Two guys who are ready to trade in sleep and free time to become dads and start our family.
We’re Seth and Chris. Thanks for taking a look at our profile and learning a bit about us.
We’ve been thinking about adoption for a while, ever since we each read a book that introduced us to open adoption (The Kid, by Dan Savage). If you’re interested in an open adoption, we’re willing to stay in touch however you feel comfortable.
We’re looking forward to doing things together as a family that we enjoyed when we were kids ourselves, especially reading bedtime stories, going to the zoo and museums, and playing in the snow. Our family and friends are excited to be involved in our future child’s life, so he or she will also have grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins (and hopefully a sibling or two some day) to play with and learn from.
If you would like to reach us, please send us a text message at 315-920-1006, or call us at 315-920-1006 or toll free at 1-844-515-7666, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our several pet turtles. Chris has had them since he was a teenager.
Chris and our nephew Owen.
Seth and our niece Millie.
Who We Are
We’ve been together for over 12 years now. Seth grew up in rural Illinois, and Chris grew up in Connecticut. We met back in 2005 when we were both nerdy students at Iowa State University. Our shared interests in animals and video games brought us together, and in 2010 we got married on campus. After moving around a bit for temporary work, we were lucky to both land stable, long-term jobs together in upstate New York in 2012. Chris is a biology professor at a public college near Syracuse, and Seth is a veterinarian at a small animal clinic (for cats and dogs). We’re now in our mid-30’s and ready to grow our family.
We had a full house this weekend—our good friends from grad school came to visit from out of town, along with their two daughters and two dogs. We always like cooking for guests, so we grilled a big meal for everyone, and got to enjoy eating outside on the deck since we finally had a warm, sunny weekend. After dinner, Chris read stories to the girls before bedtime, and then the grown ups got to stay up late (almost 10pm!). The next day we had a big breakfast and went to the park near our house. The girls enjoyed the playground, and the dogs enjoyed barking at other dogs. It was nice catching up with old friends since we only get to see them a few times a year.
This past weekend we helped dog (and chicken) sit for friends of ours. They had a wedding to go to, so we stopped by their house to feed and look after their dogs. They also have a chicken coop with eight chickens, so we had to feed them and collect their eggs (we got to take home the eggs we collected!). In the picture, Seth is giving Rosie the belly rub she asked for. Her sister, Riley, is not in the picture - she was much more shy and was actually hiding under a desk at the time. After spending some time with them, we came home and got to crack open our latest batch of home-brewed apple cider. Luckily this one tasted much better than our last one!
Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile
We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.