About My2Brads

My2Brads was started when we found ourselves at home as new fathers to our beautifully adopted son, Kyler. Here we were, 39 years old, a newborn, two lovable Boston terriers, Zippy and Lucy ... and not a clue of what we were in for as parents. It was clear that stories or lessons were bound to come out of our every day life, so why not write about them ... share them with others, why not? So, that's where we are, a simple blog about 2 dads, 2 Brads, 2 dogs, 1 baby toddler ... and a whole lotta heart. We are losing our inhibitions and treading forward to find the sanity of parenthood.

Our Story

We are commonly known to our friends and family as "The Brads." We've been together since 2005 after meeting online (yes, an online success story). Our first date was on November 23rd when the movie RENT opened in Washington. We both knew after that first date that we had found someone special. Brad L. was performing at the Kennedy Center and was living in the Washington area at the time. After a few short months, we were officially "boyfriends," and after a year ... Brad L. permanently moved to Washington from New York City. Now we live in a a single family home in Maryland just outside of metro Washington DC. We are officially "Suburbanites."

In January of 2009, we started our adoption process to become a family. It was a long process, but it was definitely worth the wait. In October of 2010, our son, Kyler, was born and welcomed to our family. He's an incredible blessing, and we are on the road to being the best parents possible, and have settled nicely into our roles as Dad and Pop.

We are hoping to expand our family very soon, but for now we are concentrating on the family we have now. Parenthood is a rough path, but the rewards are sometimes beyond words. Parenting successes and short comings will always abound, but we are committed to doing the best that we can ... through any adversity. We know that whether you are gay or straight, black or blue, rich or poor ... a parent is a parent is a parent ... and as long as you have love and a lot of patience, you'll be just fine.