Hello! Our names are Manny & Andy.
We’re a same-sex couple living in New York, NY. We have been in a loving and committed relationship since January 2008 – for about 14 years! We got married in the Fall of 2014 and recently celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.
Ever since we got together 14 years ago, we knew that we wanted to open our hearts and devote our lives to children one day. We talk about it longingly and lovingly all the time. Sometimes when we are out shopping, we’ll see things for our future child that get us so excited! We will work very hard to make a welcoming home for your child—one that is full of love!
We are literally surrounded by children and we love it! So many of our friends already have children–ranging in ages from newborns all the way up to teenagers. Our friends and family are all so eager for us to become parents to add to the mix! Our nieces and nephews are very close to us!
We have loved creating a life together in New York City. We own our home in NYC and our beach house. We live in a friendly, diverse neighborhood and have lived in the same neighborhood ever since we met! We are very friendly with our neighbors. There are families and kids all around our neighborhood. It has a nice, safe, bustling atmosphere. And our homes are full of pictures of our friends & family…we can’t wait to add more photos as our family grows!
“Manny is unconditionally generous – always thinking of others and how he can help out. He has a real unique ability to make people smile, especially me. He is so welcoming and jovial. He is an eternal optimist. He loves people and always looks for (and finds) the best in them. He’s always in my corner, just as I’m in his.” -- Andy
Manny was born and brought up in Dallas, Texas. He is the youngest of 3 kids. His sister, Irma, is the eldest and then comes his brother, Mo. His parents, Don & Sonia, have been married for over 51 years! They originally immigrated to America from India. They are very healthy and still live in the Dallas area. They are already grandparents to 4 adorable grandchildren named Rena, Leah, Rob & Michael. They are very excited to be grandparents again when we adopt and are very supportive of our adoption plans.
“Andy is a gentle teddy bear. His hugs are legendary and make you feel so comforted. He is loyal and kind. He is always thinking of others. He is a real family man. He’s like a gentle giant (since he’s over 6’ tall!). He is very smart and always thinking. He is, without a doubt, my best friend.” -- Manny
Andy is the proud only child of single Mom, Carol Ann, who brought him up with the love and support of her extended family, especially Andy’s grandparents, Marilyn & Rod. Andy was raised in South Carolina, where his mother still lives today. After spending time in the South (including for college), Andy moved to New York City, where he met Manny and made a home. From a young age, Andy loved everything about airplanes! He knew that one day he wanted to work in the travel industry – which he accomplished!