Ryan & David
Ryan & David
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MO
Religion: Christian - Non-Denominational
Dear Expectant Mother,
You will not find a better, more loving household for your unborn child than ours. We have so much respect for you and your decision to look into adoption for your child. We have been through this experience before, and we can appreciate the emotions and decisions you are dealing with. We want you to know that it is in our hearts to provide the best home to a child that we will love, without limits, as our son or daughter. We will show this child, every day, all of the enjoyment, love, happiness, and laughter that this life can bring. We will weather the tough times united through the strength of our family.
Imagine us on Friday nights, watching Moana or Frozen. Imagine us on Saturday morning watching cartoons with the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls coming out of the oven. Imagine us on Sunday afternoons playing kickball in the park. Weekdays are filled with make-believe, tea parties, action figures, crayons, and eventually a little homework! We will provide love and enjoyment, and we will see that your son or daughter grows to be a smart, healthy, and well-rounded child.
Above all else, we will give your child a loving family to come home to forever.
As a teacher, David educates young high school students in an impoverished area of Missouri. He has twice been named the teacher of the year by his school district. As a pharmacist, Ryan serves the community he calls home with quality healthcare. His family is also kept quite healthy as a result of his career!
We have been together for over 11 years, experiencing life and growing stronger together. Our house is filled with laughter and joy, even on the busiest of days. We share in each other’s successes and carry each other through the more difficult times. Two years ago we expanded our family when we adopted our daughter. Parenthood has only strengthened our relationship and proven how well we can work together as a team.
We live in a spacious, updated home in an affluent subdivision in a city in Missouri. Our backyard is spacious, and it is our dog Ali’s favorite space to run laps. We’ve taken our 100-year-old home and updated it with modern appliances and designs. Our community maintains a small-town vibe, with local restaurants whose servers know us by name. It’s also just minutes away from the best free zoo in the country, the largest city park beside New York’s Central Park, and event and concert venues galore. Most evenings during the week, we take a family walk around our block, and then on the weekends, we make the short drive to any one of our favorite areas to enjoy the life and diversity that our city has to offer.
Our Extended Family
Ryan grew up in Illinois, in a small, close-knit family. Both of his parents are pharmacists as well, instilling a lifelong interest in the profession from an early age. He was close to his grandparents and loved spending time at their house growing up. Holidays have always been a special time for Ryan’s family. Each Christmas, his family got together at his grandparent’s house and enjoyed large, home-cooked meals. Ryan has carried on this tradition with his own family, making his grandma’s homemade chicken and dumpling recipe every Christmas Eve. He hopes to share the tradition with his children as they grow.
David grew up in a small town in Missouri and is very close with his parents, his two brothers, and his nephews and nieces. David’s mom was a beloved elementary music teacher until she retired and his dad works as an expert in the farm machinery business. David’s family loves to attend church, have huge family gatherings with lots of food and laughter, and take trips to many different places. This past summer, we joined David’s parents, both brothers, both sisters-in-law, two nephews, and one niece on a week-long trip to celebrate David’s parents 40th wedding anniversary.
What Led Us To Adoption
In our household, we are passionate about adoption. We have gone through the adoption process before and know what a positive experience it can be for everyone involved. Through adoption, we are positioned to provide a lifetime of love, comfort, and happiness to a child thanks to the bravery of a birthmother. We know that there is a little boy or little girl on their way into this world who needs us as much as we need them. We want to be that child’s parents.