Greg & William
Greg & William
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MN
Dear Expectant Mother,
When the topic of kids came up on our first date, we instantly bonded over our shared dreams of having a family someday. Because William was adopted, it was the obvious way for us to grow our family. We know that nothing matches the magnitude of the decision that you are making, and we certainly can’t offer to know what you are going through. What we can offer is comfort: we understand the importance of your relationship and bond with your child. We are eternally grateful for the time you are taking to consider whether we would fit well in an adoption plan for your baby.
Your child will have a father who was adopted and an extended family that appreciate the joys and challenges of adoption. As they grow, we are uniquely positioned to understand their questions and support them as they create their identity. They will live in a supportive family full of love and laughter, where they can explore each and every one of their interests. Our family values are deeply rooted in community service, life-long education, and constant curiosity: everything that makes “us” will be more fulfilling and special with a child to share it with. We dream of traveling, riding horses, and helping them establish their own dreams and aspirations.
This is new and exciting and scary for us, too. Just know that we are so excited to meet you and answer any questions you might have. We are thankful for your consideration and looking forward to hearing what your hopes and dreams are for you and your child.
“Active” is a great descriptor of our relationship, so it only makes sense that we met while playing in the same ice hockey league! We both enjoy a wide variety of activities, including horseback riding, ice hockey, softball, biking, backpacking, and canoe trips. Our shared love of exploration keeps us on the hunt for the next adventure. Sometimes it’s a new sport, hiking in a new state park, or visiting a new country! William is the outgoing one, with big ideas of fun things to do next. Greg is the planner, making sure there are plenty of quiet evenings at home playing games. Animals feature heavily in our lives, with two lovable, dopey dogs and a goofy, cuddly cat keeping us laughing. Besides having our own pets, William is a veterinarian who works with pet owners experiencing homelessness. Together, we own a veterinary clinic with a friend, and Greg manages the business tasks.
We love the older charm our house has! It’s got a large, fenced backyard that lets the dogs play and provides ample room for William’s vegetable garden. Tall trees give us plenty of shade to set up our hammocks in summer and create a cozy feeling for bonfires and cookouts with friends. Because our neighborhood is near a large city, we have tons within walking distance: elementary schools, parks, two grocery stores, and the veterinary clinic we own. We love the proximity to restaurants, museums, and things to do. It’s a short drive for all our outdoor activities, too, although our pets would certainly prefer that we spent all our time snuggling on the couch. Our dream is to eventually have land outside of the city that we can populate with our own horses.
Our Extended Family
Our families are very important to us and we make sure to see them often! With seven nieces and nephews under the age of seven, we’re pretty much guaranteed to be loud, silly, and filled with laughter! Whether it’s summer vacations at the lake, trips to Europe, or downhill skiing in the winter, our entire family is excited by the prospect of including another child to our fun adventures. Our grandparents are also so excited to become great-grandparents!
Holidays are always spent together with family. Greg’s family lives nearby, so it’s common to meet up for an activity together or have a summer cookout. It’s an easy drive to William’s parents’ house if a lake weekend is preferred! These are always big gatherings, since combined, we have 19 cousins, most of whom are married and have families of their own (with lots of young kids). The annual family reunion over the Fourth of July is another excuse to get together, with more birthdays, weddings, and accomplishments filling in the rest of the year.
What Led Us To Adoption
William and his brother were both adopted as infants, so to us it’s always been the most natural way to go about building a family. Our lives are filled with so many people we love and cherish, and we’ve created a “chosen family” that has deep bonds to each other. We want nothing more than to be fathers, and we’re looking forward to having that common connection with a child and sharing our stories as they establish their own identity.