We are both white. We were both raised with adoptive siblings of different ethnicities. We are very lucky to have a tight knit group of friends of different ethnicities and backgrounds.
Adam has a masters degree and is working towards his PhD. Joe has his bachelors degree.
Adam is an occupational therapist and Joe is an IT consultant.
When did you meet and month/year of marriage:
We met in December of 2013, moved in together a year later, got married and bought a condo together in 2015.
Adam was raised Presbyterian, Joe was raised Catholic, we both consider ourselves more spiritual people.
Information on your home/community:
We own a 2 bed, 2 bath, and large den condo in Pilsen, a south side neighborhood that has a strong Latino population. Our condo complex has a pool and playground.
Number of children:
We don’t have any children yet *fingers crossed*
Stevie is our rescue dog, she is super docile and great with kids. She loves licking, napping in the sun, and running with Adam.
Desired contact with a birth family:
Our goal is to have an open adoption because we believe that is ultimately what is best for everyone, especially the child. We understand some women may just want email updates, which works too.
In one sentence, why do you want to adopt a child?
We both grew up with adopted siblings and we both want kids, adoption was always the answer for us.