Our first date was a little over twelve years ago. Although we had lots of mutual friends, we actually met through a dating website. As we talked, it quickly became apparent that we had a connection. It's probably not the typical question to ask on a first date, but "Do you plan to have children someday?" actually came up that night. Fortunately, the answer for both of us was, "Yes!"
Although we established early on that adopting a child was definitely in our future, we knew that we had to spend more time together, really getting to know each other and experiencing life as a couple. We've been fortunate enough to travel frequently, spend time with our families, establish our careers and create our home. There have been tons of adventures, laughs, and fun times. We've also learned to honor, respect and care for each other during difficult times. Through all our experiences, our bond has continued to grow stronger. We have formed a solid foundation and are truly ready to be parents.
We were engaged several years ago, but are waiting to have our wedding. It is important to us that our child be at our sides as we pledge to spend the rest of our lives together. We are committed to each other and will be equally committed as parents.
We cherish the time we spend with our nieces, nephews, and our friends' children. We frequently talk to each other about the kind of parents we aspire to be, and are hopeful that we will have a child to complete our family someday soon.
Quick facts about Jeff:
I was born in Wisconsin, but spent only a couple of years there before my family and I moved to Spain; perfect timing to become bilingual! We later moved to Portugal, Florida, and Ohio, where I spent my high school years. Growing up, I had always been drawn to performing, so when it came time to choose a college, the one thing I knew was that it had to be in New York City. After graduation, I spent several years as an actor, but ultimately realized I'd be happier on the other side of the table. I’m now a stage manager working on Broadway.
Quick Facts about Mark:
I grew up in the suburbs of Houston, the youngest of three children. Although I was a little shy as a kid, I had always loved the arts and found my first true calling in theater. Having spent my whole life in Texas, I was eager to branch out and headed to upstate New York for college. I moved to New York City shortly after graduating and have lived here ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to appear in ten Broadway shows and, in addition to performing, also teach acting and meditation.
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