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Rickey & Aaron

Rickey & Aaron

Rickey & Aaron
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Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference

Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference

State we live in: IL

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Rickey & Aaron

Dear Birthmother,

We could not be more overjoyed that you are taking a peek at our profile. Your decision to go through the adoption process and give us the opportunity to be parents means more to us than we could ever possibly express.

This child will be surrounded by so much, love, care, compassion, and understanding. Our friends and family are incredibly supportive and dedicated to ensuring this child has every opportunity to live up to her or his full potential. It is our intent to provide a home filled with faith that is supportive of the child’s spiritual exploration.

From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you for considering this selfless act.


About Us

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It’s hard for us to believe, but we have been together for ten years. Four years ago, we exchanged vows and got married in our church before our friends and family. After several years as a business development manager for a large restaurant group, Rickey is now director of fundraising for a university. He also choreographs high school dance teams part time.  Aaron is a human resources director for a graduate school and a part-time mascot for a professional sports team. We enjoy traveling, boating, playing volleyball, going to the theater, and visiting with family.


Our Home

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We live in a large two bedroom, two bathroom condo in a diverse and active neighborhood in a world-class city. Our sweet and playful puppy Cinnamon loves meeting the other families and dogs living nearby during our walks. We are close to schools, parks, the beach, restaurants and a Major League Baseball stadium. The park across the street from our home is constantly bustling with families.


Our Extended Family

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Combined, we have four siblings, four nephews, three nieces, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. This big, beautiful family makes vacations, gatherings, and holidays ridiculously fun. Our families are constantly gathering for birthdays, baptisms, graduations, and weddings. Each year, we rotate Christmas and Thanksgiving between our families and can never seem to get enough time with them. Aaron's paternal grandparents go all out for Christmas, so much so, that Santa makes a special stop at their house on Christmas Eve. Easter is typically spent on our own, creating new family traditions, whether that be a trip across the country or a special dinner with close friends. Our favorite tradition has to be birthday week, which stretches from Aaron’s birthday to Rickey’s with celebrations throughout.


What Led Us To Adoption

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It has been obvious to us since the very beginning of our relationship that we were destined to be dads. We are blessed to be proud uncles and godparents to some amazing children, and we know we are ready to step into parenthood. Rickey has many years of experience teaching kids to dance, and Aaron has been tutoring kids in afterschool programs. Together, we have been church youth group leaders for the past two years. We love working with children and look forward to raising kids of our own.


Fun Facts
About Rickey
About Aaron
Occupation:
Director of Fundraising At A University
Human Resources & Housing Director At A University
Religion:
Christian (Elca)
Christian (Elca)
Race:
African American
Caucasian
Education:
B.S. - Sociology & Communication, Minor In Dance
Masters Of Art In Education
Favorite Food:
Anything My Grandmother Cooks!
Italian & Thai
Favorite Hobby:
Traveling & Boating
Singing & Boating
Favorite Movie:
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Up
Favorite Sport:
Volleyball
Soccer
Favorite Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group:
Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran & Tina Turner
Jon Mclaughlin & John Legend
Favorite TV Show:
Scandal, All Real Housewives & Big Brother
This Is Us & So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Book:
The Chamber
The Shack & The Harry Potter Series
Favorite Subject in School:
Social Studies
Music
Dream Vacation Spot:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Japan

Fun Facts

About Rickey

Occupation:
Director of Fundraising At A University
Religion:
Christian (Elca)
Race:
African American
Education:
B.S. - Sociology & Communication, Minor In Dance
Favorite Food:
Anything My Grandmother Cooks!
Favorite Hobby:
Traveling & Boating
Favorite Movie:
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar
Favorite Sport:
Volleyball
Favorite Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group:
Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran & Tina Turner
Favorite TV Show:
Scandal, All Real Housewives & Big Brother
Favorite Book:
The Chamber
Favorite Subject in School:
Social Studies
Dream Vacation Spot:
Johannesburg, South Africa

About Aaron

Occupation:
Human Resources & Housing Director At A University
Religion:
Christian (Elca)
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Masters Of Art In Education
Favorite Food:
Italian & Thai
Favorite Hobby:
Singing & Boating
Favorite Movie:
Up
Favorite Sport:
Soccer
Favorite Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group:
Jon Mclaughlin & John Legend
Favorite TV Show:
This Is Us & So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite Book:
The Shack & The Harry Potter Series
Favorite Subject in School:
Music
Dream Vacation Spot:
Japan

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