Meet Ryan S. and Barak S.

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Dear Birth Family,

We are filled with admiration and gratitude for your bravery and selflessness. We cannot imagine what you are going through and the many thoughts you must be having. Words can’t express how excited we are to be fathers again, and we pray that you will consider us when selecting a home for your child. Please know that if you choose us to raise your child, they will always know how great a gift you’ve given them. Even now you are in our thoughts and prayers and if selected, we look forward to sharing this wonderful journey with you.

We are Ryan and Barak. We were introduced to one another by mutual friends about eight years ago at a muddy buddy race in Nashville, Tennessee. At the time, Barak was working as a meteorologist at one of the local television stations in Nashville, and Ryan was working as a Director of Nursing at a local hospital.

Two years ago, we were officially married in the company of our closest friends and family. We adopted Riley right away, and she has been the single greatest thing that has ever happened – for both of us. We couldn’t imagine life without her and both feel that our life really started the day she became a part of our world. We promised Riley’s birth family that we would honor them throughout her life and that she would always know the gift that they gave her when they chose us. We keep in touch regularly with Riley’s birth family, providing photos and updates.

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Barak is a meteorologist for a local news station in Cincinnati. He loves to experience new things and spends as much time as possible outdoors. He is also an avid gym enthusiast He enjoys traveling, cooking, running and spending time with Ryan and Riley. Family is the most important thing to him and always comes first.

Ryan is a CEO for two local hospitals in Cincinnati and a nurse by background. His favorite things to do are spending time with Riley and Barak, traveling and creating. He is an art enthusiast and likes to create both paintings and pottery in his free time. Ryan comes from a family of aviators – everyone his family (including Ryan) has their pilot’s license and flies either as a profession or as a hobby.

Riley is the light of our lives. She is a ball of energy and loved by everyone who meets her. Riley loves to color pictures, finger paint, and play outside as much as possible. She is a lover of animals, especially our two dogs and cat. She loves to visit her nana and papa and is very close to both of them. Riley currently goes to a Montessori preschool. She loves her backpack and enjoys watching the school buses.

We live in the suburbs of Cincinnati. Our house is in a great location, within driving distance of the downtown area as well as multiple parks – and the parks of Cincinnati are great. We love spending time exploring the city, biking on the Miami bike trail, and visiting the Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is, all in all, a wonderful place for a family.

Barak works the morning show during the week and Ryan generally works 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., going between the two hospitals he runs. After dinner and time together, we share bedtime routines, alternating story time, reading until Riley falls asleep.

Our dream for your child is to nurture and love them so that they can become the best person they can be. We dream of giving your child the kind of childhood everyone deserves, one filled with memories, laughter and love.

We promise that, if you select us to raise your child, we will shower them with love and provide the best home possible for them. We promise to give your precious gift the best life possible and to make sure that they have the resources needed to grow and prosper. We promise to raise them in a faith-filled home that allows them to explore their own beliefs and develop their own spiritual path. We promise you that your child will know the sacrifice you made and that the greatest gift they have is the life you gave them. We promise you all of this, but most of all, no matter what, we promise to your child with all our hearts.

With love,
Ryan & Barak

For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.