Thank you for taking the time to read through our profile.
We hope that through the glimpses of our lives, you are able to envision the love and life your child will be surrounded by.
Thank you for your bravery! The decision you are making cannot be easy by any means, but we are grateful for your humility and selflessness to share such a wonderful gift to the world. We are forever indebted to you for giving us and other parents the joy of creating our families. We look forward to you becoming a part of our family too. We share with you the joys of creating a new life while also sympathize the hard and emotional decision to choose adoption. If we are humbled enough to be chosen by you, we will honor the challenges and sacrifices you have made and ensure that this child will forever know the love their birth parents have for them. We hope that through the glimpses of our lives, you are able to envision the love and life your child will be surrounded by.
We will love this child for who they are and whoever they become.
We love to laugh together (and sometimes cry too), but most importantly, we love being together and with each other.
We finally first met in November 2012. Around early October of the same year, Jason was studying for his emergency medicine boards exam in a local Starbucks that Michael managed. Jason noticed Michael instantly, but Michael did not really notice Jason at the time. One day around Thanksgiving, Jason finally had the courage to buy a cup of coffee from Michael himself, and the rest is history. After our first date, we knew there was something special between us. While playing Super Mario Bros. in January 2013, we both blurted out our first "I love you" to each other. We have never been apart ever since. We eventually moved together about a year or so after we first met. After 6 years, we got married in a small outdoor ceremony in Maine with 60 of our closest friends and family in September 2018. We then moved to New York City in January 2019 where we hope to create our family. Our relationship can be best summed up by our morning coffee routines after a pot of coffee has been made. Jason will have his coffee while putting dishes away, going through mail and sorting through todays to do list. Michael, on the other hand, uses his coffee time to contemplate the day and immerse himself in the moment. Eventually, we find at the end of our cups of coffee how to best spend the day. Our morning coffee shows the balance we have created for ourselves with Jason' organizational mind in perfect complement to Michael's inquisitive perspective. We love to laugh together (and sometimes cry too), but most importantly, we love being together and with each other.
Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Michael exemplifies love and compassion.
Michael is compassionate, empathetic, & nurturing.
By Jason: Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Michael exemplifies love and compassion. In his work, he finds way to comfort and aid members of the LGBTQ community through their struggles while providing them an unbiased listening ear they can rely on. When with our families, whether the ones we were born into or the ones we added, Michael ensures each person feels loved, respected and well taken care of. He puts his heart and soul into every person he encounters. Michael finds ways to make you laugh and, when necessary, wraps his consoling arms around you without fail. His tenacity and awareness of other people's emotions demonstrates the amount of love, support, and respect our child will receive. Michael will be an amazing father to any child we are blessed to call our own. By Michael: My childhood was simple and very happy. I was lucky enough to have a loving and supportive family that would be there no matter what. Life outside the home as a young gay person in a small town was not as happy. While my parents stood up for me and tried to get me help at school it was obvious that changes would not be made to make me feel safe. I ended up having to leave high school early and get my GED. I have been able to turn all that strife and pain into career. I am now a counselor for a national crisis intervention/suicide prevention lifeline focusing on LGBTQ young people. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. I apparently also love watching movies and listening to songs that make me cry. I love emotions!
Jason has always been all about family.
Jason is caring, devoted, & generous.
By Michael: Jason has always been all about family. Before me, this meant taking care of anything his parents and family (both born and added) needed. Now this means doing everything in his power to ensure that I have a good life and to ensure that the future additions to our family are taken care of. Jason has worked hard his entire life to make his own life and the lives around him better. I have been extremely lucky to have been with him for 8 years now and our future child will be lucky to call him Daddy. Jason also has an extremely playful side that I fell in love with very quickly. His goal is normally to make sure everyone around him is having a good time. Whether that's through making them laugh or making sure they always have a full plate of food. By Jason: I love food. Food has always been a centerpiece in my family as it would unite us around the dinner table to be with each other, laugh and bond as one. Watching my parents cook inspired me to learn how to cook dishes like gnocchi, pasta from scratch, beef wellington and even bake! I love music, always listening when possible. Music has been my way of relaxing, laughing and enjoying my time with others or myself, even when I am working as a physician in the emergency setting. It brings me joy and centers me. I listen to songs I can sing to, even if off key, like when I do once in a while during chorus rehearsals. I am a firm believer in laughter being the best medicine, and you will often find me giggling and trying my darndest to make others laugh and smile. I work hard but I also ensure that I enjoy life with myself and others.