Ben & Rudy
Ben & Rudy
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: TX
We have to start by saying “Thank You” for considering us and looking at our profile. We are both so excited and grateful to you for considering us as adoptive parents and helping us become Dads.
We promise to be uniquely devoted, caring, loving and nurturing to your baby. We will forever be grateful to you, carry you in our hearts, and in our minds.
If you select us, you and your baby will be instantly be loved and adored by not only the two of us, but also loved by both of our large extended families. Our love and desire to father your child is built off of a commitment to honor you as the birthmother who chose us to take care of your child.
We both find it important that we are open and honest with your baby at an early age. They will know who they are, where they came from, and that you loved them very much.
We’ve both held the value that being open and honest with a child, from the beginning, is most important in establishing who they are, their identity, and where they come from.
Seven years ago we instantly hit it off. After a few years of dating we got engaged during a vacation to Paris France and later married on our fifth anniversary, when gay-marriage legalized in 2010. Over the years we have built a home together, made amazing memories, and become best friends. Our friends would say that we are outgoing, compassionate, creative, and prioritize family.
We have been lucky to both hold long-term professional jobs and are managers with our companies. In our time-off from work we love to see the world, visit family, and do home improvement projects.
We share our home with two pugs, Bear and Hercules. Our home is nestled on a quiet street and we are close with our neighbors and their children. We are lucky to have several parks, pools, and trails within walking distance. We have a huge back yard for entertaining friends and family and love to host events at our house with all the nieces and nephews (Christmas morning or Easter egg hunts are our favorite). Our pugs are great with children and when they are not picking up our nieces’ and nephews’ crumbs, they love to cuddle and play.
Our Extended Family
The two of us both come from large families and together have 7 nieces and nephews and dozens and dozens of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins! Ben is the oldest of his 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He is very close with his parents and even though they are out of state he tries to see them as often as he can. Even though Rudy has only one brother, he has 15 aunts and uncles. Rudy talks to his Mom every day and is super close with her.
Both of our families are super supportive of our love and excitement to start a family. When we became Foster Parents our families helped us love, cherish, and play with each one of our 10 kids. They are really excited about our journey and cannot wait to add a new addition to our family.
With so many children to play with between the two families, ranging from 18 months to 15 years old, we love to host family gatherings geared towards the kids. Our backyard is constantly being used to carve pumpkins, have an Easter egg hunt or just host a family bar-b-que.
Christmas is one of our most celebrated family holidays. We put up several Christmas trees, Ben will blare the Mariah Carey Merry Christmas CD throughout the house, and we decorate to get ready for our annual Christmas party. This is also a time of year that we like to spend giving back and volunteering in our community with organizations like Coats for Kids and Blue Santa with the local police department.
What Led Us To Adoption
One of the first conversations we had as a couple was around our family goals. After a few years of being together, we started training to become foster parents to get real experience raising children. We fell in love with each one of the 10 children we fostered and knew through this amazing experience that we wanted to become Dads. We have seen the joy that children have brought to the lives of our friends and family and are so excited to share our love with a son or daughter.