David and Raymond
Hello! We are David and Raymond, a couple with living on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We have been together for over 9 wonderful years and are so excited to begin the journey to complete our family.
We are grateful for your courage in making this difficult choice. If you’re reading this, it means that you are contemplating an extraordinary adventure, and that this first encounter may lead to one of the most significant events in your life and in ours. Thank you for considering such a remarkable gift. Until we can meet and get to know each other directly, we hope that this brief introduction will give you some insight into who we are.
We met in September 2005, just one month after Raymond moved to Washington, DC to attend law school. David graduated from law school two years earlier and was living and working in Washington at the time. We immediately hit it off and began seriously dating. Two years later, we moved in together. We married in March 2014 in front of family and friends. We have a very strong bond. We are more than spouses. We are best friends. We understand each other implicitly, and love each other to the core.
Who are we? David is a lawyer who works for a large media company near Washington. He is 38 years old and has brown hair and brown eyes. He is half Italian (and half Polish) but definitely looks more Italian. He has a passion for a variety of things outside the law, including home design, real estate, and physical fitness. He loves the beach and the ocean. He loves and adores Raymond, their 6 year old shih-tzu Oliver, and spending time with his family and close friends.
Raymond is also a lawyer who works for a fiber optics and telecommunications company near Washington. He is 34, sweet, laid-back, and extremely caring. He is 100% Italian, with a warm smile and comforting eyes. He has medium brown hair and dark brown eyes. Raymond loves to read and learn new hobbies. He has a passion for history and, like David, physical fitness and personal well-being. He enjoys baking, and wishes he had more time for it. He wants everyone to be happy and enjoy life. He loves and adores David and Oliver, and cannot think of a better partner and man’s-best-friend to grow a family with.
We have always wanted children, and have been trying to start a family for over 2 years. We would love to be parents and be given the opportunity to love and nurture a child together from the beginning of his/her life. Adoption is a wonderful option for us. We have done quite a lot of research, and we realize how incredibly special and brave you are to consider placing your child for adoption.
We grew up in loving, supportive families and we want to provide the same for our child. David has an older brother who is married with two incredible sons. Raymond has a brother and sister, both of whom are married. His sister has young twins (a boy and girl!), and his brother has a young daughter. We enjoy being active parts of our nieces and nephews’ lives, and spend as much time with them as we can. We recognize that being parents is hard work, but the rewards are immeasurable.
We have a lovely home in Washington, DC, which is close to parks, schools, museums and everything Washington, DC has to offer. Our neighborhood is filled with children of all ages. We also have a family beach house in Delaware and try to go there as often as possible. We have family in Washington, DC and David’s parents plan to retire to our area to be closer to us, and to be an active part of the child’s life. Our extended family includes close friends with young children we hope will grow to be friends with our own children someday.
We offer ... all the love we have, a secure family unit, a large, loving and welcoming extended family, healthy and committed parents, a secure financial situation and home, and much love and respect for you and your child.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us.
With all our gratitude,
David and Raymond