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Mark & Mike

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Vermont

dear expectant mother

We feel so incredibly blessed and fortunate for the gift you are considering bestowing upon us. We know it isn’t an easy choice to make and that you may be going through a lot right now. We would be honored to walk with you and support you at any level you’re comfortable with should you choose us. We hope that in time you come to realize you have given the greatest gift to two dads who will welcome and cherish your sacrifice for years to come. We respect and admire your courage and strength and promise we will do everything to love, protect, and nurture your child in a home full of love, laughter, warmth, and joy.

We have a modest home in a beautiful area and are excited for the opportunity to make it more complete. We are excited to watch a child learn to walk, talk, grow, and thrive with all the sports, activities, school plays and musicals, and family trips that are all yet to come. Thank you for considering making our dream come true.

Thank you for considering making our dream come true.

-Mark & Mike

About Us

We met through an online dating app back at the very end of 2011, where Mike said hello to Mark. After some introductions, we agreed to a date, and the rest, as they say, is history. We got married in 2014 at Kingsland Bay State Park, in part because of the beautiful setting showcasing Vermont in the fall and in part because Mark had worked for the state park system in his youth. Mark works from home now as an information security professional, and Mike is a homemaker. Mikey likes to collect comics, particularly Marvel, and Mark is an avid reader. Mark does the outside chores, and Mikey does the inside ones. We love to take care of our home and enjoy our time there. We love to travel, and we love to visit with friends and family.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is a four-bedroom colonial house on a larger plot of land in a rural setting. We have lots of wooded land, a great hill for sledding in the winter, and a large apple tree with a swing on it. Berries grow all around the property. We live in a small town that has a popular park, several conservation areas where we also like to hike (when we’re not hiking on our own property), and a close-knit community. A neighboring town adds the high school, a skate park, and other sports and community activities. Marie is our “black panther,” a 10-year-old black cat that loves lap time and occasionally running around the house during playtime.

Our Extended Family

We have a lot of traditions we do with each other’s families as well as just the two of us. At the start of the year, we usually entertain Mike’s mother for a winter visit. At times this can include skiing and sometimes various nieces and nephews in tow. We often travel in June to Montreal for St. Jean Baptiste Day. It’s a good excuse to visit the closest big city for a summer weekend as well as get in a little practice of the French language. Mark was a former exchange student to Germany and still stays in close contact with his host family. We generally visit them for two weeks in early fall. It is always a warm visit with the families. As a couple we also take side trips to various different places in and outside of Germany.

Last but not least are the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Each year we alternate homes for these particular holidays. Mark has an older brother and a twin sister, and Mikey has his half-brother and half-sister; his other two sisters have passed away. Various cousins play roles in our lives as well as aunts and uncles.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have always spoken about having a family since we have been together. We decided we had to achieve other goals to get to this one however. First we wanted to get married, and then we moved to Vermont, where we had always wanted to settle down and plant roots. Once we were finally able to purchase a house together, we knew our next big step would be finally making adoption the next part of our life.

more about Mark

more about Mark

Occupation:
IT consultant
Religion:
Atheist
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
BA
Food:
Italian
Hobby:
Reading
Movie:
Better Off Dead
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas tree
Sport:
Skiing
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Erasure
TV Show:
Star Trek
Book:
The Talisman
Subject in School:
Chemistry
Dream Vacation:
Time in the Alps

more about Mike

more about Mike

Occupation:
Homemaker
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
African American
Education:
Some college
Food:
Lasagna
Hobby:
Comics
Movie:
Avengers: End Game
Favorite Tradition:
Holiday family visits
Sport:
Football, tennis
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Prince
TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Book:
Marvel Encyclopedia
Subject in School:
Social studies/geography
Dream Vacation:
Mountains

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