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Meet Davy & Stijn V.
Dear Birth Parents,
We are Davy and Stijn. We could not be more excited that you are taking the time to get to know more about our family. We admire the selfless and brave decision you are about to make and hope we can provide an option for you as you decide what is best for you and your child.
Even before we got married, we discussed the possibility of having a family, although we knew that fulfilling that dream as a gay couple would not be an easy journey. Fast-forward 14+ years and we are excited to share our adoption journey with our family and friends, and hopefully with you.
Celebrating our 8th anniversary at our favorite tennis tournament
If you choose us, we promise to love your child with the same unconditional love that we have for each other. We will provide a loving and safe home filled with adventure and laughter, encourage your child to work hard and dream big, and teach him/her to respect and love everyone. We promise to always keep you in your child’s story and respect whatever role you wish to have beyond that. Thank you so much for considering us. We cannot wait to begin this journey together with you.
Our Story We both grew up in Europe -more specifically in Belgium- and met each other in college 14 years ago. We have now been happily married for over 10 years, have a cat named Bas, and live in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2010 Davy’s job brought us to the US. Moving overseas for Davy’s job has been an exciting and enriching journey that made our relationship stronger than ever before. In 2014 we decided to make Cincinnati our permanent home. Although our family still lives in Belgium, over the years we’ve established a diverse and tight-knit group of friends here in the US, which we consider our American family. We both feel incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many loving people who all share our excitement at the prospect of us becoming parents.
We love discovering our city and trying out new restaurants.
Our life Davy has a doctoral degree in medical sciences and works as a research scientist at a children’s hospital. Stijn has a master’s degree in Architecture and works at a local architecture firm. Our jobs bring us a lot of personal fulfillment, but still allow us to have a great work-life balance. We are both very active people and like to spend time with friends and family. During the weekends we love hiking with friends, play tennis, or host a dinner party or game night. Every weekend we make time to FaceTime with our parents, grandparents, and extended family in Belgium.
We love to travel and discover new places, different foods and cultures. Our favorite trip is our yearly visit to Belgium. We plan to raise our child bilingual (Dutch, English) and can’t wait to show our little one where we grew up, our favorite foods and spots in Europe, and most of all introduce him/her to our family and friends overseas. We cannot wait to have our child be a part of our adventures; to show them the world and help them discover and nurture their passions in life so he/she can grow up to become a compassionate, confident and loving human being who is ready to take on the world.
Weekend trip to Chicago
Our home and community We live in a historic neighborhood in the heart of Cincinnati. We love the diversity, walkability and neighborhood feel of our community. We can walk to several parks and playgrounds and have great schools and daycares only a short drive away. Our families and friends are all very supportive of our adoption plan and are extremely excited -especially the grandparents to be- to welcome a new little one to the family. With so many of our friends in Cincinnati recently starting a family it will be exciting to see our children grow up together. With our community both here and in Belgium we have all the support needed to take on this adventure and next chapter in our life.
We are ready and can’t express how much we would love to share all of this with your little one. We have room in our home and even more in our hearts. Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to getting to know you and starting this Journey together.
With love and respect,
Stijn & Davy
Our Family At a Glance
We live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We have been married since August 2010.
We work as an architect and research scientist.
Our hobbies include tennis, hiking, working out, spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and cooking.
We believe open adoption is in the best interest of the child by creating a transparent adoption story and supportive environment for all parties involved.
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.