Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We promise you that your baby will have a happy home, full of excitement, laughter, love, and adventures. They will have every opportunity that we can give them, and we will support them in whatever pursuits and passions they want to explore. Our love is unconditional and we will make sure they always know and feel that.

Daniel and Robert

from California

Daniel

Ancestry: English

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Business Development and Marketing

Education: AS

Hobbies: Travel, Theater, Disney, Reading, Going to the beach

Robert

Ancestry: Irish

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Analyst

Education: BS

Hobbies: Reading, Outdoors, Volleyball, Travel

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Nondenominational

Favorites

Daniel

Animal
Giraffes - As a kid I always liked them because of how tall they were.
Childhood Memory
Going to Disneyland as a family. It’s something we started doing with our son, Oliver, and we can’t wait to keep the tradition going.
Color
Blue
Family Activity
Exploring a new area of the city, especially parks or museums.
Holiday
Christmas - I love the decorations and all of the smells have such a nostalgic scent to me.
Subject in School
History - I always loved learning about other cultures and the foundations they laid which brought us to today.
Thing to Cook
Cheesecake
Early Bird or Night Owl
I’m definitely an early bird. I always wake up early and am excited for what the new day will bring.
TV Show
Parks and Recreation - The characters' varying and realistic personality types are quirky and fun.
Vacation Spot
My favorite vacation spot has been Europe and getting the opportunity to explore the rich history throughout its different countries.

Robert

Animal
Alpacas - They are fluffy clouds of joy and it is on my bucket list to hug one.
Childhood Memory
Every night when we were children, my brother and I would snuggle up in my mom’s lap and she’d read us a book. I can’t wait to have those moments with my kids.
Color
Blue!
Family Activity
Exploring and trying new things, new places, new experiences, and new foods.
Hobby
I love to be outdoors and in nature. Camping and hiking are some of my favorite things to do.
Personal Hero
My mom - She worked multiple jobs while raising my brother and I, but she always found time for us. Until this day, she is my best friend in the whole world.
Sport
I love being by the ocean and playing beach volleyball.
Subject in School
I loved math because every little piece builds on each other to solve a puzzle or problem.
Early Bird or Night Owl
I used to be more of a night owl but ever since the birth of our son I’m slowly becoming an early bird.
Vacation Spot
Scotland - The more remote parts of the country are so beautiful and wild looking, it is almost like another planet. I could spend months there just exploring.
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We don’t know you yet, but we cannot wait to meet you and take this journey together. We are two dads living in Southern California with our son, Oliver, and have found that nothing brings us more joy than being parents. From our very first date together, we both discussed that we wanted a big family so we could have the opportunity to shower our kids with love and support. Whether it is going on grand adventures or just sitting around the house relaxing, everything is better with children and sharing every moment with them!

Both of us have an amazing support system of grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends that are such a big part of our life. They all are so excited to have a new addition to the family and to have someone else to spoil and snuggle. Family is so important to us and we are glad that all of our family members are so supportive and close-knit. Oliver is going to make the most excellent big brother to your child, and we are so excited to help our kids to grow, thrive, and turn into amazing human beings.

Our home is always full of laughter and excitement, and it will only become better with your baby! In our home education and learning, both in and outside of school, are very important to us and we will make it a priority for your child to have every chance to learn and develop. Sometimes, the best way to learn and grow is to try something new, so we are constantly going to new places and exploring new things to make sure that we are experiencing as much as we can. The world is a big place but travelling and seeing as much of it as possible is our goal for us and our children.

We will always be upfront and honest with the children about their adoptions. We will make sure they know that not only do they have two dads who love them, but they also have the love of their birth mothers. We like taking pictures and videos of our adventures and we will make sure that you get to see your baby growing, being happy, and enjoying everything they can. We are inspired by your choice to consider taking the path of adoption. It shows a level of love and selflessness that is above and beyond what most people can even conceive. We promise you that your baby will have a happy home, full of excitement, laughter, love, and adventures. They will have every opportunity that we can give them, and we will support them in whatever pursuits and passions they want to explore. Our love is unconditional and we will make sure they always know and feel that.

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

When we completed our first adoption with our son, Oliver, we knew that we wanted to continue the growth of our family. Early on, when we were still dating, we talked about having kids and we both knew that we wanted to have multiple children. Oliver has brought so much joy to our lives and we can’t wait to give him the opportunity to experience the love of a sibling. We both want to have a big family and the laughter of another child in our home will help our dream come true.

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Our Relationship with Oliver's Birth Mom

We have an open adoption with Oliver’s birth mom and send pictures and updates frequently. We have done many video chats and we make sure she knows that she holds a special place in our hearts and that her son will always know that she loves him. It has sometimes been a rocky road as we have gone on this journey, but we work together and always do what is best for our son.

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About Robert, by Daniel

Robert is the type of person who puts all of himself into his family. His bond with our son was instant and I smile every time I watch them playing together. He works so hard to provide for our family and his work ethic has always been inspirational to me. He loves animals and the beach and never misses an opportunity to take our dog, Albus, to play in the surf. His compassionate and energetic personality is what first caught my attention and his loving smile still makes my heart beat faster. I’m so proud of the man that he is and the amazing father he has become for Oliver.

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About Daniel, by Robert

It is near impossible to completely put into words how amazing I think Daniel is. He’s the smartest and funniest person I’ve ever meet in my entire life, and I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have found him. He is the kind of person that loves unconditionally and will do whatever it takes to make sure his family and friends are happy. Watching him go from an amazing husband to an amazing father has been one of the greatest gifts I will ever get. His constant support and love that he gives to our son make me so excited to see what the future holds because I know it will be fantastic, wherever it takes us. Daniel and I both, on our first date, talked about how we wanted a big family, and I don’t believe there is a better partner in all the world that I could have on this journey.

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Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is the perfect balance of suburban life in Southern California. We spend sunny days exploring the parks in our neighborhood and playing with friends or a fun afternoon down at the beach. We love to cook and make our meals at home just about every night and love to host get-togethers with our friends.

One of the benefits of Daniel’s job is the complimentary access to Disneyland. Growing up at Disney is something we always wanted for our kids, and we’ve been fortunate enough to turn that into a reality. Our vacations are often centered around our favorite theme park and we love making those magical memories. We also love exploring more of this great big world we live in and have both spent time visiting other countries. It’s something that we can’t wait to do with our children.

We are both animal lovers and have two amazing pets. Albus is an 8-year-old mini-aussie who loves to play fetch and run around with Oliver both in and outside of the house. Our 3-year-old cat, Sirius, is a huge snuggle bug. He was a bit nervous around Oliver at first, but Oliver eventually wore him down with kisses and pets and now they can frequently be found on the couch together hanging out and cuddling.

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Our Home & Neighborhood

Our neighborhood and home are in a quieter suburban area where children are constantly running around and playing with each other. We got extremely lucky and have neighbors who are friendly, outgoing, and have growing families of their own. It is not unusual to see multiple families sitting out in the green areas in lawn chairs catching up while all of the kids play together in hilarious games of tag or hide and seek.

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Diversity

Diversity is not only important, it is also something to be proud of. We will make sure all of our children know that. We want to prepare them for a world that might not always be fair, and make sure that they know they are loved, supported, and have a community wherever they go in life. We are very passionate about traveling and getting as much experience out of life as we possibly can, and we will try our best to instill this into our children so they can see how truly diverse and beautiful the world is.

Above anything else, we want to teach our children about love and compassion. Our world is so diverse and we are only a small part of that, so we will teach our children about as many different cultures as we can. Empathy can often be found lacking nowadays, so we instill a strong empathetic and compassionate foundation for our family where we lead by example.

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What We Will Teach

We want our children to experience as much of life as they can, and we will work to enable every opportunity that we can for them to do that. Whether it is sports, art, science, travelling, or anything else, we want to make sure that our children find something that truly makes them happy and that they’re passionate about. Life should be lived and happiness should be chased. We strive to instill love, laughter, responsibility, joy, compassion, and every other virtue we possibly can to make sure that our children remain as happy and as successful as they wish to be. We will also do everything we can to ensure that they receive the best education that we can provide so they have the opportunity to pursue their passions in life. We will foster curiosity and growth so our children feel safe and empowered to be who they want to be, and we cannot wait to see the amazing people they turn into.

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Our Families & Friends

We’re very close with our families and friends and they are ever present in our lives. Our moms are always looking for an excuse to visit so they can spend time with us and dote on Oliver like only grandmothers can. With some our relatives living nearby and others a few states over, we’re always planning trips to stay in close touch. Our friends have become just as important as family, and we love having them in our lives. They treat Oliver like an extension of their own families, and we have regular game nights that can get rather lively. With most of our close friends having children around Oliver’s age, it’s never hard to plan a play date.

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Family Traditions

We always have at least one day a week where we go out on a family adventure with just the three of us. Exploring new places and tying in educational value to places we explore is something we love to do. Thanksgiving was always a little chaotic growing up for us, so we’ve turned the holiday into a wonderful day to look forward to with our family and friends. We always host and Daniel cooks everything to perfection while doubling as the world’s most amazing host. While our Thanksgiving feast is second to none, we really go all-out for Christmas, since it’s Daniel’s favorite holiday. The house is transformed into a picturesque holiday extravaganza from top to bottom. Christmas décor goes up the day after Thanksgiving and stays up until the start of the New Year. On Christmas Eve, we have a special semi-formal dinner and everyone picks one present to open early. On Christmas Day, we spend the whole morning in our pajamas and watching Christmas movies together.

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Our Promise to You

We promise you that nothing will be more important to us than our children and family. We will do everything within our power to make sure your child always knows that they are loved, they are safe, and they have all the support they would ever need. We will ensure they know that they are always loved by not only us but by you. We will make sure you know that your child is thriving and happy.

Message Daniel and Robert

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Daniel and Robert

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!