Hello, we are Ryan and Monica! Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story.
We want to start by acknowledging that this is probably not an easy time for you. However, we want you to know that we believe adoption is a courageous and selfless decision. We deeply admire your courage and strength.
Our story together began when we first met at a work Christmas party. We both worked for the same company but spent our days in different buildings. Soon after the Christmas party, we started working together in the same building and then started dating about a year later in 2011. After three years of dating, we got engaged and then were married in 2014.
We both knew we wanted to expand our family, and started to try right away. After a couple of years of trying and then an unsuccessful attempt at IVF, we knew adoption was the way we wanted to expand our family. We would love to have a large family. We have so much love to give, we cannot wait to welcome a beautiful baby into our home!
I knew right away that I wanted to marry Ryan. I have no idea how to capture all of this man’s amazing qualities in such a small space, but I can say that he is so different than most people. Ryan has amazing communication skills and an openness about him that is unmatchable. One of his close friends described him as having a heart of gold and there has never been a truer explanation for him.
One thing that I deeply admire about Ryan is that he is always looking for ways to make life better for others. He does this each and every day in his career with the federal government, and does it here at home too. For example, whenever I get home from work, he walks out to my car and carries all of my bags in the house. Then, he gives me a kiss and tells me he missed me. He does this every single day. He loves with his whole heart and is committed to being the best husband he can be. I cannot wait to see him become the amazing dad I know he will be.
Monica is an amazing woman. She is a kind, sweet, loving, and caring person. She’s very driven and has excelled in her career as an insurance adjuster. She also has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh. Monica brings so much joy into my life and into the lives of others, and I can’t wait for her to do the same for a child.
I know that Monica is so excited to be a mom. It’s been a long difficult journey for us, and especially for her trying to get pregnant. Monica is going to be a great mother; I know that in my heart. Her patience, kindness and love are always shining. We have friends and cousins with little ones and Monica is great with their kids, always playing and listening to them. I can tell the true joy she has when she’s around them. I feel honored and lucky that Monica is my wife and I look forward to her becoming a mom.