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Adam & Shawn

Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: Iowa

dear expectant mother

We have dreamed of being fathers since we were young. We’ve had many conversations wondering how and when it would happen, and our hearts always said “adoption.” We are excited to look into our child’s eyes and say, “I love you,” to watch them grow, to hear the sound of joyful giggles or of sadness or hunger, to smell the hair of a clean baby and, yes, even the smell of a dirty diaper, and to kiss their forehead each night as we lay them to rest and wait for the next adventures. We are ready for the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, and all things in between.

However, it would not be possible without you, dear expectant mother. While we are excited to become fathers, we cannot begin to imagine the strength, bravery, and heartache it has taken for you to get here. You are stronger and braver than either of us can comprehend. You would be giving us a gift we cannot achieve otherwise, and we could never thank you enough.
You are special to us as you help us create the family we dream of through your strength and bravery. We hope you find comfort in the fact we are excited to cherish your child with our whole hearts and to give them a life full of joy, happiness, and love.

Thank you for taking the time to look over our profile, and we wish you the best.

You would be giving us a gift we cannot achieve otherwise, and we could never thank you enough.

-Adam & Shawn

About Us

We got married in November of 2018 after three years of dating. We had a small but beautiful ceremony with family and close friends. Adam grew up in Minnesota, where he learned at a young age, through church, that he wanted to be a teacher. Shawn grew up in Iowa. He knew he wanted to work with kids at a young age as well, leading him to work as a before and after school care site lead. Working with children makes us even more excited to be fathers. Together, we enjoy traveling both near and far, taking our dogs for walks, spending quality time with family and friends, going to the zoo and science center, playing games, baking, swimming, and exploring our community. We cannot wait to have a child to not only do all of these activities with but to also teach about the world and to grow alongside them.

Our Home

We have a beautiful four-bed, two-bath, split-level home with a finished basement, perfect for children to play. We have wonderful neighbors, and there are always children playing outside, riding bikes, and playing at the local playgrounds. We are lucky to have a walking trail behind our house and many child-friendly activities around our community, including pools, parks, arcades, rock climbing, sporting events, farmers markets, zoos, museums, and more. The school district we work in, where your child would attend, is strong in all areas. We also have two dogs: Gigi, a two-year-old standard poodle, and Murphy, an eight-year-old King Charles spaniel. Our dogs love children and will be excited to share their love with another human!

Our Extended Family

Adam’s family lives in Minnesota, where his dad is a pastor and his mom is a regional director of a nursing home. Adam has one brother and a sister-in-law. Adam’s brother has a three-year-old son, whom we both love. In addition, Adam has grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Every Thanksgiving we spend time in Minnesota celebrating. In addition, we make sure to find some good Black Friday deals! We also enjoy time in Minnesota around Christmas and in the summer.

Shawn’s family lives in Iowa, where his dad is a car salesman and his mom is a before and after school site lead as well as a director of a daycare. Shawn has a sister as well. Shawn also has grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. We spend time around Thanksgiving and on Christmas with Shawn’s family. We also enjoy Sunday dinner with Shawn’s parents. Both of our families are very excited to welcome a baby into their lives!

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we not only have amazing families but the best friends any couple could ask for. They help make our village extensive and strong.

What Led Us To Adoption

Our first date turned quickly to discussions about children. We both wanted a family, and while it seems crazy to talk about children on a first date, we would not have had it any other way. As our love grew, so did our desire to have children. Shawn’s father was adopted, and Adam’s family had been touched by adoption, so we always landed on adoption. We are open to any adoption (open, semi-open, or closed) and look forward to welcoming you and your baby into our family. We dream of reading bedtime stories, bringing our child to their favorite afterschool activities, creating new family traditions, playing games, and showing them endless amounts of love, support, joy, and laughter every step of the way.

more about Adam

more about Adam

Occupation:
Special education teacher
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Arts in Teaching: Special Education
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Theater (directing, acting, dancing, choreographing)
Movie:
Raise Your Voice
Sport:
Football, baseball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
I love almost all music
TV Show:
The Golden Girls
Book:
The Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Reading, drama
Dream Vacation:
Seattle

more about Shawn

more about Shawn

Occupation:
Before and after school site lead, daycare manager
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Associate of Arts
Food:
Pasta
Hobby:
Art
Movie:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Fleetwood Mac
TV Show:
The Golden Girls
Book:
What I Know for Sure
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Europe

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