Product Designer / Theater Producer
We’ve been together 14 years and have loved watching each other grow and seeing our relationship evolve. We’re an active couple, we like going to the gym and attending community events like our neighborhood’s fall festival and church on Sundays. John especially loves going on long walks with our dog Bruce. Will likes to curl up inside as he reads a stack of new play scripts.
While we enjoy going out to the movies or a museum, we also have a very rich home life. Spending time together making dinner or tending the lawn brings us a lot of joy. Each little chore is an opportunity to say a silent “I love you and I got your back”. We’ve had a lot of time to think about becoming dads. This would be the most important role we could ever have. We have love, and joy, to share… so now we’re looking to adopt so that we can complete our family!
As a same-sex couple it’s a lot harder for us to have a child, despite both of us feeling destined to become dads.
We understand that there are a lot of reasons why a birth mother may not be able to raise a baby – “partnering” with them to make sure their baby has every opportunity in the world is an amazing feeling. We love picturing our adopted child having a circle of family and friends, giving them love and support wherever they turn.
We live in a charming, historic neighborhood in Arkansas. Within a couple of blocks we have restaurants, a bakery, and most importantly a great elementary school! Our house is a cottage from the 1940s that we renovated several years ago. There’s a ton of space for crawling around and a beautiful light filled room that is slowly transforming into a nursery.
Will’s sister lives in our neighborhood and Will’s mother lives a short drive away. We have a Sunday ritual of going out to eat for Mexican food. We also have several close friends in the community that are parents to children of all ages.
John has four siblings, spread across Texas and North Carolina. We love visiting his nieces and nephews, watching them grow up and develop their own personalities. We visit his folks for the holidays each year, and for special occasions like graduations and baby showers.
Will looks like the serious one out of the two of us, but he’s actually the goofy one. He’s more likely to think outside of the box, especially when we’re making breakfast with a bunch of leftovers. He is unfazed when confronted with chaos and is the neat freak in our household (something John is very grateful for).
John likes to pretend he’s an introvert, but he’s actually a people person. He’s extremely smart, with a mischievous sense of humor and impeccable. He’s very athletic and physically strong, but is incredibly sensitive, caring, and an excellent listener.
We met in the fall of 2007 at Grace Church in New York City. We both sang in its community choir, where Will sang bass and John sang tenor. We’ll spare you jokes about us “singing together in harmony” and just say that we hit it off and began dating in 2008!
We were both southern boys “in the big city” so we got along right away. We got engaged in 2013 in Santa Fe, and then we married in 2014 in upstate New York. We moved down to Arkansas in 2019 so that we could start a family and be closer to Will’s family.
We’ll do our best to guide you, equipping you with the knowledge and values you’ll need to become a good person. We hope that you will succeed in school, sports, and the arts… but those things are less important to us than your happiness. You will tell us, with your actions and your words, where your passions lie and we will help you pursue them.
And our advice is simple. Be kind. To others and most especially to yourself. We already see the best in you, and the most important gift we’ll give you is to make sure you always see the best in yourself.
It’s important for adopted children to know where they came from! We’ll make sure they know that their birth parents are a part of a circle of people who love and support them. Meanwhile we’ll share moments, both big and small, with birth parents who want updates about their amazing child.
We are also open to visits (for example celebrating birthdays), depending on the type of relationship that we all think is best.