Greg & Tom
Hi there! We’re Greg and Tom. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us - we so appreciate you considering us to love and raise your child through adoption. Although it is impossible for us to fully understand how difficult a decision this is for you to make, we wish you the best in whichever choice you make for you and your child. Please know that should you choose us, we will make it our life's mission to raise a happy, healthy, and loving individual.
We met online in 2011 - OKCupid - and started briefly chatting before deciding to meet in person the next day. Turned out, we worked on the same city block. We had our first date in New York City's Madison Square Park, and the rest is history! Fast forward 4 years, to a sunny September day in 2015, where we got married on the beach in New Jersey - the happiest day of our lives. Soon after, we left the city behind for the comfort of the suburbs, and began searching for our perfect house - which we found in New Jersey and have been living happily in since then.
Our marriage is one built on a solid foundation of trust, communication, love and friendship - and we have long, long dreamed of starting a family of our own together and becoming dads. After 11 years together, we are finally in the perfect place emotionally, intellectually and financially to provide a truly loving home and family for a child.
What Greg thinks of Tom:
I was first drawn to Tom's smile - bright and wide with perfect teeth! - and his beautiful eyes. I realized how funny and thoughtful he was on our first date, but I would soon come to learn that Tom is a jack-of-all-trades (truly, he knows how to do everything), extremely selfless, and somehow both an old man and a little kid wrapped into one. There is no doubt in my mind that Tom will be an amazing father - he takes such great care of me and our pup, and is a natural with our family and friends, babies and kids. Beyond this, an employee of Tom's has special needs - and Tom goes above and beyond to provide him with truly fatherly care. He helps him plan healthy meals, keeps him engaged, active and included in the workplace, and always checks in on him and his family outside of work hours to ensure they have all they need. Tom impresses me with everything he does, but this relationship, in particular, solidifies what I have long believed - he will be such a great dad, and I cant wait to watch him in action with our child!
What Tom thinks of Greg
I remember when I first met Greg, I felt like I could immediately trust him. He was cute, smiley, and friendly - I knew early on that we were going to have a long-lasting relationship. Greg is light hearted and wears his heart on his sleeve. He is creative and always up-to-date on the latest trends and pop culture news. He's undoubtedly a perfect companion to my more Type-A way of thinking.
I have no doubt that Greg will be an excellent father. He will enrich our child's life with creativity and make sure our child sees that life can be filled with fun, spontaneous, and carefree moments. He has so much affection and love to give!
Our home is nestled in a small, friendly and diverse suburban neighborhood in New Jersey. We have lived here since 2016, and through renovations and dedication, has truly become our sanctuary. Our house is an open-floor plan, with tall ceilings and plenty of space to raise a family, whether it's building pillow forts or snuggling on the sofa to watch a movie. The house has a living room, office (soon to be playroom!), kitchen, dining room, three bathrooms and three bedrooms - one of which will make a perfect nursery, with plenty of sunlight pouring in and lots of space for all of the essentials.
The heart of our home is the family room, where we spend festive times with family and friends, as well as quiet movie/tv nights relaxing by the fire (when its cold out!) We love cooking together in our kitchen, and each night, eat together in our dining room (it's a rule!). At night, we spend quality time cuddled on the couch with our puppy, Cody and enjoying a good movie or tv show.
Our Families and Friends:
Both of us come from close-knit, large families who love and support us wholeheartedly. Luckily, our families get along very well (in fact, we take annual vacations together) and spend many holidays together - like Easter dinner and our big 4th of July barbecue. We surround ourselves with kind, supportive and loving friends. Together, we take trips around the country, host game nights and dinners, throw parties and celebrate life - weddings, kids birthdays, holidays, and so much more.
Many of our friends - most of whom we have known since high school - now have young children, who know us as Uncle Tom and Uncle Greg. It is a blessing to know that one day, our kids will be surrounded by so many people that love them.
Travel + Adventure:
We both share a love of travel and adventure, believing that the best way to learn about the world is to experience it firsthand. We have been fortunate enough to travel to a variety of places, including overseas destinations like Italy, France, England, and locations within the United States. We want our child to be able to experience the different cultures of the world and will prioritize travel whenever possible. Of course, one of our favorite destinations is good old Walt Disney World, and once our child is of age, we cannot wait to have them experience the magic for the first time!
Family vacations rank high on our list of favorite pastimes. Every year, both of our families vacation together in Cape Cod, Massachusetts - a peaceful, scenic getaway for quality bonding and making memories. We cook and eat together each night, explore sand dunes, enjoy the beach and spend time in nearby Provincetown. Additionally, when we can, we like to take cruises across the ocean and visit theme parks both with our families and on our own.
Outside of vacations, we try to spend time outdoors as often as we can, with hiking trips, beach days, strolls in the park and day trips to local destinations with friends. We cannot wait to bring our child along on our many trips and adventures - it is a big, beautiful world out there and we want them to experience as much of it as possible.
Our Promise to You:
We promise to provide your child with a loving and supportive home. We promise to always positively encourage your child as they grow and develop. We promise to offer new experiences that expand your child's horizons and understanding of the world around them.
We promise to always be open about the adoption journey with your child, to celebrate their adoption and the importance of the decision you made. Above all, we promise to love your child with our whole hearts for our whole lives.
We hope that this profile provides some insight into who we are and who we will be as dads, and gives you a glimpse at the experiences, traditions and family that your child would be raised within. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to be a part of your child's life.
Greg & Tom
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