"It was love at first..."
"Uninhibited caring and love..."
"It's instant and it's overwhelming..."
It's true. For many of us, those first precious moments are tales we're excited to one day share with our kids, telling them how much we wanted to be their dads. Whether it's tears of joy, a loss for words, a fist pump in the air, or an immediate "I love you," we'll each remember the first time we laid eyes on our children.
Watch these four first moment videos of these amazing dads, and we guarantee, they'll be no dry eyes in the house.
"We knew right away we wanted kids ... this day has been a long time coming"
Johnny and Sebastian wanted kids from the very beginning. They experienced three unsuccessful IVF attempts, worked with two surrogates and three egg donors. On their fourth attempt, they became pregnant.
On February 13, 2018, they welcomed their son Vaughn.
"I think it's a blessing to add to the next phase of life"
Richard and Carlos became dads through adoption, and here they are meeting their son, Timothy, for the first time. This was the day they became dads, and a forever family of three. (Read their story here.)
"Hi little Addison... I'm your Daddy..."
Here are Erik and Adam's emotional and heartwarming first moments with their twins. The husbands always knew kids would be part of their future and chronicling their journey on their YouTube channel. Watch as the dads meet their daughters for the first time and experience skin-to-skin with them.
"Such a privilege to be a dad!"
John and Michael became first-time dads through adoption in October 2014. They experienced two adoptions fall through before meeting their eldest daughter Rosie for the first time. The dads describe their feelings in the moment: "Profound joy, gratitude, and disbelief this was happening after waiting so long."
They finalized her adoption on July 31, 2015, and welcomed a baby sister in March 2017.