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Jimmy & Daniel

We cannot even begin to express how much it means to us that you have taken the time to look at our profile. Both of us knew adoption was what we wanted to do before we even met each other and now we can't wait to start our family together. We know this journey is full of difficult decisions for you and we hope you'll consider us to join you.

About Us

Research Scientist
Master's Degree in Anesthesiology
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Waiting for Our Softball Games to Start

Weekdays after work usually include getting some exercise in, eating dinner together, and binge watching our favorites shows and movies. We typically cook together—Daniel is better at cooking, Jimmy is great at doing dishes—but we also like to explore the Houston restaurant scene with friends.

On weekends, we both love working in the yard. Jimmy is a lawn care fanatic. He is always outside fertilizing, watering, and generally babying his grass until it is a thick green carpet that feels great to walk on. He constantly mows, sometimes more than twice a week, even in the Texas summer heat! Daniel does not enjoy mowing, but he loves gardening and getting his hands into the soil. He built a series of raised beds so he can grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables to use in the house and kitchen.

We also play in a national softball league. In fact, that's actually how we originally met! We're at the fields most Sundays in spring and early summer, and we go to tournaments all over the country throughout the year.

On the artsy side, we're theater buffs! A couple of times a month we go to the theater to see plays and musicals. We'll often get together with friends beforehand and make a whole day of it—games, dinner, and maybe even a sing-along!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Just Married!

Jimmy About Daniel: Throughout the nearly 10 years Daniel and I have known each other, I am constantly reassured of how fortunate I am to have him in my life. His incredible patience and uncanny ability to understand things from other people's perspectives have made him the partner I have always needed. I went through some tough times with my family and I can't imagine tackling those days without his support, another quality of Daniel's that makes him special. He is supportive not just of me, but of everyone around him, propping people up and radiating positivity. He is so giving of his time and everyone knows that if they need help, Daniel will always drop what he is doing to be there for them—a quality that has deservedly earned him a supportive leadership position at work. Combine all that with his incredible talents in the kitchen, and I couldn't ask for anything more!

Daniel About Jimmy: Jimmy is a big, lovable kid at heart. He's so full of excitement and radiates childlike joy about little things that most people wouldn't even notice. Every time I look up from reading a book or cooking in the kitchen, he makes me smile because he's giggling about something the dogs did or some corny YouTube video he watched. I can't wait to go to Disney World with our child one day—I don't know which of them will be more excited! He's also incredibly open and free with his feelings and emotions. Jimmy's willingness to be vulnerable in our relationship has helped me to push through my natural reservedness to express and communicate my own insecurities and dreams. Jimmy fills my life with joy and helps make me a better person!

What It Means to Become Parents

Our Family at the Cabin

Being a same-sex couple has given us a different perspective on what it means to be parents than many people have. We are so fortunate to have Daniel's family and their love and support for us. They have been there for us through all of our ups and downs, come and stay with us when we've needed their help, and celebrate with us through exciting times and accomplishments.

Jimmy's family, however, isn't as present and supportive of our relationship. Those experiences have been teaching moments not just for Jimmy, but also Daniel as he supported Jimmy through some of the tough times he had. While we don't have much of a relationship with Jimmy's side of the family, it has shown us what family really means. Family is more than just our parents and grandparents or our siblings. Family are the people we surround ourselves with who love and care for us unconditionally and always put us before themselves. They are the people who are willing to sacrifice to ensure we succeed.

We can't wait to be parents that support and love our child unconditionally and to welcome their birth parents into our family. We are excited to watch them grow into the person they choose to become, whomever that may be. Every child should get the experience of family, no matter what that looks like. And with both adoptive and birth parents, our child will have twice as much love!


At the Zoo With Our Nephews
At the Zoo With Our Nephews
Daniel in the Garden
Daniel in the Garden
Ziplining in Maui
Ziplining in Maui
At an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
At an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
Relaxing With Uncle Jimmy
Relaxing With Uncle Jimmy
Exploring the Grand Canyon
Exploring the Grand Canyon
Taylor Swift Concert - Jimmy's Favorite!
Taylor Swift Concert - Jimmy's Favorite!
The Rain Couldn't Stop Us at Magic Kingdom!
The Rain Couldn't Stop Us at Magic Kingdom!
We Can't Wait to Become Dads!
We Can't Wait to Become Dads!
At the Pride Parade
At the Pride Parade
Daniel's Favorite Ride in Epcot
Daniel's Favorite Ride in Epcot
On Vacation in Cape Cod
On Vacation in Cape Cod
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At the Zoo With Our Nephews
At the Zoo With Our Nephews
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Daniel in the Garden
Daniel in the Garden
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Ziplining in Maui
Ziplining in Maui
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At an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
At an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand
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Relaxing With Uncle Jimmy
Relaxing With Uncle Jimmy
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Exploring the Grand Canyon
Exploring the Grand Canyon
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Taylor Swift Concert - Jimmy's Favorite!
Taylor Swift Concert - Jimmy's Favorite!
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The Rain Couldn't Stop Us at Magic Kingdom!
The Rain Couldn't Stop Us at Magic Kingdom!
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We Can't Wait to Become Dads!
We Can't Wait to Become Dads!
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At the Pride Parade
At the Pride Parade
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Daniel's Favorite Ride in Epcot
Daniel's Favorite Ride in Epcot
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On Vacation in Cape Cod
On Vacation in Cape Cod

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live just outside of Houston, one of the largest cities in the US! We still live very close to downtown with all its great places to explore. There are lots of biking and walking trails along the bayous. The zoo is always adding new exhibits, and there are many other fun kid-friendly attractions like the aquarium and the space center. Houston also has great museums—the Museum of Natural Science is by far Daniel's favorite.

One of the Neighborhood Playgrounds

We recently moved from downtown to build our home in a new neighborhood in the suburbs! We knew we were planning on starting a family and wanted a little more space and to be in an area with good schools and a community in which our family could get involved. Our community hosts a lot of family activities every month where neighbors can get to know each other and kids can make new friends. Throughout our subdivision there are several playgrounds (complete with kid-sized zip lines!), a large pool and splash pad, a fishing pond, and even a small lake with kayaks and paddleboards. There's even a brand new elementary school within walking distance from our house that we often pass with our dogs. It's fun to imagine picking up a first grader and walking home together!

Our Extended Families

With Family at the Farm

Jimmy grew up in Michigan, and his family all still live up north in Michigan and Indiana. Daniel's family all live in central and east Texas just a couple hours away.

Daniel's dad works a community garden plot, and his mom cooks the fresh produce he brings home. They volunteer at their library and love supporting their local theater group. She also makes the best cookies, especially shortbread—Jimmy's favorite. They travel regularly and are planning a future trip with us to Egypt!

We have three young nephews in Texas who always argue about whose turn it is to come stay with us. We play a lot of chase and hide-and-go-seek when we see them, and they love to play with our three dogs.

Daniel Meeting a New Nephew

Our family visits us several times a year, and there's always lots of cooking and LOTS of coffee! We have a bunch of holiday traditions. Every Thanksgiving, Jimmy and Daniel's mom put up the Christmas tree together—apparently, Daniel and his dad don't do it right. On Christmas mornings we have our annual holiday breakfast quiche, and Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without homemade buttermilk and pecan pies! We can't wait to share these family traditions with a child.

Daniel's mom was so excited when we told her we were adopting, she immediately started making plans to move in for a while to help when the baby comes. She has been decorating our guest room—including bringing her own favorite mattress!

From Us to You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We feel truly honored that you would consider us to be adoptive parents of your baby. We cannot imagine the emotions you are experiencing and how difficult this choice is. But please know that we want to provide your child with a lifetime of love, nurturing, and stability as part of our family.

We met in 2013 through our local LGBT softball league. Jimmy and his roommate were looking to meet new people, so they came out to a softball practice that Daniel was running. There was an immediate connection, and after a couple of weeks Daniel asked Jimmy out. He wanted to make the date different and memorable, so Daniel surprised Jimmy with a trip to an unusual setting—the National Funeral History Museum! It must have worked because we've been together for ten years and married for almost seven. And now we're beyond excited to start a family!

Jimmy is an anesthesia provider at several surgery centers across Houston and has worked in all kinds of specialties, including pediatrics! He loves being the one to comfort children when they're scared on the way to their procedures and again when they wake up afterwards. Daniel is a chemical engineer and works in research and development. At work, he spends a lot of time in the lab building and running chemical reactors. Both of his parents are retired high school math teachers, and Daniel inherited their ability to patiently help and explain complicated topics to others. Sometimes Jimmy thinks Daniel should have been a teacher too.

We both grew up in very different families, and it has been an adventure mixing our backgrounds and traditions into a new, unique blend of our own. On Christmas mornings, we eat quiche and banana bread and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation like Daniel's family does; and on New Year's, just like Jimmy's family, we have Reuben sandwiches and watch Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Jimmy introduced Daniel to family trips to Disney World, and Daniel introduced Jimmy to exploring Cape Cod in the summers. Daniel has strong memories of cooking with his mother and gardening with his father that he's excited to pass on to a child. Jimmy remembers playing piano with his mom, remodeling his childhood home with his dad, and golfing on Sundays with his whole family. We can't wait to share all of these experiences and traditions with a child and then watch as they build off of them and develop into their own unique individual with their own sense of identity—including their adoption story.

As your child grows into their own person, we are excited to send pictures and written letters every year to share updates with you. We are also open to emails, phone/video calls, and future visits, if these are things you are interested in. We believe it is important for your child to know their adoption story, and we are committed to being open and honest about you and your role in helping us become a family.

We understand that this is a difficult decision that is filled with uncertainty. But one thing you can be sure of is that your child will be loved deeply with all our heart. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us, and we look forward to meeting and getting to know you too. We would be honored to welcome your child into our home and hearts and to begin this journey with you.

Jimmy & Daniel


Matt Damon
Martin Sheen
Kate Winslet
Allison Janney
Bengal Tiger
Agatha Christie
Harry Potter
The Hobbit
Candy Bar
3 Musketeers
Childhood Memory
First trip to Disney World
Summers in the country with my grandparents
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Winnie the Pooh
The Giver
Classic Movie
Sound of Music
My Fair Lady
Day of Week
Creme Brulee
Buttermilk pie
Disney Movie
Dream Car
James Bond's Aston Martin
Dream Job
College professor
Dream Vacation
Galapagos Islands
Machu Picchu
Family Activity
Cabin campfires
Playing dominoes
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Passion fruit
Phase 10
Working on the lawn
Holiday Song
The Christmas Song -Nat King Cole
Little Drummer Boy
Holiday Tradition
Decorating for Christmas on Thanksgiving
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner
Ice Cream
Bluebell Homemade Vanilla
Junk Food
Nutter Butters
Leisure Activity
Binging Marvel movies
Cook's Illustrated
Memory with a Child
Taking our nephews to the zoo
Showing nephews caterpillars for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Snorkeling in Thailand
Watching the sunrise at the top of the volcano in Maui
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Movie Munchie
Popcorn drowned in butter
ANY sour candy
Movie Quote
"Everyone fails at who they're supposed to be, Thor. The measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are." -Avengers Endgame
Movie Type
Dear Evan Hansen
Olympic Event
The Importance of Being Earnest
Edgar Allan Poe
Quality about my Spouse
His unending patience
His childlike wonder and joy
"We as gay people, we get to choose our family. We get to choose the people we're around." -RuPaul
Torchy's Tacos
Boston's B&G Oysters
We love because He first loved us. -Revelation 4:11
Shopping Store
Home Depot
Buchanan's Native Plants
You Belong With Me -Taylor Swift
Halo -- Beyonce
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
George Springer
Jose Altuve
Sports Team
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
Subject in School
Marine Biology
Computer Science
Christian Bale's Batman
Thing to Cook
Microwave Popcorn
Sourdough bread
Time of Day
Morning coffee time
Before sunrise
Watching Lord of the Rings on New Years Eve with homemade reubens
New Year's at the family cabin
TV Show
The West Wing
TV Show Character
Phoebe Buffay
CJ Cregg -- The West Wing
Type of Music
Broadway Musicals
Broadway musicals
Vacation Spot
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Cape Cod
Video Game
Super Smash Bros
Mario Kart

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