Meet Ryan & Bima...
- About Us:
We grew up in the same town and have known each other since junior high school. It wasn’t until four years ago that we ran into each other at a mutual friend’s BBQ. Shortly after the BBQ we began to date which quickly blossomed into a wonderful relationship. After purchasing our first home together in 2016, Bima asked Ryan to marry him. We got married in early 2019.
- Our Family
Joey is Bima’s 8-year-old son that lives with us. He is extremely smart and continues to win awards for his academic performance. Joey is beyond excited that he’ll have a younger sibling. He has a huge heart and is kind and gentle. Joey loves to play board games and run around outside. Joey is looking forward to teaching his new sibling how to swim and play sports but most importantly he can’t wait to show them how much love that our family has to offer. One of the best days of his life will be when he can say “I’m a big brother now!”. Ryan and Bima have large extended families consisting of 20+ aunts and uncles and 50+ first and second cousins. We look forward to introducing our new child to our large and loving family.
- Qualities We See in Each Other
Bima about Ryan: Ryan is my partner in life. I love him very much. I feel that he is one of the most generous, caring, loving, and thoughtful people I know. He makes me a better person and continuously motivates me through our life. More than my husband, Ryan is my best friend. I have no doubt he will be a great father as he already is to my son.
Ryan about Bima: Bima is a wonderful husband and partner. We work, play, and laugh together daily. He is my rock and he never ceases to amaze me. He is compassionate and strong. He’s loyal and honest. One of the qualities that I love about Bima is that he’s an amazing father.
- Our Adoption Story
Being a same-sex couple, adoption was our first choice. We are supportive of an open adoption and look forward to working together to create a plan that will honor and respect the level of openness you choose for yourself, your child, and your family. Above all else, our goal is to maintain a connection. The miracle of adoption helped grow Ryan’s immediate family as his sister was adopted into his family as an infant. He also has two adoptive cousins that are now in their thirties. Not only will your child have an enormous support system, it will be inclusive of family members that have been adopted themselves.
- Activities We Look Forward To
All our family members are ready to welcome another child into our family. We look forward to cutting down our Christmas tree, going apple picking, carving pumpkins, and going on our annual vacation. We’ve spent countless hours talking about details on how we plan to raise our child. We get excited about the many things we will be able to teach, the values we will instill, and the adventures we will share.
- Our Home & Neighborhood
Our cozy three-bedroom raised ranch is located on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood. We are fortunate enough to have a large yard where there’s plenty of room to run around and play! During the summer you will find us outside planting flowers, kicking a soccer ball around, or picking home-grown vegetables from our garden. There’s also a town beach with a large playground, basketball court, and a biking path just a short distance away.
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:
- Detailed family profile
- Beautiful Photo Albums
- Letters written by the parents