Who We Are
Starting a family has always been a dream of ours – one we’re happy to finally see come true. We have always known that we wanted to adopt and we’re excited to welcome a child into our loving and accepting home.
Steve was born and raised on Long Island while Dan grew up 30 minutes north of New York City. We met in 2011 while both attending Hofstra University. Dan volunteered to act in a student film which Steve was asked to help produce. It was love at first sight!
It didn’t take long for us to realize that we had found the person we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with. After Dan graduated in 2012, we maintained a long-distance relationship while Steve finished out the last year of college. Although the distance was challenging, we were dedicated to making it work. Not long after Steve graduated, we found a home and began building our life together.
Steve completed his master’s degree in social work and is currently providing psychotherapy and support to children in the local school districts. Dan has made a fulfilling career at a nationwide nonprofit supporting patients with kidney disease.
We have planned out our baby’s primary care for the early years. At the start, we will both be alternating our paid time off from work. Because Dan works remotely from home and Steve has the summers off, we will be able to devote plenty of time to nurturing our child. Both of our immediate families and close friends live nearby so we’ll have no shortage of support when needed.
Everyone who knows us knows that we love throwing a game night. Even though we can’t have a large group over just yet, that’s not going to stop us from enjoying ourselves!
We went out on a long hike today to celebrate Indiana’s sixth birthday! It’s great to find opportunities to get out of the house during the pandemic. There are so many great trails in our community and we love seeing all of the happy families. We’re still waiting to grow our own family - hopefully we find the newest addition soon!