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Paul & Ryan

Fun fact: we're SO ready to be dads!

We are Paul and Ryan of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, a small suburb adjacent to Minneapolis. We have been together since 2009 and were married in 2013 on the fourth anniversary of our first date. Raising a child together has always been a dream of ours and we are so excited to bring that dream to life through adoption. Our circle of friends and family includes those who were adopted, grew their families through adoption, or created adoption plans of their own. We look forward to providing a loving, supportive, and engaging home for our child that is inclusive of his or her adoption story and birth family.

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Who We Are

We met in June 2009 when Ryan volunteered as an usher at the theater Paul worked at as box office manager, and our first date was a Monday evening at a local brewery, an exhibit about the Titanic at the Science Museum, and a nice dinner in Uptown. We married on the fourth anniversary of our first date in 2013 and recently celebrated our first decade as a couple!

Paul and Ryan brought Channing home in January 2012, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who had been rescued from (we believe) a puppy mill in Arkansas. He has brought so much joy to our lives, even if he spends his entire day sleeping and cuddling!

We share a passion for arts and culture, with a mutual love for theater, music, film, books, and television. But we aren't pretentious - we enjoy compelling drama, be it a serious foreign film or a ridiculous argument between Real Housewives. And sometimes we just want reruns of The Golden Girls. Above all, we laugh together every day.

Adoption Diary

March 2020 Part II

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone for the kind words we received on the first video we posted on our adoption YouTube channel. We have released a new one called “5 Things I Love About You” Both videos can be found under the “Videos” tab here and on YouTube. We would love it if you would click SUBSCRIBE on our channel, so it reaches more people. As you know, word of mouth can be the best outreach for us.

Hope you are doing well and practicing good social distancing.

Thanks for reading about journey,
Paul and Ryan

March 2020


Just wanted to share some quick new updates to our Adoptimist profile! We posted a new photo session that we did we Lindsay Marcy Design & Photography. We are so unbelievably happy with how these photos turned out. Lindsay is incredible to work with, so if you have any new photography needs for personal or professional, please check out her website. Our dog, Channing, is featured in a couple of them even though he’s super camera shy.

The second exciting update is that we have now started a YouTube channel. Head over to the Videos tab here on Adoptimist and you can see the first video titled “How We Met” If you’re on YouTube just search Paul and Ryan Adopt for our page and click Subscribe. It’s free and you can get notifications of when we release fun new videos.

Thanks for coming along on our adoption journey. Take care. Be safe and be healthy.
-Paul and Ryan

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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