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Anthony & Ryan

Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: South Carolina

dear expectant mother

We cannot fully appreciate all you must feel, but we can assure you we recognize the great responsibility of raising a child. We are ready to do whatever it takes to give your child the best life possible and hopefully put your mind at ease. You can fully expect your child will become the most important thing in both of our lives.

Our lives are incredibly blessed, and we want to share these blessings with your child. We want to share our passion for traveling by taking regular trips. We also want to encourage him or her to find their own passions. We both enjoy food, and cooking at home is a regular activity we look forward to doing with your child. Since we were the first in our families to go to college, we want to provide your child with all of the resources to ensure his or her success. We will expose your child to books and make learning fun. We look forward to reading bedtime stories and helping him or her with homework. Not only are the two of us beyond thrilled to introduce your child to our customs and traditions, but our extended families are over the moon at the idea of embracing (and spoiling) your child! We also want to ensure your child is grounded in community values. We are excited to introduce your child to our neighbors and our church so he or she can grow up surrounded by a community of love and support.

We are ready to do whatever it takes to give your child the best life possible and hopefully put your mind at ease. You can fully expect your child will become the most important thing in both of our lives.

-Anthony & Ryan

About Us

While both of us had different upbringings and have different personality traits, we have found our differences complement each other and make for a perfect pairing. During our time in graduate school in Atlanta, we met through mutual friends. Both of us were the first in our immediate families to not only attend and graduate from college but also to obtain post-graduate degrees. Ryan works as a patent agent at a law firm, and Anthony practices commercial real estate law in addition to selling and investing in real estate. We value spending quality time with each other and family on vacations in the U.S. and abroad. We also value education and learning since it has had such a large impact in our lives. We are looking forward to growing our family and introducing your child to all of the things we hold dear.

Our Extended Family

We both grew up in hardworking families that continue to be important parts of our lives. Ryan is originally from northern Virginia and Anthony grew up in South Carolina. In our immediate families, Ryan has one younger brother, and Anthony is an only child. We are incredibly blessed to have the full support of both of our families, and our parents are very excited to be first-time grandparents!

Our families regularly celebrate holidays and reunions. We split holidays between both our families and have enjoyed creating traditions with each family. Ryan grew up celebrating holidays at his grandparents’ house in Pennsylvania with his cousins, aunts, and uncles. His family still holds reunions every year to bring everyone together even though they live all over the country. Anthony’s family is nearer to each other and holds large holiday potlucks that always include new faces. Both families are growing with new births, and our families are excited to welcome another child into the mix!

What Led Us To Adoption

We began discussing adoption shortly after we began dating. We just knew it was a matter of time before we would start this magical journey of adoption. We often daydreamed about what our lives would be like with a child in tow. What really helped us make our decision was hearing the stories of our friends who had successfully adopted and witnessing first hand their joy in experiencing parenthood. After moving closer to family in 2018, we both felt we were finally ready to begin the adoption process. While we can only attempt to understand the decision in front of you, we would be so proud to help you fulfill your hopes and dreams for your child as well as our hopes and dreams of becoming parents.

more about Anthony

more about Anthony

Occupation:
Attorney, real estate consultant
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration
Food:
Korean
Hobby:
Cycling, traveling, renovating homes, interior design
Movie:
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Prince, The Shins, James Blake
TV Show:
Will & Grace, Law & Order: SVU
Book:
The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby
Subject in School:
U.S. government/politics
Dream Vacation:
Patagonia

more about Ryan

more about Ryan

Occupation:
Patent agent
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Food:
Middle Eastern
Hobby:
Reading, art, cooking, music, traveling
Movie:
The Royal Tenenbaums
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Queen
TV Show:
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob’s Burgers
Book:
The Brothers Karamazov and Thinking, Fast and Slow
Subject in School:
Chemistry
Dream Vacation:
Seychelles

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