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“Family is not about blood. It is about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.” –Unknown

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“Family is not about blood. It is about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it the most.” –Unknown

Dear Birth Mother,

We have waited so long for this moment, the right time for us to start a family. To express our feelings of hope and anxiety; it is hard to put into words. We can't begin to comprehend how this journey is taking shape for you. It’s a time of deep reflection, soul searching, and courage as you consider the best course to ensure a happy, healthy future for your baby. We hope our paths might be one and that, together, we can provide a lifetime of laughter, encouragement, and unending love for your child.

We are honored that you would spend even a few minutes of your time learning about us. We hope you’ll seriously consider us to be the lifelong parents of this baby; a child that we will only get the joy of raising because of your selfless generosity.

Dreaming to be Dads,

Daniel & Patrick

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Our Story


Our Story


How we got here.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Daniel moved to Texas more than ten years ago to branch out of his comfort zone and build his life in the city. Around the same time, Patrick moved a few hours north from Houston to Dallas in order to pursue a college education. We lived in very close proximity for the next few years, but our paths didn't cross until about six years ago. The spark was almost instant and while getting to know each other Daniel once joked "Just marry me already." Patrick took that to heart and, just eight months later, on Christmas Eve, proposed to Daniel. We were married on November 11, 2011 in Washington, D.C. with our parents in attendance and our friends and family watching online. Since then we have settled into a house in the Love Field neighborhood of Dallas. Patrick works as a program manager for a mobility outsourcing company and has plans to return to school in the fall to finish his degree; while Daniel works as a business analyst for a technology and logistics company. Together we have built a home and a network of friends and we are ecstatic to start the next big journey of our lives by becoming parents. 

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Our Home


Our Home


A home with room for one more.

We have made our home in the ever changing neighborhood of Cedar Springs in Dallas. We have a three bedroom home that we share with two dogs and a cat. Tilly is an eight year old Boston Terrier and Chihuahua mix, Bleu is a five year old Corgi mix, and Link is an eight year old grey long hair.

We are active members of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Irving where Daniel serves as a member of the Parish Council. Daniel was raised Catholic and Patrick was a Presbyterian, but both were able to find common ground in their faith within the Episcopal Church.

We enjoy spending time outdoors exploring our city, vacationing around the country and our state. We are lovers of live music and enjoy catching a concert or a touring stage show from time to time. Most of all, we enjoy spending time with our extended family and close group of friends. 

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Our Family


Our Family


Though both our ‘traditional’ families are located several hours or several states away; we’ve been blessed to build a great group of friends around Dallas. Additionally, several of those friends’ families have likewise embraced us as their own. We never wonder where we’ll spend a holiday, when we can’t travel to our families, or who to call for help nearby.

Patrick has two siblings and their spouses who have given us two amazing nieces and a wonderful nephew that we love to visit and spoil in Katy and Refugio, TX whenever we get a chance. Daniel’s siblings are both a bit younger and haven’t yet married or started their own families.

We’ve also recently welcomed our first Godchildren, twins Ethan and Skyler joined us in mid-May of 2015 and we’re very excited to start sharing their upbringing with two of our best friends Adam & Shawn. 

Why Adoption?


Why Adoption?


We’ve chosen the path of adoption (vs. surrogacy) for several reasons.

Both Patrick and Daniel have very strong connections to adopted family members.

-          Daniel’s little sister was formally adopted in 2010 after living with his family on-and-off for several years starting when she was 3 all the way back in 2000. She’s now in high school and has hopes of being a veterinarian someday.

-          Patrick’s cousins are sisters adopted by his Aunt in 2009 & 2010 and are both happy little girls who lovingly call us both Uncle.

We also know there are countless children whose parents can’t keep them for many different reasons. We want to provide the home that you believe your child will best thrive in. We’re very open to communication plans as time passes. Our child will always know that the person who shared a child with us is a person who very much cared about his/her future. Adoption will be an open subject in our home, and we’d love to introduce you to the amazing son or daughter you gave us the pleasure to raise.  

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