As a gay male couple, we a slightly more limited in our options to become parents.Our first child came into our lives through open adoption.While we are open to that process again, we feel that surrogacy and egg donation further expand our opportunity to add to our family.In addition, we are a diverse multi-cultural family. Rick is caucasian, Kevin is half-Asian, and Riley (our son) if half African American and Puerto Rican. We love the diversity in our family and are seeking to continue down that path. We are seeking to match with an African American egg donor that will add strength to the cultural and family bond between Riley and next bundle of joy!
When people ask us what drew us to each other, Kevin will say that it was Rick’s laughter.Rick will tell you that it was Kevin’s quiet manner that made him want to know more.It’s often said that opposites attract and for us, it’s true.Our personalities are a perfect balance of our strengths and weaknesses.We are a family that laughs and use humor where we can, even the toughest situations. We believe that family is the one you create, not necessarily the one you were born into.From that we have a huge family that we feel blessed. Rick knows know strangers.While Kevin is a little more shy at first, he is a life long friend, supporter, and defender once you get to know him. We welcomed our son into our lives in February *** We thought we knew love. Boy were we wrong. We are surprised on a daily basis just how much deeper your love can grow as we watch this little boy grow. He is the love of our lives and he has only just confirmed that we can't just experience this joy just once.
Hi there, We are Rick and Kevin and are truly honored that you have taken the time to learn a little more about us.We know you have a lot to think about and we truly admire you for having chosen to help a family realize their dreams.While we may be strangers now, we would love to get the chance to know you and welcome you into our family. A little about us, we met gym 11 year ago.The gym sometimes seems like a myth these days, but we get plenty of exercise chasing a very adventurous 18 month old.We have been married now for 6 years.Our personalities are a perfect balance of our strengths and weaknesses. Rick is often described as knowing no strangers.To know him is to know his kindness, generosity, and love of laughter.He’s like the Energizer Bunny in his focus to make those around him happy.If he’s not rolling around on the floor with Riley, he’s doing home renovations, he’s in the kitchen, or making time for friends and family On the surface Kevin may appear to be quiet, but once you know him, you know what it is to be loved.He is fiercely protective of and loyal to those he has welcomed into his heart.Kevin has a kind and sensitive soul and is patient in the most challenging of situations – even with a stubborn 18 month old.:) We’ve always wanted a big family.Riley has only made us want it more.Loving him and watching him grow has been the most humbling and thrilling periods of our lives.It has made us only realize even more that we can’t just do this once. Thank you for taking the time to read this little introduction. We’d love to have the opportunity to talk to you, meet you, hear more about you and your life, and give you a first-hand view into ours Warmest Regards, Rick & Kevin