Meet Bobby & Graham...
We met in the spring of 2015 and have been committed to each other ever since. In the summer of 2017, to solidify our commitment to one another, we had a beautiful New England sunset wedding with family and friends.
Bobby is a French teacher and world language department head in a local school district. Graham is a home inspector, real estate agent, and investor. We both love our jobs, but also consider ourselves lucky to have the flexibility to spend a lot of time together away from work as a family. We both come from families that are really close, so we have always wanted kids. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
We love spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, reading, playing with our two dogs (Miles & Mischa), being outdoors, Harry Potter, and each other. We are both very curious people and never tire of learning new things or traveling to new places. We enjoy spending our downtime reading together, visiting museums and historic homes, attending concerts and shows, exploring new food at local restaurants, hiking with our dogs, or simply sharing an ice cream at the park.
Qualities We See in Each Other
Bobby about Graham: Graham is strong, kind, loyal, and is never afraid to try new things. People around him love his sense of humor and authenticity. He’s always up for adventures and makes life fun. He is smart and loves to read and create. Graham will be a perfect dad!
Graham about Bobby: Bobby is caring, thoughtful, and has a heart for people. He’s a good listener and people come to him often for counsel. Bobby brings humor and enthusiasm to everything he does to show his loved ones just how much he cares. Bobby will be a wonderful papa!
Our Extended Family
We grew up on opposite ends of the country, Bobby in Louisiana and Graham in Connecticut, and we both have large extended families that are very supportive and loving. We both grew up with one sibling each and have 17 cousins. We have one nephew and four nieces who all mean the world to us and bring so much joy to our lives! Whenever we’re together, it’s like we’re all the same age, although their ages range from two to 17 years old; we spend hours playing and laughing together. Our parents are amazing role models to us, and they’re amazing grandparents to our nieces and nephews. We talk to our families regularly and have a very supportive, loving relationship with our immediate and extended family members.
It’s a family tradition to spend every holiday and special occasion, including birthdays, with family. When we get together with family, we tell stories, share memories, and play with all the kids. Everyone gets involved, and there’s so much love shared!
Our Adoption Story
Building a family through adoption was what initially attracted us to one another. We have wanted a child for as long as we both can remember. Being a same-sex couple, adoption is the natural choice and in our hearts we know raising a child is the best thing that could happen to us. We are very blessed to have strong and supportive family and friends to help us throughout this next chapter in our lives. We are confident we can provide a child with a loving, healthy, and happy home.
Activities We Look Forward To
We look forward to sharing our passions and pleasures with our child. Firstly, we love traveling to and exploring new places near and far. We cannot wait to bring our child to Nana’s pool, on road trips to the beach and the mountains, and on planes to visit Bobby’s family in New Orleans, Mickey and friends, and to discover new places together. In addition, we’re eager to go on walks with our dogs and entertain family and friends at our home; everyone will be so pleased to have a new addition to the mix! Finally, we cannot wait to just stay local. We plan to check local websites for community events and attend them together with our child. We will also make sure to make time to read to our child or watch our favorite TV show together before bed every single night.
Our Home & Neighborhood
We love our open concept ranch home located in the heart of our town. Our neighborhood is filled with friendly neighbors with children and pets. Being in the real estate industry in multiple capacities, Graham is constantly updating the decor and landscaping of our home, as it’s something he really enjoys. Recently, we added a large bedroom and a family room in our basement to allow for extra living space when one of the rooms upstairs turns into the nursery! Blocks away is a lovely park where our child will play, an elementary school, a middle school, and our dogs’ favorite walking trail!
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
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