Welcome! Meet:

Dan + Tom

Government Analyst / Business Consultant

Washington, D.C.

Caucasian

Catholic

All About Dan & Tom

Hello! We’re Dan and Tom, and we hope we’re the adoptive parents that you’re looking for. We are ready to provide a loving, stable, and nurturing home for your child.

Our warm and welcoming home is filled with love, laughter, and support. We have a wide circle of family and friends who are looking forward to the arrival of our adopted child. They’re ready to shower them with affection, guidance, and a network of caring individuals to rely on.

We share a strong commitment to providing a secure future for our family. In addition to providing a loving environment where your child can thrive, we’re fortunate that our careers give us the means to ensure your child's well-being. The life we’ve built comes from a deep understanding of the importance of accessing education—including college—and enrichment through sports, arts, and travel. We want to make sure that our child has access to every opportunity for growth and development.

We’re committed to your child's well-being and dedicated to building a loving, strong, and lasting family. Know that we’re entirely focused on giving your child the best possible start in life to become the person they want to be. 

If we sound like the kind of adoptive parents you’re looking for, we’d love to chat!

Why Adoption?

From the beginning of our relationship, we’ve known that we wanted to become parents. If we’re part of your adoption plan, you’ll give us an amazing opportunity to become fathers and raise our adopted child. We’ll be forever grateful. Always know—with 100% certainty—that we will love your  child unconditionally. They will always be  our number one priority, and will grow up in a loving, warm home full of laughter, joy, and opportunity.

Family & Home

We own a wonderful four-bedroom rowhouse in a safe, family-oriented neighborhood in Washington, DC. Our home is bright and full of life. We love spending time in the kitchen together, making meals and catching up about our days. We also enjoy being outside either in our fenced-in backyard or on the front porch catching up with neighbors. With Tom’s green thumb, we now have an amazing backyard full of native plants, including some fruit bushes that Dan uses for baking.

Our neighborhood has plenty of parks, playgrounds, and a small main street with a coffee shop, pizza place, ice cream shop, and a public library. There’s a farmer’s market every Saturday and community events throughout the year. Your child will have DC’s museums and monuments right in their backyard and access to great schools nearby.

Family is exceptionally important to us, and while we may not live in the same town as our relatives, we make it a point to see them as often as we can. Our family is wildly supportive of us growing our family. Each of our parents raised us to have a strong moral core. We both value a solid education and have used ours to better our lives and opportunities. We want to do the same for your child. We also wish to raise them with the option to be a person of faith and share with them our values of love and compassion toward others.

Tom’s mom comes to visit us regularly and we also make trips to see his siblings around the country. We’ve made it a family tradition to go camping with Tom’s brother, his wife, and three of our nieces each summer in New Hampshire. We really enjoy teaching the girls how to hike, cook camp food, and appreciate nature. We usually spend time with Dan’s dad in New York following these camping trips. We often visit Dan’s mom and stepdad during the winter, when it’s cold in DC but warm in Florida.

We typically spend Thanksgiving with one family (either Dan or Tom’s) and then spend Christmas with the other. Regardless of the location, there are certain traditions that always happen, particularly at Christmas. Dan has to watch the Christmas specials of his youth (Charlie Brown, Garfield, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer are the main ones!) and Tom must have a slice of cream sherry bundt cake (a recipe handed down from his grandmother and always served at Christmas). We cannot wait to celebrate these—and many other—holidays as a family.

How others describe me

Dan describing Tom: 

Tom is one of the funniest, kindest people I’ve ever met. He’s a great caretaker of nature and the outdoors. He’s become incredibly skilled at gardening, and has turned our home into a haven for native plants, fruits, and vegetables. I’m so incredibly lucky to have him right next to me as we navigate our lives together.

Tom describing Dan:

In addition to being the most loving person I know, Dan is incredibly talented in baking and crafting. When it comes to making delicious treats, no one can beat him. And when holidays like Christmas come around, he goes all out in decorating our home with festive and joyful decorations. I’m really lucky to be married to someone who brings so much love, creativity, and happiness into our lives.

how we met

How We Met

We met in 2014 and had our first date at a restaurant in downtown DC—we still celebrate the anniversary of our first date by visiting the restaurant each April. In 2016, during a trip to Scotland, Tom proposed to Dan at the base of Edinburgh Castle among a sea of daffodils. Of course, Dan said “yes!” We were married in 2017 at a Bavarian-themed hotel in West Virginia.

Advice to Future Child

Before we even meet you, we want you to know that our hearts are filled with love and excitement to welcome you into our lives. We know that life can be a roller coaster: one minute you’re up, the next you’re down, then back up again. But we will always be with you on that crazy ride, ready to support you and be your biggest cheerleaders. And always know that you bring something unique and special and different to this world. Use those gifts and talents to inspire others and contribute to a better future for all.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We understand the significance of maintaining a strong bond with our child's birth parents. We’re committed to open adoption and believe in the value of honoring and celebrating the unique journey that brings our families together. We’re open to maintaining contact, providing updates, and creating a lifelong connection that ensures your child knows their roots and the love that brought them into this world.

Favorites

Dan
  • Favorite Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: making cookies, watching old movies, and decorating the house during Christmas
  • Hobbies/Interests: baking, sewing
  • Dream Vacation: around the world cruise
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: teleportation
Tom
  • Favorite Movie: Toy Story
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: eating cookies, getting the outside lights *just right*, and being with family
  • Hobbies/Interests: reading, gardening, swimming
  • Dream Vacation: Disneyland
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: flight

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