Sam & John

Sam & John
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Hi from John & Sam in NYC!

We're Sam and John from New York City, and we're truly honored that you're taking the time to get to know us a little better. We hope this profile starts to give you a picture of who we are and the life we hope to provide for your child.

We know that you have many choices ahead of you, and we want you to know that we are deeply grateful for your love, strength, and courage.

For the last twelve years, we've been building a warm and loving home. And we are fully committed to providing a safe, healthy, and happy life for your child. We hope you enjoy learning a little more about the two of us!

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Who We Are

We met twelve years ago while we were in graduate school in Iowa. (Since Sam grew up in the Northwest and John grew up in the Northeast, we like to joke that it took us moving to the middle of the country to meet each other!) At the beginning of the fall semester, we bumped into each other at a downtown coffee shop. Sam decided to use the opportunity to invite John to a BBQ he was throwing for some of the graduate students that weekend. We hit it off, and have been attached at the hip ever since.

Years later, on the night New York legalized gay marriage, we got engaged. The next year, we had a small ceremony at the Manhattan courthouse surrounded by our family and friends, who joined us for a weekend of fun in NYC. It was an incredibly special weekend for both of us and our loved ones.

These days, we're always up for an adventure. We love to travel but also enjoy exploring the endless nooks and crannies of NYC. We like trying new restaurants, checking out new plays off-Broadway, and taking long walks with our dog in Central Park. Some of our favorite nights are spent with Sam trying out new recipes from our big collection of cook books, hosting dinner parties for our friends in the neighborhood, or just curling up on the couch with our dog, playing Scrabble, and watching TV.

Ever since we realized we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, becoming dads has been a big dream of ours. We have lots of friends who are adopted or have adopted, and we've seen the many joys of creating a family through adoption. So, for a while now, we've known in our hearts that adoption is the best path for us to become dads.

We're excited to be at a place in our lives where we can provide a loving, stable home for your baby. We know first-hand the importance of kindness, tolerance, and empathy, and we're eager to pass those values on to your child. And we can't wait to create memories as a family as we go on adventures around the world. We're very close with our niece, nephew, Sam's godson, and all of our friends' kids, and we cherish the time we've spent with them hiking in Ireland, making snow angels and sledding in northern Idaho, and searching for seashells and hermit crabs on the beaches of Cape Cod.

If we're lucky enough to be chosen by you, we promise we will raise your baby with unconditional love and commitment. For the last twelve years, we've been creating a home together. Now, we're eager to begin the next chapter of our lives by sharing that home with your child, who will feel loved, protected, and, above all, happy. In good times and difficult times, we promise that your child will always be our focus, our joy, and our priority.

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Friends Across the Country

Our work in theater and TV has taken us all around the country (and world), so we have very close friends in places like Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle that we’re fortunate enough to see throughout the year either when we’re traveling or when they’re visiting the NYC area. Some of our friends have adopted children themselves, and they’re very excited for us to become dads. Ever since our friends found out we’re pursuing adoption, we’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support we’ve received. Since many of our friends are artists who also work in theater, they’re especially loving and outgoing, and we can’t wait for them to see us build our family through adoption. If you choose us, your child will have a large, loving family across the country.

Our Furry Friend

Two Thanksgivings ago, we went to an animal shelter looking to rescue an older dog. But that changed when we saw Squire, a 3-month-old puppy with a full-grown beard who only wanted to snuggle with us and give us kisses. Squire has been our delightful companion ever since. He’s incredibly sweet and kind. Our neighbors like to joke that Squire is the mayor of the neighborhood, because he gets along with absolutely everyone. His favorite thing in the world is going for long walks in our nearby parks so he can meet and greet all the dogs and humans who are out and about.

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.


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