Rick & Rob

We met 13 years ago the old-fashioned way: in a bar. It was a cold January night. The next week, we had a breakfast date at a local diner and an indoor picnic on Rick’s living room floor (it was winter!).
A couple years later, we moved in together, and then soon after New York passed marriage equality, we got married in 2012. The wedding was an emotional ceremony, followed by a big party with lots of family and friends from all stages of our lives. We live near a big park in New York, in a neighborhood full of restaurants, schools, playgrounds, and people with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. We visit family often (and speak Spanish with Rick’s cousins/aunts/uncles), and love to entertain friends at our place. We can’t wait to be parents, and live life more fully through all the joys and challenges of raising a child.


About Rick

Job Description:

Running, Reading, Cooking and Skiing

Fun Fact:
Rick loves 80’s music (esp., Erasure) and never turn down popcorn


About Rob

Job Description:
Environmental biology

Biking, hiking, reading, travel (esp., mountains and beaches)Rob lived in 

Fun Fact:
Colombia for a year after college and later hiked halfway across Spain


Our Lives

We have a stable, active home life in New York City, in a neighborhood with people of all ages and races.

We love eating together, and having friends and family over for meals and special occasions. We take walks and bike along the river. We also love to travel, for weekend trips to nearby mountains or beaches, as well as vacations farther away. We have gone to Europe and Latin America and are excited to travel with a family. For work, Rob also goes to national parks in Latin America. We even lived in Spain a few years ago.

Our Family

We are close with our families and visit them frequently. Rick’s mom lives in Connecticut, and we spend lots of weekends with her. We go to Kansas several times a year to visit Rob’s family. We shared an unforgettable trip to Peru, visiting tíos, tías, and primos in the mountain town where Rick’s parents grew up. A lot of his family lives in the U.S. now, and we go visit them (and vice versa). A lot of close friends also visit us, from earlier parts of our lives and from when we lived in Spain a few years ago.

In Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and for learning about us and our desire to become parents. We will do everything we can to provide your child with all the opportunities to be happy and healthy. We will teach them the value of family, integrity, education, and hard work. Most of all, we want you to know that they will always be loved, cared for, and supported.