S: Robert & Daniel 's Family
FC: Meet Daniel & Robert
1: Dear Birth Mother, We are Dan and Rob, and have been together for 9 years. We are thankful that you have chosen to give the gift of life to your child. This must be one of the hardest decisions you will have to make, and we appreciate the fact that you are looking at us. Having made the decision to allow someone else to raise your child, it must be daunting to choose someone to raise that child. We do hope that you will choose us, but know that whoever you do choose will be the right person to raise him or her. We hope that with this letter and the profile book that you will get a good sense of us and we hope that you will consider us to be the right people to raise your child. We have a row home in a nice section of Baltimore that we bought in 2004. Not far away from our house is a great elementary school, several beautiful parks and playgrounds. We love the neighborhood and the community that is around us. We have several friends in the area with children, and as he or she grows, there will be no lack of playmates for them. Dan works for a Pharmaceutical company, keeping their computers running. Rob works for a Software company that makes software for Architects and Engineers. Dan’s Dad lives in Maryland, his mother lives with us, and his brother lives about 5 hours away in Ohio. Rob’s family lives in Florida, and we get down once a year to visit them. We also have a larger extended “family” of friends in the area that we love to spend time with. They have all been quite supportive of us in the adoption process, some even trying to set up play dates for their children. Besides Dan’s mom, we share the house with two cats and a dog. All of them have been great with the children of our friends, especially our dog. We have much love to give, and look forward to the day we have the patter of little human feet along the floors of our house as the dog is running and playing with the child we bring in to our house. We can’t wait to finally have a child’s laughter ring out daily in our house. We thank you for considering us to raise your child. It is a hard choice you have to make, and the choice you make will be the right one. Thank you again for reading about us, we can’t wait to be parents. Dan & Rob.
2: Dan about Rob When I first met Rob , I we had an instant connection. We liked the same things, such as Sci-Fi, cartoons, comics and sports. We also had the same ideas regarding many subjects and issues this included having children. We started off as friends and our relationship grew into love. When we decided to get married and buy a house we had the dream of having children. Rob loves to work with his hands, cook and be creative. If you don't see him reading a book or using tools to build or repair something he is usually cooking. Children Love Rob, they seem to be drawn to him like a magnet. Our friends who have children have always said that Rob and I would make great parents given our relationship with their children. Rob has always been a very thoughtful man who cares, respects and loves his friends as if they were his own family. He has always been devoted and has always shown how much he loves me. He is my best friend, the love of my life and the center of my universe. He is a man with a gentle and loving soul.
3: Rob about Dan... When I first Met Dan, it was love at first sight. Even though it was a bad day for both of us, it makes sense now with our wacky way of looking at things. As I got to know his friends and family, I realized how deeply loving his is. When we bought our house, we set aside a room for the child we both knew we wanted. Until that day happens, it has become Dan's toy room. I love how he has all the Transformers on the wall. I think one of the things I love the most about him is his way of keeping the fun in things and keeping that childlike quality to our lives. It makes for fun times, and is a great way to enjoy life. I know he will make a great dad.
4: We live in North Baltimore in a large row house. Our house has a front and back yard, large enough to play in and explore.
5: Our home is a warm, comforting place where everyone feels welcomed, loved , and are treated as family
6: We both belong to a local Baltimore rugby team. Rob is also a coach for the local youth/children's rugby team where he teaches neighborhood children how to play rugby. We also love baseball, Football and Hockey.
7: We enjoy going out to concerts with our friends going to Sci-fi conventions as well as exploring the city. We both enjoy exploring the world around us
8: Rob's Mom | Dan's Dad | Rob's Dad & Mom | Dan's Dad & Stepfather Darrell | Dan, his brother Hector & Carissa
9: Daniel with his Mom | Rob's Dad | Hector | Dan, His Mom & Rob | Hector & his wife Carissa
10: These are but a few pictures of our friends all of whom we consider to be our extended family. They all look forward to being an Aunt or Uncle, and helping to shape the child we raise into a loving and caring individual.
12: "Thank you again for looking through our scrapbook. We hope that it gives you an idea about us, our family, our home and our friends. We know that a small book can't say everything about a person or their lives. And we understand the difficult choice you are making for the future of your child. We have diverse tastes, we love life and we love our friends and family. We don't promise to be or act like we are perfect because no one is. We are just a couple hoping to start a family, and to share our love. If you choose us, we promise that your child will be raised with all the love, support, and adventure a child could possibly have. Your child will not only have us as parents, but they will have an extended family made of wonderfully diverse people from many cultures. "