Producer/Director / COO of Production Company
Nick and I have been together for 17 years, each more fulfilling and rewarding than the last. And to say that we are ready to welcome a child into our family is the understatement of a lifetime. We have remained by each other’s side as we continue to navigate careers in the challenging but rewarding entertainment industry. Today, we are proud of the fact that we are both in the most fulfilling jobs of our respective careers that provide financial stability. We got married in 2011, and have worked hard to establish homes in LA and nearby Palm Springs. One of the many things we have in common is the importance of friends and family and we cherish the supportive community that surrounds us. We particularly love the fact that our parents have become friends, even visiting each other once a year without us there! They support us in everything we do, especially this adoption journey.
We are very excited to raise a child, show them all of the things we love and learn about life through their perspective. We want to be the best fathers possible, while providing a child with an incredible life, filled with opportunities and adventures in the world.
We’ve learned so much in our three year adoption journey and it's given us even more confidence that this process is right for us. One of the most significant aspects is in how to best honor the journey of every potential birth mother we might meet. Their journey is unique, and comes before our own. And we wish to honor that in whatever way we can as this is the greatest gift we will ever receive.
We live in Los Angeles, CA in the Mid-City area surrounded by great museums, playgrounds, hiking trails and other enriching things to do. We have a big backyard with plenty of room to run and play and a bedroom ready to become a nursery (with lots of hand-me-downs ready to wear!) Our neighborhood is quiet, diverse and full of families with small children. On the weekends, we love taking long walks with our dog, Emmy to our favorite donut shop and exploring all that Los Angeles has to offer. We own a condo in Palm Springs, which we frequently visit for quiet time in the desert exploring the mountains, swimming in the pool and relaxing with friends and family.
About Paul, written by Nick: Paul is smart, creative, and a great listener. Best of all, his wonderful sense of humor makes me laugh every single day and is a constant reminder that life should be as fun as possible. I admire that his friends and family are of utmost importance to him, and it’s not uncommon to find him handcrafting gifts to give to others simply to brighten their day. I love watching him hang out with our nieces and nephews because I can clearly see what a playful and caring dad he will be!
About Nick, written by Paul: Nick is the most disciplined and compassionate person I know. He applies himself to everything he sets his mind to and it inspires me to make the most of every day. He’s endlessly supportive of my goals and my biggest cheerleader. He’s a deeply creative thinker who takes a casual weekend and turns it into a fulfilling adventure with lots of little surprises throughout. When I think of him as a father, I know that our child will have an unconditional ally who will listen and care deeply about their needs before his own.
We both moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating college and began dating in 2005. Our two friends introduced us and it was pretty immediate that we knew there was something special between us that had to be explored. It only took a couple of months to know that we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives.
Your journey is yours. We will always be here to guide you with experience and structure, respect your needs and learn from you. We will do our best to respond to your questions and concerns with what we know, and be honest when an answer might be just out of our reach. We’ll seek resources when we are uncertain and sympathetic allies if you don’t see your identity reflected at home. Above all, we will listen and hold space for your unique and beautiful soul. Have no fear in reaching for all that you dream to do, knowing you will never be alone as long as we are here to love you, unconditionally.
We are so excited and ready to meet our child’s parent or parents. We’ve learned through the rewarding home study approval process how unique that relationship will be, so we have released any expectations or assumptions on who they will be. We look to them to guide us with their own hopes and needs. We seek to respect both their wishes and boundaries in regards to updates and visitation.
In regards to our child, we will speak openly and positively about their life story. We will be their biggest supporter and stand up to anyone who treats them unfairly. If for any reason, we are uncertain about how to respond to an unfamiliar concern or question from our child, we will seek guidance from our agency and network of adoptive parents. We will always lead with love and compassion for our child who is navigating the world with an experience different from ours.