We’re Seth and Chris. Thanks for taking a look at our profile and learning a bit about us.

We’ve been thinking about adoption for a while, ever since we each read a book that introduced us to open adoption (The Kid, by Dan Savage). If you’re interested in an open adoption, we’re willing to stay in touch however you feel comfortable.

We adopted our first son in 2017. Now that he’s a bit older, we’re ready to expand our family a little more.

We enjoy doing things together as a family that we enjoyed when we were kids ourselves, especially reading bedtime stories, going to the zoo and museums, and playing in the snow. We’re excited for our son and his future sibling(s) to get to do all of these things together. Our family and friends are excited to be involved in our future child’s life, so he or she will also have grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to play with and learn from.

How we met

We’ve been together for over 14 years now. When we met back in 2005, we were both nerdy students at Iowa State University. Our shared interests in animals and video games brought us together, and in 2010 we got married on campus. After moving around a bit for temporary work, we were lucky to both land stable, long-term jobs together in upstate New York in 2012. Chris is a biology professor at a public college near Syracuse, and Seth is a veterinarian at a small animal clinic (for cats and dogs). We’re now in our mid-30’s and ready to grow our family.

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We have a completed home study conducted by a licensed social worker and are legally approved to adopt. For more about us, please see the menu at the top of the page or use the following links:

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