David & Steven
David & Steven
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: TN
Dear Expectant Mother,
We know that considering adoption is quite possibly the hardest thing you will ever have to do, and we cannot begin to describe how much we admire the strength and courage you possess in making this tough decision. By choosing us to adopt your child, you would be giving us such an incredible gift, a simple thank you would never be able to fully express the depth of our gratitude. A child deserves to feel safe, loved, and special, which we promise in abundance! As the birth mother, you would always hold a special place in our hearts. By having the strength to consider adoption, you would be helping our family become whole.
Though we do not know what has brought you to this decision, we can only imagine what you must be going through in making this choice. We hope you will find some sort of comfort in the fact that by choosing us, your child will grow up in a home filled with unconditional love and more laughter than you could even begin to imagine. Thank you for taking the time to look over our profile, and we wish you all the best on your journey.
We met over five years ago, and since then we have married, built new careers, purchased a home together, spent time traveling, and enjoy a community of family and friends. Steven has spent most of his life in California, Texas, and Florida, originally pursuing a career in retail. He later found his passion as a therapist and has been able to utilize his life experiences and education to help others in his private practice and as an Adolescent Therapist in a mental health and behavioral hospital. David was raised in Michigan and spent most of his adult life in Chicago. Eventually, he found a career as a leader in manufacturing, where he is able to use his love for people and help others succeed. David discovered he has a passion for painting and has enjoyed showing his art in various venues.
We own a new-modern home full of natural light, with plenty of space, both indoors and out, for a child to play. We live in a culturally diverse neighborhood that has several large parks and playgrounds, lakes and rivers, beautiful hiking trails, dog parks, and more, just minutes away. We are conveniently located to both public and private schools, including magnet, charter, and other options, as well as historical places to visit. We are also proud parents to a Yorkie, who we rescued several years ago. His name is Franz, and he is as excited as we are to expand our family.
Our Extended Family
Some families are traditionally made, others are created. We are fortunate to have both.
Steven’s immediate family lives nearby and consists of his parents, who we are extremely close with and share our lives and dreams. They are excited to become first-time grandparents! We enjoy spending holidays and special occasions together and generally hanging out with them as much as possible. Steven has additional relatives, including an uncle and extended family in California that we visit and talk with often. David’s immediate family, (parents and a brother) live out of state, and he speaks with them often and sees them as much as possible. David is particularly close to his cousin, niece and nephew, who share in our joy and excitement of our plans to adopt.
We are fortunate to have many friends we consider family, who have also extended their love and support of our adoption. This includes Steven’s lifelong friend, her sister and their mom, who is a second mom to him. David counts as his extended family, his friend and her sisters, who have supported and welcomed him into their families for many years.
What Led Us To Adoption
After weighing all of our options and our desire to love a child and provide a safe and stable home, we ultimately decided adoption was the best choice for us. We have so much love to share, and we are excited to be able to extend our family with a baby of our own. We are open to any kind of adoption (open, semi-open, or closed), and we look forward to welcoming both you and your baby into our family!