Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. We know that this may be a difficult decision, but we are appreciative that you are taking the time to learn about our family. We feel prepared and excited to open our home and our hearts to a child. We hope that the following collection of pictures, memories, and stories, gives you a better idea of the home and love that we share. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
Profession: Digital Marketing Manager
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Weekend road trips, board game nights with family, exploring the city, binge watching Netflix.
Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Movies (especially science fiction), trying out new recipes in the kitchen, taking on creative projects, long walks with our dog.
Years Together: 10
State: New York
Other Children: No
Pets: 6-year old dog
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No Preference
Special Needs: No
Type of Adoption: No Preference
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. Dan loves to plan out fun and exciting events, such as weekend road trips and board game nights with family. Dan is a wiz at trivia and never misses an opportunity to test his skills. Steve is very caring and loves to make people laugh. Some of Steve’s favorite hobbies include watching science fiction movies and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. Dan loves this because he gets to be the taste tester! 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.
Our Home & Community
We feel fortunate to live in a fun and diverse town, just 45 minutes north of New York City. Our community offers plenty of parks and trails for getting out into nature and taking family bike rides with our dog, Indiana. We’re also a quick train ride into New York City, where we love to visit museums, see shows, or just explore. We own a three bedroom suburban home in a close-knit cul-de-sac. We have a big backyard for running around and plenty of space inside for a growing family. We have a great relationship with our neighbors and nearby family members which makes this a perfect place to raise a child. Dan’s parents have lived at his childhood home for over 30 years! They have always put a big emphasis on family and supported their two sons in exploring their interests. They are both incredibly hardworking people who are excited to be first-time grandparents. Dan’s brother lives a few hours away with his fiancé. Dan and his brother have always been close and that has only strengthened over time. Dan’s brother is thrilled to welcome a new member to the family and can’t wait to be “the super cool uncle”. Steve’s parents live in his childhood home on Long Island, NY. They are fun-loving, open-minded, and caring of other. Steve’s parents, are extremely family-oriented, and enjoy bringing the family together (especially for family dinner on Sundays!). Steve’s brother, and his fiancé, live less than an hour away. They are extremely supportive and caring people. Both have told Steve and Dan how excited they are to become aunt and uncle.Our favorite pastime is having close friends and family over for meals and game nights. We love to use our free time to the fullest and discovering new and unexpected adventures. In 2015, we moved in to our house and spent the next year building it into a warm and inviting place we’re proud to call home. We rescued our dog, Indiana, the same year. When the weather is good, she loves playing outdoors and going for hikes on the local trails. At night, she loves snuggling up on the couch with the both of us. She gets excited any time our friends bring their children over because she loves to make them laugh. We know she’ll make a great big sister! Our most important belief is that our child will always feel loved and cared for. We believe in freedom of expression and will encourage our child to always follow their passions. We will always be open and honest with our child and will create a space where they can come to us with anything.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
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. Adoption has always played an important role in building our extended family. Steve has several cousins who joined through adoption and Dan’s uncles have adopted three girls of their own. We have seen the beauty of adoption firsthand and would be honored to devote our lives to your child. We believe your child should know your deep love for him or her and the tremendous sacrifice you have made for us. Steve and Dan are looking for a child of any race or gender in an open or partially-open adoption. Travelling is not a problem for us! This is our first adoption so we’ll take this journey with you every step of the way to make it as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Our most important belief is that our child will always feel loved and cared for. We believe in freedom of expression and will encourage our child to always follow their passions. We will always be open and honest with our child and will create a space where they can come to us with anything. Most importantly, we will lead with love.
Learn more about us at danandsteveadopt.com