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Ryan & Brian

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: California

dear expectant mother

We are so grateful you are taking the time to learn more about who we are. We hope it becomes clear that love and laughter define who we are as a couple and what we will offer as parents. We will never truly know the emotions you must be feeling as you make this decision for you and your child. The courage and strength you show in making this decision is a true display of your love as a mother.

If we are lucky enough to be chosen by you, we want you to know we have nothing but endless love in our hearts for your child. Growing up in large families, we understand the beauty of what it means to share love with others. Your child will grow up knowing this love through weekend outings with their dog, cabin trips with cousins, sandy toes at the beach with Grandma and Grandpa, and so many other adventures. They’ll create messy memories of dirty hands in the kitchen or getting lost in magical stories before bedtime. Rooted in all of these moments and memories is the boundless love we will provide.

We always think about our lives as chapters in an adventure book. We can’t wait to fill new pages in this story with all of the love and memories we will have as a family. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for potentially making this next chapter in our lives a reality. It wouldn’t be possible without you.

With love,
Ryan and Brian

If we are lucky enough to be chosen by you, we want you to know we have nothing but endless love in our hearts for your child.

-Ryan & Brian

About Us

Brian is from rural Upstate New York, while Ryan is a SoCal guy through and through. We met a decade ago, married five years later, and have enjoyed all the love and fun-packed memories since the beginning. We’re both passionate about our jobs. Brian helps develop new medicine for patients suffering from cancer, while Ryan is an educator by training and now coaches others on best teaching practices in the classroom. We love catching the latest movies, visiting local museums, and traveling on new adventures. Brian also loves reading a good book or getting out in nature on a hike, while Ryan loves building his latest Lego creation and baking tasty desserts. We can’t wait to make many new and exciting memories with our growing family.

Our Home & Pets

We currently live in a thriving, diverse community with tons of opportunities for adventure and exploration. We are lucky to live in a city where both the beaches and the mountains are just a drive away. Our neighborhood offers access to museums, zoos, aquariums, libraries, and so much more, all within a few miles. Whenever possible, we love to bring our rescue dog, Asher, along for the adventure. Like us, she is also full of love and warmth and brings a smile to everyone she meets. In addition to all of the community opportunities around us, some of the best schools in the state are just around the corner. We love living in a city that is both safe and filled with endless possibilities!

Our Extended Family

Growing up, family was everything for both of us. Even now, we are lucky to have both our families play large roles in our lives. Brian has three sisters, while Ryan has one brother. Between them, we have seven nieces and nephews! Some of our extended family lives across other states and our holidays are filled with excitement and laughter traveling to see them all.

Each family has special traditions, like wearing matching pajamas on Christmas with Ryan’s family or escaping to the picturesque mountains of Arizona to spend the Fourth of July in Brian’s parents’ cabin. We especially love it when we can participate in fun activities with our nieces and nephews. Some of our favorite moments were created when we grew crystal ornaments as a science experiment or played in an imaginary ice cream parlor in the sandbox.

No matter what, our favorite memories are created when we can all get together and share in our family’s love. Both of our families are beyond excited for us to begin this new adventure of building a family of our own.

What Led Us To Adoption

We both grew up in large families full of joy and laughter, where love was the root of everything. In the years that we have been together, we’ve built a similar home filled with love and warmth. We knew from the very beginning that we wanted to have a family of our own. As we looked for an opportunity to share our hearts and the joy we’ve always had, we knew adoption was the perfect way to grow our family. We are so excited for this next chapter in our story and can’t wait to raise a child together.

more about Ryan

more about Ryan

Occupation:
Academic dean
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
M.Ed. 21st Century Best Teaching Practices Administrative Credential
Food:
Anything Italian!
Hobby:
Building Legos, baking
Movie:
A Bug’s Life
Favorite Tradition:
Wearing family pajamas every Christmas!
Sport:
Gymnastics
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Adele, Sam Smith
TV Show:
Jeopardy!
Book:
The Giving Tree
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
Iceland

more about Brian

more about Brian

Occupation:
Biotech corporate development
Religion:
Catholic - Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
M.S. Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Food:
Chocolate cookie dough ice cream
Hobby:
Reading books, hiking
Movie:
My Cousin Vinny
Favorite Tradition:
4th of July cabin trips with family!
Sport:
Baseball - Go Yankees!
Holiday:
4th of July
Music Group:
Goo Goo Dolls, Imagine Dragons
TV Show:
The Office
Book:
Harry Potter series
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Costa Rica

Contact Ryan & Brian

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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