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John & Dante

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Maryland

dear expectant mother

We are amazed by your strength and courage to consider adoption for your child. We appreciate you taking the time to consider us as potential parents. We realize this is a monumental responsibility and have put much thought and consideration into our home and the environment we hope to raise your child in, should you choose us.

All of our decisions will be made with love first and your child’s best interest in mind. As an interracial couple, we understand the importance of raising a child who appreciates their individual background and respects others and their differences. We will expose them to vast cultures, ethnicities, and global views by surrounding them with world experiences. While we have great aspirations, we promise they will have every opportunity to find and be their authentic self while pursuing their goals and dreams.

We cannot begin to understand your journey, but we would be honored to accompany you along the way. Should you choose us, your child will know all the love and thought that went into your courageous decision. Thank you again for taking the time to consider us. Our dog, Ash, is equally as excited!

Sincerely,
Dante & John

All of our decisions will be made with love first and your child’s best interest in mind.

-John & Dante

About Us

We met doing one of our favorite things—dancing! Nine years later, dancing still tops our list as one of our best date night activities. With both of our careers being in the field of serving others, we believe it is important to practice work/life balance by spending time with the people we care for doing the things we love. We’ve spent most of our relationship traveling the world and exploring other cultures, including historical sites, and sampling authentic foods. A year into our relationship, we started planning surprise trips for each other to new destinations to add an additional layer of mystery and excitement to our travels. We also love spending time outdoors. Some of our favorite activities include hiking, social sport leagues, gardening, and spending time at the lake. Once a year we like to travel to the lake to create new memories with family and friends.

Our Home & Pets

We recently moved to a new home to prepare for this new and exciting chapter of growing our family. Our house has a dedicated playroom, theater, and large backyard. We are fortunate to live in a diverse and inclusive neighborhood. Our home is surrounded by parks and hiking trails, including a community playground and neighborhood pool. On weekends, we frequently take our energetic puppy, Ash, to explore the local park trails. We are fortunate to live in close proximity to beaches, mountains, and lakes for outdoor activities. We are also a short drive from other large cities to experience museums, restaurants, and live performance venues.

Our Extended Family

We both belong to large, humorous, and loving families. Dante has two brothers and two sisters who all live locally. John has two brothers who both live in other states, but we visit often. We have 14 nieces and nephews. With 24 aunts and uncles, we have too many cousins to count!

We have an annual family reunion that provides an opportunity to eat, play games, and catch up with extended family members. A few of the highlights are the moon bounce, variety show, and cake and pie contest. Although neither of us has ever entered the bake-off, it’s always fun to be a judge! An additional annual event is Slovenefest! This festival provides us with an opportunity to visit with additional extended family as we enjoy polka music and dancing as well as traditional Slovenian foods.

One of our most cherished family traditions is cutting down a Christmas tree and decorating with our nieces and nephews at the Christmas Eve host’s home. The tradition continues into the spring as we plant a new tree in its place.

What Led Us To Adoption

From our second date, we both made it clear we planned on being parents. The "how" was always the question. After we got married, we began to speak more frequently about how we would build our family. We both knew we were not interested in surrogacy as we don't feel the need to share a biological connection to love a child, so we knew adoption was perfect for us. We are excited to encourage our future child to take on new experiences and prepare them to be a global citizen. Our ultimate goal is to shower them with love and encouragement so they become the best version of themselves.

more about John

more about John

Occupation:
Elementary School Principal
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Gardening
Movie:
Back to the Future
Favorite Tradition:
Decorating for Christmas
Sport:
Volleyball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Destiny’s Child
TV Show:
The Price Is Right
Book:
George’s Marvelous Medicine
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Hawaiian cruise

more about Dante

more about Dante

Occupation:
Director of Social Services
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
African American
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Pizza
Hobby:
Hiking
Movie:
The Avengers
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas Eve sleepover
Sport:
Swimming
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Destiny’s Child
TV Show:
Modern Family
Book:
The Other Wes Moore
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
180-day world cruise

Contact John & Dante

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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