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Greg & Dialee

We admire your love and courage in considering adoption. We are thrilled that you are reviewing our profile and considering us to provide a loving home to your child. Adoption has touched our lives through friends, family and Greg having been gifted life through adoption. We vow to provide your child with unconditional love, endless support, guidance, and laughter. We wish you encouragement and love throughout your journey as you will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

About Us

Greg
Dialee
Job
Relationship Manager
Business Analyst
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Finance
Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

At a Family Gathering - We Can't Wait to Be Parents!

Adoption has impacted our family in the most personal way possible, in that Greg himself was given the gift of adoption by his birth mother when he was first born. He was showered with love by his adopting family, and we look forward to doing the same when we are chosen. Greg has always known that he was adopted, it was something his parents discussed with him from an early age. Adoption at that time was significantly different, as closed adoptions were the norm, so there wasn't as much information to share, but he knew that he was given the greatest gift by his birth mother, who loved him so much that she realized that she was not in a place where she could take care of him.

This is the same story that we would look to share with a child that we are able to bring into our lives, how the child's birth mother had such amazing strength and an unconditional love that she chose to put her child first and ensure they have the life she always imagined for them. They would see that, in our lives, we are surrounded by those that we consider to be family. Some of them we share blood with, but many of them we do not; blood doesn't make some family, love does.

What It Means to Become Parents

Dialee & a Friend's Baby

We both came from families that were very involved in all of our activities, from Greg's dad coaching his little league and soccer teams despite not knowing a ton about the sports, to Dialee's parents and grandparents not missing a single gymnastics competition or awards ceremony. This has definitely left its mark on us, and we firmly believe that is one of the most important things a parent can do, you have to be there and be present for your child.

We cannot wait to start forming memories with our child, whether it's something as simple as being there for bath time every night to taking vacations and introducing them to the wonders this world has to offer. Living in Florida, we want to take them to Disney World. This will give us the chance to see Disney through a child's eyes, as everything is new to them, and there is a touch of magic in everything there. But most of all, we are looking forward to everyday life with our child: changing diapers, teaching them to read, helping with homework, attending dance recitals... We are looking forward to being a part of every aspect of our child's life.

Cultural Heritage

We are both very inquisitive and love learning about other cultures and points of view. Should we be placed with a child with a different ethnic background than ours, we would be extremely excited to begin learning about the child's cultural heritage and ensuring that they always have a sense of self. For instance, if the child was from a Latin background, we would look forward to learning Spanish and trying to keep the child connected to their heritage. We love trying new dishes in the kitchen and would welcome the opportunity to branch out and learn about another culture's cuisine. We would do everything we could to ensure that the child was able to retain a piece of that part of their life, while still making them a part of our everyday life.

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Looking Fancy for a Wedding
Looking Fancy for a Wedding
Historic Lighthouse in Maine
Historic Lighthouse in Maine
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Beach Sunset
Beach Sunset
Epcot With Family
Epcot With Family
Bryce Canyon Landscape
Bryce Canyon Landscape
Greg & His Nephew at the All-Star Game
Greg & His Nephew at the All-Star Game
Amazing Views in Canada
Amazing Views in Canada
Greg & His Mom Having Fun on the Lake
Greg & His Mom Having Fun on the Lake
U2 Concert
U2 Concert
Skiing
Skiing
Tailgating Before a Bearcats Game
Tailgating Before a Bearcats Game
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Looking Fancy for a Wedding
Looking Fancy for a Wedding
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Historic Lighthouse in Maine
Historic Lighthouse in Maine
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Horseback Riding
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Beach Sunset
Beach Sunset
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Epcot With Family
Epcot With Family
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Bryce Canyon Landscape
Bryce Canyon Landscape
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Greg & His Nephew at the All-Star Game
Greg & His Nephew at the All-Star Game
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Amazing Views in Canada
Amazing Views in Canada
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Greg & His Mom Having Fun on the Lake
Greg & His Mom Having Fun on the Lake
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U2 Concert
U2 Concert
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Skiing
Skiing
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Tailgating Before a Bearcats Game
Tailgating Before a Bearcats Game

Our Extended Families

Dialee's Family

We both are very close to each of our respective families. Greg's family lives in Cincinnati, but Dialee's family lives just 30 minutes away. We typically get together with Dialee's family at least once a month, and Dialee will frequently spend a Saturday hanging out with her sister and/or mom. When we get together with Dialee's family, we typically gather at our house and Greg will cook something or make something on his smoker. We have recently enjoyed playing a game called Heads Up, which is a great way to get the entire family involved! There aren't any kids in Dialee's family to this point, but they are thrilled about this wonderful addition!

With Greg's Parents

While Greg's family does live 900 miles away, he talks to them at least on a weekly basis, and visits his parents multiple times a year. His parents vacation every year in Siesta Key, which is a short drive for us. We've developed a tradition of getting both families together on these occasions for a beach cookout, which is always a great time! Greg has spent a lot of time with his nephew, Zak, throughout his life. They have gone to dozens of college football and basketball games together over the past 12 years, which Greg has absolutely cherished. Even living so far away, they remain in close contact and text frequently. Greg's parents have been extremely supportive of the adoption plan, as they went through it themselves with both Greg and his sister.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home Before a Storm

We have lived in Florida for close to three years now, and we live in a small, quiet gated community. The community is a diverse mix of families with young kids and some who are a bit older, but it's extremely family friendly. We see our neighbors going for bike rides with their kids and can truly envision doing the same with our future child. Our house was built in the last 20 years, and it has four bedrooms, an office, a pool and a game room (Greg's favorite part of the house!) In the game room, Greg has multiple TVs along with a lot of sports memorabilia, he loves watching football and basketball, and playing video games when a game isn't on.

Fun Playground Nearby

Dialee takes a lot of pride in decorating our home and is very talented in making it look like a model home while still making it feel "homey". Greg does the yard work himself and enjoys mowing the lawn every weekend during the spring and summer, and taking care of the pool. That's right, we have a fantastic pool, which we can envision having pool parties with our child's friends. In addition, we belong to a country club where the child could learn to play tennis, partake in summer activities, and meet even more kids. We look forward to providing an enriching environment in which we can raise a ch

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From Us to You

Hello, our names are Dialee and Greg. We met over 13 years ago through a mutual company we both worked for at that time and shortly after began dating and have been together ever since. We got married 9 years into our relationship, and would love to share our lives with a little bundle of joy.

We are thrilled that you are reviewing our profile and considering us to provide a loving home to your child. We're also feeling a bit of nerves, as I'm sure you are as well. We admire your love and courage in considering adoption as the most precious gift your child will receive. Adoption has touched our lives in many ways, whether it's through friends and family who have adopted, but especially in the fact that Greg himself was given the same gift of adoption when he was born.

We share a great partnership filled with honesty, love and trust in one another. Greg is compassionate, intelligent, patient, and the most level headed person one could hope to meet. Dialee is an incredibly driven, organized and independent woman, while also being loyal and protective towards those she cares about. Our personalities complement each other perfectly. We enjoy eating dinner together throughout the week with our most favorite being pizza Friday. During the weekends we enjoy going out to dinner, spending time with family, friends and our fur babies.

We live in a quiet, diverse neighborhood filled with wonderful neighbors and their children of all ages. The area lends itself to nearby parks, restaurants, shopping, beaches, and even a farm right down the street. It's such a nice combination of feeling tucked away while still being close to all of the various activities that Tampa Bay can offer. Our neighbors' children are always outside riding bikes, going for walks, and running around, and we can't wait to create those memories ourselves in the future.

Selecting the journey of adoption was a natural choice for us, as Greg was adopted and grew up knowing that it was part of his story. Knowing that his biological parents loved him so much that they wanted to offer him the best life possible was the biggest gift and blessing to him, and he remains thankful to this day. Dialee has always felt an indescribable feeling that adoption was her path to creating a family. This child will be the first grandchild and niece or nephew on Dialee's family's side, and second grandchild on Greg's family, so there will be an abundance of love bestowed on that child. We are both so excited to become parents, and our friends and family all joke with us that it's about time, since we've been together for over a decade. This child will become the absolute center of our world, with all the love and support that goes along with it.

We will always share with him/her how your story met the page where ours would begin. They will always know and understand how much you love them and the difficult decision you face. We are committed to working together to create the positive and healthy relationship you envision for him/her. If you would like, we would be more than happy to share updates on his/her growth through photos, letters, and emails.

If you were to select us as your child's adoptive parents, know that we would provide unconditional love, endless support, guidance, and laughter. We wish you encouragement and love throughout your journey as you will forever hold a special place in our hearts and family. We hope you feel we would provide the best home for your precious baby.

Sincerely,

Greg & Dialee

Favorites

Greg
Dialee
Actor
Edward Norton
Jack Nicholson
Actress
Amy Poehler
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Penguin
Cat/Dog
Author
Malcolm Gladwell
Book
Ready Player One
Candy Bar
Reese's Cup
Milky Way
Cartoon
Archer
The Snorks
Childhood Memory
Weekends at my Grandpa's farm riding four-wheelers through the woods
Pool parties with friends and family
Childhood Toy
Voltron
Care Bears
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
Amelia Bedelia
City
Cincinnati, OH
Tampa Bay Area
Classic Movie
Goodfellas
Gone With the Wind
Color
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Dessert
Creme Brulee
Pudding Pie
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Tesla Model S
Porsche Cayenne
Dream Job
To Own My Own Animal Shelter
Dream Vacation
Train trip across Europe
Train Ride Anywhere
Family Activity
Traveling
Always visiting different vacation sites
Flower / Plant
Hydrangea
Food
Pizza!
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Playing soccer
Pilates and Long Walks
Fruit
Watermelon
Any kind of berry
Game
Trivial Pursuit
Heads Up
Hobby
Video Games
Shopping & decorating
Holiday
Memorial Day
Christmas
Holiday Song
Do They Know It's Christmas?
Ave Maria
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Day with family and all our fur babies
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Toffee Chip
Junk Food
Pretzels stuffed with peanut butter
Popcorn
Leisure Activity
Watching TV
Cuddling with my fur babies
Memory with a Child
Taking my nephew on the field at a college football game as the team came out
Teaching a child English from my aunts 4th grade class. Finding a connection before she learned how to speak English is something I treasure.
Memory with Spouse
Our honeymoon in Banff
Every vacation we take together leaves behind endless memories
Movie
Can't pick just one, but I LOVE all of the Marvel movies
Toss up between John Wick and Wedding Crashers
Movie Munchie
Reese's Pieces
Popcorn & Pepsi
Movie Quote
I'm the guy who does his job, you must be the other guy - The Departed
Don't Ever Leave Me 'Cause I'll Find You ~Wedding Crashers
Movie Type
Comic Book
Action
Musical
Les Miserables
Chicago
Musical Group
Weezer
Anything R&B
Nursery Rhyme
Star Light Star Bright
Olympic Event
Track & Field
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My PoPo (Grandpa), he loved unconditionally, gave hugs that made you feel loved beyond measure, and brought a smile to any situation.
Poet
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Her fierce loyalty to those she loves
He's intelligent, patient and kind
Quote
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
"Life is like a camera. Focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, take another shot."
Restaurant
Bakersfield OTR - Taco place in Cincinnati
Brio
Sandwich
Philly cheesesteak
Tuna Salad
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Home Goods
Song
Taylor Swift - Love Story
All the Way, with Celine Dion
Sport to Play
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Basketball
Sports Team
Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball
Subject in School
Geography
Math
Thing to Cook
Chicken Yellow Rice casserole
Salmon
Time of Day
Afternoon
Tradition
Pizza Fridays
Pizza Fridays
TV Show
Parks & Recreation
F.R.I.E.N.D.S
TV Show Character
Ron Swanson
Karen Walker from Will and Grace
Type of Music
Alternative
R&B
Vacation Spot
Mountains!
We always switch it up and visit some place new, which I love.
Video Game
The Zelda series
Tetris

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