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Ryan & Ben

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Nebraska

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for your willingness to consider blessing us with a child and building our dream of a family. Though we will never fully understand your sacrifice, we know this life-changing decision is immeasurably difficult. It is one we do not take lightly, and we would raise your child lovingly in a family surrounded by laughter, support, memories, and traditions every day in dedication to the gift you have bestowed. As we write our story together and our chapters develop, we know the next part of our story could not be imagined without you.

We are teeming with love and adoration for a child that could be a part of our family—our missing piece. To say we are already immensely grateful is an understatement. You, your child, and your decision are what would make us whole.

Our journey to parenthood has been fortified with kindness, love, support, and encouragement from our family and friends, and that is a message and mission we will carry on into our own family. Be assured that you would be setting your child up for a future of love, safety, and security in our grateful home.

We already admire you so much.

Ryan and Ben

To say we are already immensely grateful is an understatement. You, your child, and your decision are what would make us whole.

-Ryan & Ben

About Us

We are Ryan and Ben in Nebraska. We have been together for nearly seven years. Ryan is a Spanish teacher, and Ben is an account executive. We met in the fall of 2016 and were quickly enamored with one another’s witty humor; we got married in 2020. Both of us were raised in small Midwest towns and were very involved growing up with our families and communities, which has transferred to the active lifestyle we lead now. We enjoy traveling, cooking, DIY projects/home improvement, and spending quality time with our friends and family. When we aren’t out and about, we love our downtime with our dog, Scout, and hosting friends and family for get-togethers. We are always up for the next adventure. Ben is currently coaching Ryan on his snowboarding technique, and Ryan is still trying to convince Ben that he likes fishing.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a community surrounded by bike trails, a public lake, wildlife, and many playgrounds. We have access to many captivating opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, which we frequent. Our home is in a friendly community with a supportive neighborhood. We are minutes away from a world-renowned zoo, museums, and many locally owned restaurants, and we reside in a high-performing school district. Our goldendoodle, Scout, cannot get enough of our walking trails and backyard space and patrols for bunnies and squirrels.

Our Extended Family

Ryan’s parents and sister live in Iowa, and his brother and sister-in-law live in Wisconsin. He comes from a very large extended family with over twenty aunts and uncles and over thirty cousins, all of whom we are very close with. Growing up with a large family and spending so many birthdays and holidays together was Ryan’s favorite part of his childhood. We still get together many times a year. It is so fun to see how we are growing and to share family recipes.

Ben’s parents live close to us in a neighboring city, and his sister, brother-in-law, and adorable nephew live in Tennessee. Most of Ben’s extended family is local to us, and we get to see them frequently. We love spending time with our nephew, racing his toy cars, and seeing how much joy he brings the crew.

We enjoy our time with family on Ryan’s family acreage and at Ben’s family lake house. We cannot wait to share our family with a little one.

What Led Us To Adoption

We are two fun-loving, hardworking, and charismatic individuals looking to share our laughter and love of life with a growing family. Both of us come from close-knit families, and they have always been our major support systems. We cannot wait to provide the same love to our future child. We always knew we wanted to start a family of our own; kids were always integral to our story. We are constantly talking about how much more we will laugh as we navigate parenthood and grow with each other.

more about Ryan

more about Ryan

Occupation:
Spanish teacher
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Education
Food:
All things breakfast
Hobby:
Cooking, traveling
Movie:
Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar
Favorite Tradition:
Gathering around a homecooked meal
Sport:
Baseball, volleyball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Christmas music
TV Show:
The Price Is Right
Book:
Red, White, and Royal Blue
Subject in School:
Biology, PE
Dream Vacation:
Patagonia

more about Ben

more about Ben

Occupation:
Account executive
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration
Food:
Buffalo wings
Hobby:
Traveling, home improvement
Movie:
Bridesmaids
Favorite Tradition:
Family road trips
Sport:
Golf, snowboarding
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
City and Colour
TV Show:
Bob’s Burgers
Book:
Anything by Augusten Burroughs
Subject in School:
Shop class
Dream Vacation:
Australia

Contact Ryan & Ben

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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