We met years ago in New Jersey and we remain so grateful for that day. The instant connection we felt, that still exists, is a testament to the quality of our relationship which is built on love, trust, and a mutual respect for one another. Our life together continues to be a wonderful journey, richly filled with family, friends, happiness, and love. We want to share this and so much more with another child.
We always wanted to build our family through adoption and our wish to become parents came true last year when we adopted our son, Dylan. Each day Dylan brings such joy to our lives. We greatly look forward to the day we welcome another child into our family, another child to love, cherish, and nurture.
We live in a beautiful home which is perfect for a growing family. While we love quiet time at home, we are not too far from NYC where we can go to enjoy all the city has to offer such as museums, Broadway shows, and great restaraunts.
Our home, which is in a safe and diverse neighborhood, is close to parks with playgrounds, stores, and top-rated schools. It's also filled with families with children who are all looking forward to welcoming a new friend into their group!
The nursery is ready, as is Dylan who cannot wait to be a big brother! We look forward to baking cupcakes, throwing footballs, and enjoying life together as a family of four.
I have always known Doug to be a smart, kind man. He takes pride in all he does. Doug has a career in real estate and it allows him to make his own schedule and take time off. With that, he was able to stay home when Dylan was born and will do so with our future children. He absolutely loves being able to raise our children and watch them grow.
Doug loves spending time outdoors. Being at the beach with family, friends and our dog, Gianni is one of his favorite down times. He also enjoys baseball, theater and music. Doug spends as much time with his niece and nephews as possible. He goes to their sporting and musical events. Doug is an exceptional person, he is the love of my life.
Doug is very close to his family. His dedication to his friends and family is truly one of his best attributes. His thoughtfulness, patience and warmth make him an amazing father. Bath and bed time are his favorite. Dylan's laugh will light up his whole world. Having another child will only make this journey better.
Rick is a wonderful man. He has a successful career in psychology. He has an energy about him that makes him so special and unique. Rick displays such a great amount of compassion, confidence and devotion in all that he does. Words can't describe the type of father he is. The moment he gets home from work, Dylan is waiting for him with open arms. It is so heart warming.
Rick is such a hard working man. In his spare time he enjoys boating and traveling. Rick values the time spent with our niece and nephews. He loves taking them to their baseball games and just hanging out on the couch to watch TV.
People love to be around Rick because he is such a positive man. He is a wonderful dad who gives lots of love and hugs. He enjoys reading to Dylan and chasing him around. I am so lucky to have him in my life and am beyond thankful for where this journey has taken us.