Ryan & Daniel
Ryan & Daniel
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Our hearts are grateful knowing that you would consider us as adoptive parents for your baby. We admire your strength, courage, and love in considering adoption. We hope that you will see the passion and unconditional love to care for, hug, and respect the child you are about to bring into the world.
We are both fortunate to come from close-knit families that value supportive and loving relationships. We want to share the lessons instilled in us from our families, the basic tenets of a good life, including knowing right from wrong, compassion, love, patience, dignity, respect, and the ability to dream big. Our family upbringing, education, and experiences have taught us the importance of raising a well-balanced, confident, thoughtful, respectful, and loving child.
Our experiences caring for children include Ryan being a Godfather to his 22-year-old niece, who was adopted as a baby from Russia, and Daniel serving as an Au Pair for a family of three children (ages three to eight) for three years. These experiences have prepared us for the challenges and responsibility of parenthood. If you choose us as adoptive parents, we promise to provide your precious child an abundance of fun, laughter, birthday celebrations, hugs in times of need, and respect. Most of all, we will provide unconditional love and support through tough times.
We thank you for considering us and, if you choose us, we look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Daniel is originally from Poland and Ryan is a Northern California native. We met online in early 2014 and bonded quickly over our shared appreciation for travel, photography, and adventure. We fell in love as we shared more time together traveling to various U.S. National Parks and other destinations. Almost a year and a half later we got engaged in one of our favorite places, New York City. A few months later, we celebrated our wedding with our family and close friends. We enjoy spending our time with family and friends, and we love cooking and traveling. We both have a natural sense of curiosity and patience, which allows us to take on new experiences and appreciate the world.
We live in a family-oriented suburban community in Northern California. We own our two-bedroom condominium, which is within walking distance to a wonderful public park with a playground, basketball court, frisbee golf area, and grassy areas for kids of all ages. Our home is also directly adjacent to several multi-use trails perfect for walking, jogging, and biking. We have access to great child care, an excellent school district, and great museums, beaches, and mountains nearby for our future family to enjoy and make memories. We also share our home with our adorable cat, Phoebe.
Our Extended Family
Family is the core of our lives. Nearly every Sunday we have family dinners with Ryan’s parents, who are integrated with our daily lives. Ryan has one brother, a sister-in-law, and a baby nephew. We are all close and we visit them often. Ryan also has a very large extended family with a grandmother, eight aunts, several uncles, and about 40 cousins scattered in the Pacific Northwest and in the Midwest in Illinois and Missouri.
Daniel’s family, including his parents, brother, sister-in-law, niece, grandmother, three aunts, and 12 cousins, all live near his hometown in Poland. Many in his family have visited us, including his mother, who was determined to make the trip for our wedding, even though she could not speak English and had never flown on an airplane!
Holidays, birthdays, and life events are important to us. Every year, we host a Christmas Eve dinner. We incorporate the Polish tradition of preparing food for days, including making over 200 pierogis for the holidays! Daniel has recently been teaching Ryan how to make the “perfect pierogi”, which is surprisingly hard! As parents, we will provide a rich family life with cultural experiences from both the United States and Poland (and beyond).
What Led Us To Adoption
In marriage, we are a couple committed to each other. Since day one we have also been committed to sharing our life together and raising a family. As hopeful parents-to-be, we have so much to give, share, and teach. We both come from strong families that are very supportive of us in every way, and they know we will provide a loving home for a child. We have seen through family experiences the miracle of adoption and know our family will greet an adopted child with open arms and unlimited love.