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Daniel & Stephen

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Pennsylvania

dear expectant mother

We know this is a tough decision for you to make, and we know it’s a lot to consider. While we’re trying our best to use this profile to tell you about the love we have for each other and the love we will have for a baby, we know there is no way for you to be sure it’s the right decision. We are not going to tell you we are going to be perfect parents. We are going to wonder if we’re doing things right, we are going to worry about our child’s health and happiness, and we are going to make mistakes along the way. What we can promise is that we’re going to do everything possible to make our baby feel safe and loved, to give him or her self-confidence and purpose in life, and to surround him or her with loving and caring people.

Right now the two of us have strengths that complement each other: Dan is someone who can handle cooking, cleaning, and staying on top of the day-to-day events, whereas Steve will thrive at bringing hobbies, activities, and a sense of adventure into a child’s life. Where there are gaps, we have family and friends who will help make our child whole, including our two sisters, who would be fantastic female role models.

We would be so grateful to be given the opportunity to add to our family and add to the traditions we’ve already created. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us, and we hope you are able to find peace in whatever decision you make.

With Love,
Steve & Dan

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We would be so grateful to be given the opportunity to add to our family and add to the traditions we’ve already created. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us, and we hope you are able to find peace in whatever decision you make.

-Daniel & Stephen

About Us

Over the last nine years, we’ve built a life together and have celebrated each other’s successes and accomplishments. We’ve purchased our own home, got married, and expanded our family with our four-legged friend, Rhys. Throughout this time, we have also created traditions that have brought us happiness, including celebrating each other’s birthday at our favorite restaurant, hosting our families for Christmas Eve dinner, taking our niece and nephew to an annual baseball game, and many others. Professionally, Dan works in healthcare administration, and Steve works in Finance and Accounting. We have each been working at our respective companies for over ten years. In addition to spending time with our families, on the weekends we enjoy taking our dog to the dog park, and going out for bike rides and hikes.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is located in a gentrified and diverse area in the heart of a major city. There are many parks and playgrounds within walking distance to enjoy a nice afternoon outside. The city also offers many museums and historical and cultural activities we love taking advantage of. In our home, we have ample room to spread out, including an outdoor patio and rooftop deck to get some fresh air and a finished basement where we play catch with our dog, Rhys. We’re also lucky to live a short drive away from our family’s beach house too!

Our Extended Family

We are lucky to have all of our extended family within a short driving distance. This means every major holiday and birthday is spent together as a family, whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving, or the Fourth of July down at the beach. It’s fair to say our favorite traditions occur around Christmastime as we love decorating the house and getting our families together to see all the holiday sights and sounds around the city. We share several other traditions with our families, including watching Home Alone as a family every year around Christmastime, taking our parents out for their birthday dinner, or hosting a family BBQ at our home during the summer.

Dan comes from a large Greek family, while Steve is from a smaller Irish and Italian family. Dan has learned how to cook some of Steve’s family’s recipes (with mixed success). Both families have welcomed each other into their own holiday celebrations and enjoy each other’s company.

What Led Us To Adoption

Over the past few years, we’ve seen friends and family members become parents, and we’ve seen the positive changes it has brought to their lives. We have enjoyed seeing our niece and nephew grow and have immensely enjoyed being a part of their lives from a very young age. After educating ourselves about the adoption process, we became very interested in growing our family and enjoying everything that parenthood has to offer. Knowing that our parents and siblings would give unconditional love to an adopted child gives us confidence this is the right path to take.

more about Daniel

more about Daniel

Occupation:
Health administration
Religion:
Greek Orthodox
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College
Food:
Mexican
Hobby:
Playing violin, watching baseball
Movie:
A League of Their Own
Favorite Tradition:
Birthday dinners
Sport:
Baseball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Anything Classical
TV Show:
Bob’s Burgers
Book:
Team of Rivals
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Greece

more about Stephen

more about Stephen

Occupation:
Accountant (CPA)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
College
Food:
Seafood
Hobby:
Reading, fitness
Movie:
Home Alone 2
Favorite Tradition:
Weekend trips to NYC
Sport:
Hockey
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Dave Matthews Band
TV Show:
Modern Family
Book:
Little Life
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Greece

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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