Janderson and Pedro met the old-fashioned way, in a bar 15 years ago. They always wanted kids and it was their dream to be biological parents; they have three adorable children through surrogacy. Janderson and Pedro with their kids live in Governador Valadares, Brazil.
Gays With Kids: Why did you choose surrogacy as your particular path to fatherhood?
Janderson: Because we would like kids with our characteristics.
Gays With Kids: What do you consider to be the most important lesson you are teaching your children?
Janderson: Respect and love.
Gays With Kids: Please share any advice you may have for others considering a similar path to fatherhood.
Janderson: Our advice is never give up your dreams. When you become a parent, you will become a better human being.
Gays With Kids: What names do your kids call you and your husband/partner?
Janderson is "Papai"; Pedro is "Pai".
Gays With Kids: Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experiences creating or raising your family?
Janderson: In my opinion the relationship between society and our family is much better than we could imagine. Because of that, we should not be afraid.