"A Perfect Moment": Congrats to Gay Men Whose Families Grew This Month!
Congrats to all the gay dads and dads-to-be whose families grew this month from adoptions and births, or have recently announced pregnancies!
Wishing these growing families a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations to these gay men on their recent and expectant births, adoption finalizations and foster-adopt journeys, from all of us here at Gays With Kids!
"Truly a perfect moment," says Doug and Brent on the birth of their youngest son, Shepherd
Congratulations to dads Doug and Brent on the birth of their youngest son, Shepherd!
On June 28, Doug and Brent became dads for the second time through adoption when their son Shepherd was born. Their eldest son Sawyer is so excited to be a big brother and the dads are loving being a family of four.
"We finally felt our family was complete when we met him," shared Doug. "Truly a perfect moment."
We're thrilled for this Atlanta family!
With fatherhood around the corner, there is there is "an infinite amount to look forward to," says Richard.
Congratulations to dads-to-be Steve and Richard on their exciting news!
Steve and Richard are thrilled to announce that they are officially dads-to-be! Their little one, via private adoption, is expected in December 2018.
"Fatherhood has always been a dream for the both of us," shared Steve. "We're most looking forward to 'moments' with our baby. From brand new experiences... the first smile, the first laugh, seeing a flower for the first time, trying foods from other countries to ultimately showing them how to first and foremost offer love and kindness to others, above all else."
"While there is a infinite amount to look forward to," added Richard, "we so excited to wake up each and every day and everything new that comes along with it."
The family of three-to-be live in Urbandale, Iowa.
"There wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom," Joshua says, following the adoption of his daughter, Aria
Congratulations to dads Bryan and Joshua on finalizing the adoption of their daughter, Aria!
Floridian dads Bryan and Joshua are thrilled to have finalized the adoption of the gorgeous daughter, born in February earlier this year.
"After starting this journey one year ago and sitting in that courtroom with our 6-month-old, it really hit us," explained Bryan. "We were holding it strong together until we were answering questions from the attorney to the judge. At that moment, my husband Joshua started crying which made me cry."
"At that point," continued Joshua, "it really hit us how far we've come and there wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom. We couldn't be more proud to be her dads."
Congrats to Sean and Spencer, who recently became dads to twins, via surrogacy!
Congratulations to Sean and Spencer on recently welcoming their twins, Rowan and Clyde, via surrogacy!
Spencer and Sean began planning their surrogacy journey before they were married in September 2016. And on May 26 this year their dream was realized: the husbands became dads when their twins Rowan and Clyde were born.
The new dads are completely smitten and in complete agreement of their favorite thing so far as fathers: Watching their twins discover and experience the world around them for the first time every day.
This family of four live in Maplewood, New Jersey.
"September cannot come soon enough!" say dads-to-be Benjamin and Christopher
Congratulations to dads-to-be Benjamin and Christopher!
Benjamin and Christopher are excited to share the news: a little bean will soon be joining their family to make them dads!
"We are most looking forward to bonding with our little bean; to see him grow and experience the amazing wonders of the world with our friends and family will be priceless," shared Christopher.
"To be able to travel with him on our excursions around this big crazy globe is something we've always talked about and looked forward to," added Benjamin, "September cannot come soon enough!"
We'e excited to follow the journey of this Pennsylvanian family.
"I was surprised by the impact those pen strokes would have," said AJ, after the finalization of his son's adoption
Jeff and AJ are beyond excited to finalize the adoption of son, Hayden!
New Yorkers AJ and Jeff became dads to son Hayden the day he was born, March 21, 2018. Hayden joined his dads via adoption, and on August 1st, it was finalized. They are now a forever family of three. AJ shared with us how the day impacted him.
"I thought the finalization would just be another happy part of Hayden's adoption journey we could tell him about and celebrate through the years. After all he became our son the moment we matched so a signing of papers wasn't going to change that in my eyes. But I was surprised by my naivety the impact those pen strokes would have. It was a moment of pure joy and happiness that will probably forever bring tears of happiness to my eyes when I think about that day."
The thing these dads-to-be are most excited about? "Double the dad jokes!"
Congratulations to dads-to-be Ryan and Steven on the pregnancy news!
Ryan and Steven live in Madison, Wisconsin, and in six months or so, they're going to be dads! What are the dads-to-be most looking forward to?
"Building a bond with our child in the same way we both have with our own parents," shared Ryan. "Watching them grow and experience the world, all while getting to see it through their eyes. Plus, double the dad jokes!"
Although the past 16 months have been an emotional rollercoaster, Ryan and Steven are beyond excited for their new adventure.