my pretend world of mothering, caring, and nurturing. My fascination with all things baby did not ebb as I grew up. I started as a “mother’s helper” in the neighborhood, watching kids while stay at home moms did whatever housework they needed to do. This evolved into babysitting, where I took a course in CPR, First-aid, and basic child safety, to be sure that I was fully qualified to stay home alone with children. I had a pretty lucrative gig going for a while. I even was a nanny for a young girl over the summer and basically lived at the pool.

As I got older, the desire to reach this pinnacle never eased up. I was determined to have it all, career and children. I knew that I had to find a partner in life who would understand the two sides of this conundrum. When Kandice and I started dating, she knew I was a career-driven maniac. That I wanted to get to the highest possible level in my career as I could. I tried to keep my baby fever at bay for as long as I could. And then she introduced me to her nephew and I couldn’t keep it in any more. I confessed my true dreams to her on the way back to my place. I want babies and I want a lot of them. (For all of you jokesters wondering, no, this was not our second date!) What I found out was that she wanted kids too; that like me, she had grown up playing house and caring for dolls. The conversation quickly turned into, how many, who wants to carry, and what about adoption? What we landed on is: As many as we can afford, Kandice wants to carry at least once, and I have always wanted to adopt.

As things have settled down and our marriage is finalized, neither of us want to wait to start this family. We have been dreaming of being mothers since we were little girls. That is why we are asking, in lieu of wedding gifts, that our family helps us start our own. Starting a family is not easy or cheap for a same-sex couple. We hope that you can help us bring our earliest and truest childhood dreams to life.

 

Sincerely,

Nikki and Kandice Cervantes

Donations

  • Jennifer Wheaton 
    • 200 $ 
    • 39 mos
  • Michael Runde 
    • 50 $ 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 400 $ 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 450 $ 
    • 41 mos
  • Jessica Smith 
    • 50 $ 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer

NICOLE BUCHHOLZ 
Organizer
Ashburn, VA
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