Antwan & Ryan
Antwan & Ryan
Race of child interested in adopting: African American, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/African American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: DC
Dear Expectant Mother,
We do not know you, but you already mean so much to us. Your amazing courage and selflessness could help us realize our dream of raising a child, and we know that words and pictures cannot fully express how much we will love your child and how committed we are to provide a safe, secure, and supportive environment. We hope our profile will give you some idea of our desire and commitment to raise a child in our love-filled home.
We cannot wait to grow our family. It has been our goal to adopt a child ever since we became a couple 15 years ago. We were both raised in loving, Southern families, where we learned the values of kindness, respect, and hard work. In our home, your child will be raised by a committed, loving couple, and he or she will also have a community of family and friends who will provide him or her with love and positive values. We are excited to share experiences with your child, such as opening Christmas presents together, watching Saturday cartoons, and visiting family. Together, we have built a wonderful life full of love and laughter that we can’t wait to share.
It would be a blessing if you chose us to raise your child, and we wish you all the love in the world.
We were both born and raised in North Carolina and met in college; we attended rival schools, but from our first date, we were bitten by the love bug and have been inseparable ever since! We’re both left-handed, Leos, and we have boisterous laughs, and we also both enjoy traveling, spending time with friends, and making use of our creative nature by cooking, taking dance/acting lessons, and touring museums. We are also homebodies and enjoy watching television, decorating our new home, and discussing readings in our two-person book club! We have now settled in Washington, D.C., where Antwan is a professor at a university and Ryan is an attorney. D.C. is now home to us, and we are excited to raise a child here!
Last year, we purchased a two-bedroom, two-level condo in a wonderful neighborhood. Our home has plenty of room for your child: he or she will have their own bedroom and bathroom and plenty of space to play! Our neighborhood is very child-friendly: we live across the street from an elementary school and a recreation center. We look forward to teaching him or her how to climb on the jungle gym, make sand castles in the sandbox, and swim in the pool. Our home is also close to our church, where Ryan is a Children’s Church leader. We are very active in our community, and we look forward to teaching your child the value of volunteerism.
Our Extended Family
Ryan’s family includes a loving mother, father, and a sister, while Antwan’s family is made of his mother, as both his father and step-father have passed away. We are both very close to our families, and we have built many traditions we love to share.
Each Christmas, we decorate our tree with different “themed” colors and have a gathering with our friends (many of whom have children) to see our latest tree “masterpiece.” We take an annual family trip that varies in location, and in more recent years, those family trips have included going to larger cities to experience life in the fast lane, heading to a beach to enjoy the sun and each other, and sailing on a cruise line to a new country so we can experience a new culture. We celebrate every holiday and birthday with excitement, gifts, and love because our extended families did the same with us when we were children.
Our families are excited and very supportive of us adopting; our moms and Ryan’s sister are ready to spoil your baby with love and gifts, and Ryan’s dad can’t wait to make him or her a Carolina Panthers football fan!
What Led Us To Adoption
There is no doubt in our minds we were meant to raise a child, because every moment that we have spent together has been filled with talk about wanting children. Our first exposure to adoption was shortly after we met, when we thought it would be interesting to go to an adoption workshop. But, we were both still in college, so we decided to wait to pursue adopting a child until we were both finished with our degrees. We are glad that we did: we have lived a wonderful life together and have had many amazing experiences. Now, we are able to share our home, love, time, and resources with your child so that he or she can also have a wonderful life.