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Craig & Michael

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Ohio

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

First off, let us say thank you for even considering us as the couple to love and cherish your precious baby. We think you’re incredibly brave and strong to consider an adoption plan. This was not an impulsive decision nor a decision made lightly. We have spent several years building the perfect foundation to raise a family. Now that we are financially stable and have a beautiful home and resources, we know now is the perfect time to start our adoption journey. We both understand what it takes to raise a child, and we are so excited to embrace each stage and chapter!

We are excited about having the opportunity to become dads, and we can’t thank you enough for considering making our dream come true. We guarantee you this baby will be raised out of love and will never go without. They will know the importance of family and that family is the group of people that love and support them. It is not about the color of the skin or the gender; it is about the unconditional love that is given, and we promise there will be tons!

We are excited about sharing the milestones: baby’s first words, first steps, riding a bike, first day of school, and the list goes on. We can’t wait to take pictures at Christmastime and birthdays. We are excited about going to the park and playing on the playgrounds.
We will cherish those special moments when they will fall asleep in our arms while we are rocking them or reading them a bedtime story.

We are excited about having the opportunity to become dads, and we can’t thank you enough for considering making our dream come true. We guarantee you this baby will be raised out of love and will never go without.

-Craig & Michael

About Us

We are Mike and Craig, and we’re both professionals who enjoy our careers. Mike is a district sales manager for an international tobacco company. Craig is a director of nursing at a local hospital in their behavioral health institute. We met seven years ago, and it has been a joyride ever since. Our first date was at a state park where we walked on the boardwalk and just talked for hours. We also shared our first kiss that night. We became the best of friends, and soon after, we both knew there was more to this relationship. We married on June 3, 2017, in a small chapel downtown surrounded by our family. We can literally say we are married to our best friend.

Our Home & Pets

We recently moved into our ideal home. It’s a one-story new build in a quiet subdivision in the suburbs. The neighborhood has several young families, so it will be fun to see the neighborhood kids grow up together. We are close to several parks, and it is nice to be close to nature. We are excited to take our little one to the parks and watch them play on the playgrounds with other kids. We have three cats: a gray and brown tabby named Matt (Moo), a black tuxedo cat named Sissy, and a white cat named Bailey (Peanut). Each has their own personality, and we love them all.

Our Extended Family

Family is very important to us. Every Saturday we have breakfast with Mike’s mom and aunt. It has also become a tradition that we host Christmas at our house. We also like to host cookouts at our house a couple times a year. We are very excited to start new traditions with our son or daughter. We see ourselves getting family pictures taken for every occasion.

Mike’s mom and aunt and Craig’s mom are all very excited about us having a baby. They are already talking about who is going to babysit. A new baby is not only going to change our lives but also our family’s lives as well, and we can’t wait!

What Led Us To Adoption

You may be wondering why we chose adoption as the path we want to take to grow our family. We both always wanted a family of our own, and being gay men, we cannot create a family the conventional way. We did attempt to do the shared parenting route with a lesbian couple who are friends of ours, but unfortunately, we were not successful. We ended up deciding to adopt after talking with one our neighbors, who was a surrogate for a gay couple. We both have known couples who have adopted, so we decided adoption was the path meant for us to grow our family. We know it is not a guarantee, but knowing we may be parents one day makes this journey even more exciting and awarding.

more about Craig

more about Craig

Occupation:
Director of Nursing
Religion:
Non-denominational
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College
Food:
Tacos
Hobby:
Reading
Movie:
Star Wars
Favorite Tradition:
Family Christmas
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Queen
TV Show:
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Book:
Of Mice and Men
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Tour of Italy

more about Michael

more about Michael

Occupation:
District Sales Manager
Religion:
Lutheran
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College
Food:
Seafood
Hobby:
Fitness
Movie:
Dirty Dancing
Favorite Tradition:
Saturday family breakfast
Sport:
Hockey
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Cher
TV Show:
Supernatural
Book:
Energy Bus
Subject in School:
Theology
Dream Vacation:
Alaskan cruise

Contact Craig & Michael

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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