Chuck and Greg
Hello from Sunny California! We are Chuck & Greg. We live in Los Angeles and we are so honored to have you consider us as adoptive parents for your child. We can’t imagine the range of emotions you may be feeling right now as you decide what is best for your little one. We are so thankful for you! We hope that by sharing our story in our own words, our voices will connect with the mother of the child we were meant to share our lives with, and we hope we can share that journey along with you. Our relationship and our home together have always been about two things: love and laughter. We would love to help guide your child through life always knowing they are loved and always with laughter in their heart.
About Us: We met 16 years ago when Chuck crashed a party Greg was throwing in Houston, Texas. The sparks flew almost immediately and a few months later, we were off to New York City together to start our adventure. After 4 years in the Big Apple, these two Texas boys decided New York winters were not for us, so we moved to Los Angeles together and have made our home here ever since. We have a beautiful house in the San Fernando Valley of L.A. where we were married five years ago in our backyard surrounded by a host of amazing friends and family. We currently share our house with two small dogs (Hamilton and Seymour) who would love another human around to scratch their bellies.
Things That We Love: We love the arts, especially theater, dance and music. Most weekends you can find us at a performance or at a museum. We also love to travel. We like weekend getaways for skiing/hiking in the mountains or days at the beach. We also enjoy seeing the country and have recently traveled to Spain and Australia.
We are so excited to share our favorite things with our child like the theme parks in Southern California. We enjoy costumes and can hardly wait to include our child in our family Halloween costumes and theme parties thrown by our friends and family.
We believe the sky’s the limit when it comes to helping our child discover the beautiful wonders all around us.
Greg Talks About Chuck: Chuck is the most charming and caring person I have ever met. He is always the funniest person in the room, and everyone loves him for it. It’s impossible to be in a bad mood around him and his laughter is absolutely contagious. He has a passion for travel and adventure and loves to meet new people at home and abroad. On a typical night he can be found singing and dancing around the kitchen while he cooks dinner and entertains me and the dogs. Friends and family always come to Chuck for support and advice because he is a wonderful listener and truly cares about them. I couldn’t imagine a better husband and he will make an amazing father.
A Few of Chuck’s Favorite Things
- Actress: Liza Minnelli
- Children’s Book: Anything by Beverly Cleary or Shel Silverstein
- Dessert: Chocolate chip cookies
- Hobby: Singing, Dancing and Running
- Holiday: Thanksgiving
- Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip
- Movie: All About Eve, The Color Purple
- Musical Artist: Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Tina Turner
- Place to Take a Child: Six Flags
- Seasonal Activity: Halloween/Costumes
- Sentimental Childhood Keepsake: Montgomery Moose
- Source of Inspiration: Greg, Music and Spirituality
- Subject in School: History, English and Theater
- Superhero: Wonder Woman
- Super Power You’d Like to Have: Flight and/or Invisibility
- Vacation Spot: New Zealand
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Chuck Talks About Greg: Greg is the funniest, smartest and most caring person I know. He has the amazing ability to turn a negative into a positive in almost every situation. Greg is so calm in stressful situations. I can always count on him to help me think through any problems and the love and time we share together is truly a sacred blessing to me. Greg can make me laugh in almost every scenario and we share an offbeat brand of humor that keeps our relationship grounded and happy. Our nieces LOVE Greg and they all have a special bond with him that showcases how incredible he will be as a father. I can’t wait to see him play, teach and love our child!
A Few of Greg’s Favorite Things
- Actress: Catherine O’Hara
- Children’s Book: Where the Wild Things Are
- Dessert: Dark Chocolate
- Hobby: Singing, Dancing and Gardening
- Holiday: Halloween
- Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
- Movie: Star Wars, Clue, and Goonies
- Musical Artist: Prince, Lizzo and Madonna
- Place to Take a Child: Disneyland
- Seasonal Activity: Halloween and summer cookouts/pool parties
- Sentimental Childhood Keepsake: Homemade Christmas Ornaments
- Source of Inspiration: Music and Nature
- Subject in School: Science and Biology
- Superhero: Batman
- Super Power You’d like to Have: Flight
- Vacation Spot: Hawaii
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Our Home and Community
We live in Los Angeles, California! We found our beautiful home five years ago and are still loving it as much as we did back then. We have a large backyard with a pool for those hot summer days and a garden where Greg loves to grow all types of fruits and vegetables. Our home is less than an hour from the beach and less than two hours from the mountains so we have the opportunity to do any type of summer or winter activity year round. We have a large family-friendly state park with a lake less than a mile from our home with many activities including paddle boats, fishing, tennis, soccer and more. Universal Studios, Disneyland, Six Flags, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the California Science Center and countless other theme parks, museums and educational centers are all within a few miles of our home. We love Los Angeles and cannot wait to share it with a very special child.
Our Dogs, Hamilton & Seymour: We have the best dogs on the planet! We rescued Hamilton four years ago and rescued Seymour just last year. They both love to run and chase each other around the pool until they pass out. But the thing they love most is cuddling on the couch and demanding belly rubs and ear massages. They both love children as kids seem to be the only ones with as much energy to play as they do!
Our Work and Home Balance: Chuck’s work as a paralegal allows him to work from home every day. He will have six months paid leave to focus on our family. Greg is a science and math tutor who also works from home. We are so fortunate to both be able to be a constant presence in our child’s life and to be able to support each other on a daily basis.
The People We Love
We are incredibly thankful for our loving family and circle of friends. We consider our friends to be family really as they all surround us with their love, support, kindness and humor.
First, there’s our Texas family. We are lucky that both Greg’s family including his parents, sister and nieces and Chuck’s family including his parents, four sisters and a host of nieces and nephews live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. It truly is a blessing to have both sides of our family live so close to each other so that we are able to connect with both sides during our Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring and summer visits.
Back at home in Los Angeles, our friends are truly our family as well. Not only have we grown up with our friends and have seen them all blossom along with us but we are now seeing many of our friends become parents for the first time and passing along the love that we have all shared to their children. We love being the fun uncles in our group and hope to share the love, support and family to a child in our own home.
Our Favorite Family Traditions that We Love
- We love decorating our house at Christmastime both inside and out. We’re definitely THAT house on the block.
- We take a group vacation with our chosen family of friends each summer.
- Every winter we rent a cabin in Big Bear, CA for skiing, sledding, and playing in the snow.
In Closing: We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Thank you for even considering us to help guide your child on their journey through life. Thank you for continuing to be strong during what may be an incredibly stressful time in your life. No matter what you decide to do, please know there are people like us out in the world who are ready to love your child. There are people like us who will do everything in our power to bring love to your child’s life and to keep them safe. We have been so blessed to have found and fallen in love with each other and we hope to bring a very special child into our circle of love and remain there for the rest of our lives.