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Wes & Eddy

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Georgia

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mama,

No matter how much we might want to understand everything you are feeling now, we know we can only guess. Those feelings are probably too big to try to capture here anyhow. What we do understand is that what ALL of us want for your baby is the same: a safe and gentle home and a nurturing, supportive family with it.

Because one of us was adopted ourselves, we have some understanding of the ultimate act of love you are considering and even some of the painful parts. We understand the strength and compassion this decision demands of you, and we are in awe of you for considering it. We know what this gift means, and we will cherish you and your baby for the rest of our lives.

The decisions ahead of you are difficult for sure, but what we promise is simple: love. Love for you and love for your baby. Love in the morning and love in the evening. Even when parenting gets difficult and it may not be the easiest choice, we promise to follow your example and choose love for your baby.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We hope we get to learn more about you soon.

Eddy & Wes

We are ready to share all that we are and all that we have with a family, and we would be honored if that includes your baby.

-Wes & Eddy

About Us

We fell in love six years ago over a box of fried chicken and haven’t looked back. Beyond our shared love for eating and traveling to eat, we are grateful that opposites attract. Wes is a nonprofit professional working for equal treatment of all people by day and an amature chef and plant dad by night. In school, he studied political science and public administration, and his professional interests focus mainly on LGBTQ equality. Outside of work, Wes wants to be surrounded by friends bringing everyone a good laugh. Eddy is a nerd who finished college at age 18 with useless majors (like philosophy) and went to graduate schools for more useful ones (like medicine). As an investment-banker-turned-clinical-scientist, he develops innovative treatments for severe diseases, like epilepsy and diabetes. He has lived in five countries, and traveled to 41.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a condo building in a large-ish southern city, along with our dog, Little Girl “LG,” and all of Wes’s plants—22 plants, the largest of which is eight feet tall. We regularly take advantage of our neighborhood’s walkability and easy access to stores, museums, performances, and (our favorite) restaurants. LG has lost her interest in walking in her old age and mostly enjoys a nap. One of our favorite traditions (all three of us) in our home is decorating for the holidays. We cherish the time with friends and family each year.

Our Extended Family

Eddy is blessed with two families, adoptive and biological. His parents are the stereotypical New England hippies and raised him and his three younger siblings with an abundance of love and affirmation. Instead of typical bedtime tales, they told stories from their 18-month honeymoon spent backpacking through Europe and Africa and even working at a cucumber farm in Greece to pay for a boat ride. He and his siblings call or text every day. While his family lives in Massachusetts, we visit each other and travel together frequently. He reunited with his biological family when he was a teenager, and we visit them in Korea each year to learn more about the culture, language, food, and family.

Wes’s parents separated when he was very young, but neither let that affect the raising of their son and both of his parents played major roles in his upbringing. While Wes is technically an only child, he grew up living across the street from and attending elementary school with his cousin, and they consider themselves as close as siblings. They talk and text regularly and generally consider themselves to be hilarious, even if no one else does.

What Led Us To Adoption

Adoption already has a special place in our home because Eddy was adopted as a child. We have firsthand appreciation for how hard the decision was for his birth parents because we are lucky enough to maintain relationships with both his adopted and biological parents today. We have made the decision to adopt because both of us have wanted a family since before we met, and we are excited for the adventure that parenthood is sure to be. We are ready to share all that we are and all that we have with a family, and we would be honored if that includes your baby.

more about Wes

more about Wes

Occupation:
Nonprofit professional
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Public Administration
Food:
Yes, please! The spicier, the better!
Hobby:
Cooking and baking, caring for my plants
Movie:
Sister Act (1 and 2!)
Favorite Tradition:
Making my grandmother’s cornbread dressing for the holidays
Sport:
Tennis
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Adele, Whitney, Reba
TV Show:
The Great British Baking Show, The West Wing
Book:
A Promised Land
Subject in School:
Government, civics
Dream Vacation:
Somewhere with food I’ve never tried

more about Eddy

more about Eddy

Occupation:
Healthcare researcher
Religion:
Episcopalian
Race:
Asian
Education:
MS in biostatistics, MSc in evidence-based medicine, MBA
Food:
Carbs
Hobby:
Eating, making ceramic planters
Movie:
The Thomas Crown Affair
Favorite Tradition:
Clue-based Easter present hunt
Sport:
Baseball
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Too many ’90s R&B artists to name
TV Show:
Killing Eve, Elementary
Book:
The Fountainhead, The Trial
Subject in School:
Biostatistics, epidemiology, logic
Dream Vacation:
Train travel through Mongolia with Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Ms. Blige

Contact Wes & Eddy

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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