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William & Frederick

Family Type: Gay Couple
State we live in: Illinois

dear expectant mother

We are excited that you might choose us as a family for your child, and yet our hearts go out to you having to make this difficult decision. We imagine there will be strong emotions for you around this choice, but we also know there will be deep joy for you in the gift you will offer, as your family joins ours.

Our devotion to each other over the last 18 years has helped us through challenges, face our fears, and find our unique path in the world, including adoption. We dream that we will be able to share this love with your child, as we are with Reese, and to offer them the same dedication and support we share as a family.

Fred can’t wait to encourage the curiosity and wonder he learned as a child. Will is looking forward to continuing to build our home with your child through good meals, art, imagination, silly voices, and lots of dad jokes. Reese is an incredibly social and joyful girl who loves to give hugs and kisses and will shower her new brother or sister with tender affection, and we can’t wait to see. She is practically begging us for a sibling.

Thank you for considering our family as a potential recipient of your gift. We hope to meet you in person and share our love with you as well.

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We love the idea of raising your child alongside our adopted daughter, Reese. We want her and your child to feel the incredible love and good fortune to be desired so deeply.

-William & Frederick

About Us

Fred loves being a father. He grew up in a large family on a farm in Missouri, but is now an architect in the city. He loves playing with his daughter, riding bikes and baking treats with her. As an architect, Fred recently completed the renovation of a nearby children’s museum. Will also loves fatherhood. He grew up in an historic part of eastern Pennsylvania and is now a priest after a career as a professional singer. We met through a mutual friend at a Christmas costume party in 2004. Will arrived dressed as a wiseman, and Fred hosted the party dressed as Joseph! It was love at first sight as we danced that night away in our costumes. As a family we love traveling to visit friends and family, including a recent visit to family in France. Everyday we feel blessed to have Reese in our lives.

Our Home & Pets

We currently live in an apartment attached to the church where Will works. The church is nestled in a historic neighborhood near downtown and just a few minutes’ walk from the lakefront, beaches, a playground, and the zoo. The church is an anchoring community for us and includes many children’s opportunities, including a gym, preschool, and nursery. The apartment is bigger than we need, but we aren’t complaining. It has a large guestroom for visiting family that will become Reese’s room and a lovely nursery for the new baby! We share our apartment with two cats, Slinky and Scout, who are very well behaved and very soft! Slinky is especially sweet to Reese, who loves to pet him.

Our Extended Family

We both come from supportive and loving families. Fred was surrounded by family growing up on a dairy farm. His grandmother, two uncles, aunt, and cousins lived across the road. Now his three older sisters have vibrant careers, with six children between them. His parents are retired and love hosting the grandkids for creative activities like plays, pirate parties, science camps, and art activities.

Will grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs as one of ten cousins on his mom’s side. The family is very close and has a long tradition of holidays together, eating special foods (crab dip, Grandma’s vegetable soup, lobster bisque), and singing Christmas carols around the piano. Will’s dad is French and immigrated to the U.S. after he met Will’s mother in the 1970s in Bermuda. She is now an independent psychotherapist and loves being a grandma. His older brother is married with two kids and is part of the family business as an investment advisor.

Our Adoption Story

We love celebrating the gift of adoption. For Reese, celebrating her adoption day highlights the joy of having so many people in her life that love her. Children benefit from strong relationships and connections with people of all ages, and a diverse family, including her birth family. We love the idea of raising your child alongside our adopted daughter, Reese. We want your child to feel the incredible love and good fortune to be desired so deeply.

more about William

more about William

Occupation:
Episcopal Priest
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Divinity and Music
Food:
Sushi
Hobby:
Travel, singing
Movie:
Willy Wonka
Favorite Tradition:
Christmas party
Sport:
Squash, swimming, biking
Holiday:
Christmas, Easter
Music Group:
Mumford and Sons
TV Show:
Star Trek, Seinfeld
Book:
Church hymnal
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Japan, Egypt

more about Frederick

more about Frederick

Occupation:
Architect
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master of Architecture
Food:
Mexican
Hobby:
Baking, triathlons
Movie:
The Dark Knight
Favorite Tradition:
Summer family trip
Sport:
Swimming, running, baseball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
Connor Youngblood
TV Show:
The Office
Book:
The Night Circus
Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation:
Istanbul

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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