We’re Seth and Chris. Thanks for taking a look at our site 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’re looking forward to 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. 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 (and hopefully a sibling or two some day) to play with and learn from.

How we met

We’ve been together for over 12 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.