#GayDadWednesday: Photo Diary of Michael, Wade and Maxwell

Michael, 43, and Wade, 26, live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their son Maxwell and their three dogs Raphael, Truman and Charley. Michael and Wade met six years ago through friends and were married in Indianapolis on June 27, 2014, during the three-day window when it was legal. They adopted Maxwell, now 18 months old, at birth through an open adoption. His birth mom and grandparents visit several times a year. Michael shares, “Despite being known for our bigoted and narrow-minded governor, we enjoy our life in a diverse neighborhood and have an amazing family church just a few blocks from our home.” In their free time, these dads love to go camping in beautiful state parks and ride their bikes to the nearby art museum. Michael and Wade share photos from a recent family trip to Florida of some beach time fun with their son Maxwell.


10:00 a.m.

Poppy Michael (left), Daddy Wade and Maxwell are ready for a day at the beach.

11:00 a.m.

Maxwell enjoys a snack with Daddy before the real fun begins.

11:30 a.m.

Not impressed with Daddy’s sand castle, Maxwell isn’t afraid to show his true feelings.

12:45 p.m.

Poppy takes Maxwell for a splash in the sea.

1:30 p.m.

Nap time for Maxwell: Building sand castles and splashing in the waves can be exhausting!

3:00 p.m.

Beach time selfie of Poppy, Daddy and Maxwell

4:15 p.m.

Maxwell is buckled up and ready to head home after a fun day at the beach.

Thanks for sharing your #GayDadWednesday with us Michael and Wade!

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