Ryan & Mike
Ryan & Mike
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: ME
Dear Expectant Mother,
There are no words that could ever perfectly express all that we would like to say to you, but we would like to start by saying thank you for taking the time to review our profile and for considering us as the prospective adoptive parents of your child. We are both truly humbled by your strength and bravery in undertaking this incredibly personal process and would consider it an honor and a privilege to be chosen by you.
We cannot imagine what you are feeling at this very moment, but please know we will do everything within our power to support you and your child during this process, and hopefully long after. You are an incredibly precious gift to us, because without you, we would not be able to realize our dream of becoming fathers. This journey will likely have its ups and downs, like an emotional roller coaster ride, but know you will not be taking this journey or walking this path alone but that we will be with you every step of the way, in any way that we can.
We are looking forward to the day we finally get to meet you and get to know you, and have you get to know us better. Please know that you will already have a very special place in our hearts when that day comes. We would also like to say, that should you do us the honor of selecting us, we want you to trust and know that your child will be so incredibly loved and will always know what an amazingly strong woman you are for the loving and selfless sacrifice you have made.
With our deepest and most profound gratitude, we thank you.
We have been together for over 9 years, and just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary this past June 15, 2017 and we can honestly say we are more in love today than when we first met! Ryan is a Pediatric Nurse with 10 years of experience in health care, and Mike is now a Nursing Case/Care Manager, with a background of over 10 years of ICU and Pediatric bedside nursing experience. We are both passionate about what we do for a living, caring for others is just in our souls. We are both avid readers and total foodies; we love experiencing new foods and restaurants in our area. Mike is a wiz in the kitchen and loves to experiment with new flavors and spices. When we aren’t working, we both enjoy just spending quality time together as well as spending time with our family and friends. Our life together is simple, but it’s full of love and laughter.
We live in a cozy 3 bedroom ranch style home with our two dogs, Zoe (a Pug) and Ned (an English Toy Spaniel), and we have a good sized backyard with plenty of room for them to run around. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe, and has a good mixture of young families and retirement aged couples. We are close to multiple schools, parks, and a very short drive from the coast of Maine. We have lived in our home for over 6 years now and are very happy and look forward to growing our family there.
Our Extended Family
We both have very strong relationships with our immediate and extended families. Mike is one of two children and he is very close with his younger sister. His sister and her husband have 3 year old twins (a boy and a girl) and she is pregnant with another boy due in March of 2018. He is also very close with his father and mother, as well as his extended family. Mike was very close to his grandmother who passed away in 2016.
Ryan is one of 6 children and he is close to all of his siblings; he has 3 older sisters and 1 younger sister, all of which are biological siblings, and the last sibling being an older brother that was adopted into the family. Two of Ryan’s sisters have 2 children each, another sister just had her 3rd child in December 2017, and his younger sister just had her 3rd child in May of 2017. His brother also has 4 children. So there are a lot of nieces and nephews to dote on between the two of us.
We get together with our families as often as we are able to, especially around the holidays. Due to Mike having the smaller family it is usually easier for us to spend the actual day of the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, with his family. Ryan’s family does have a yearly tradition called Angel gift day. It is celebrated every December 1st. It’s a day when they all get together to celebrate and remember Ryan’s mother (who passed away on that day back in 2009), by giving Angel gifts (gifts from Nana) to each of the grandkids. Christmas was his mom’s favorite holiday, so we spend the day teaching/showing those too young to have known or remember their Nana while she was still living, who she was and how much she loves them.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both always knew we wanted to adopt, and the timing just feels right for us. Neither of us ever had any desire to expand our family through any other means than adoption. Adoption, for us, will be life changing in the best possible ways because it means our dream of being fathers will become a reality. We both feel we have so much love to give and are excited to start our family through adoption.