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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-13 13:18:52
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Day 3: It was roughly 36 hours after Alba was born that the adoption consents were signed and we were given the ok to discharge from the hospital. As the nurse was reviewing the discharge instructions with us, we could not help but to feel overwhelmed. We recall saying “Throughout the wait - no book or class TRULY prepares you for this”. As we were leaving the hospital, we asked our nurse to take a photo of us. Just as we were ready to drive off, we looked at each other and said “We have a little human in the car with us and that little human is OUR baby! Much like any new parent we were very nervous/scared, but we knew that as a team of two dads we could get through anything together. Today we are sharing three photos; 1. A photo taken at the hospital the morning of discharge 2. The photo taken of us just as we were leaving the hospital carrying Alba in her car seat! 3. Alba in her car seat waiting patiently to leave. #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #LoveMakesAFamily #FathersDay #babygirl #Love

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-24 18:07:45
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8 Months Old! Alba loves to sit and bang her toys together, wave bye-bye, scoot around on her belly, and crash her walker into chairs and end-tables. Her favorite foods are avocado-pear and avocado-apple and yogurt of all sorts. #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #Unicorn #Pride #8Months #Summer #BabyGirl Thanks @chuyayalco for the adorable dress!

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-24 18:07:45
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8 Months Old! Alba loves to sit and bang her toys together, wave bye-bye, scoot around on her belly, and crash her walker into chairs and end-tables. Her favorite foods are avocado-pear and avocado-apple and yogurt of all sorts. #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #Unicorn #Pride #8Months #Summer #BabyGirl Thanks @chuyayalco for the adorable dress!

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-17 14:26:49
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Father’s Day: Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad/Papa’s out there! Today is a very special father’s day for us, as it is our first. I want to give accolades to one Daddy in-particular: Chad! One day is not enough to honor how special of a daddy you truly are because you are amazing every day of the year. From the moment I met him I knew he would be an amazing Father; the last 8 months have certainly proven that. Chad has an endless amount of love, strength; and patience. Here is a big thank you and a ton of love to you from Alba and I! Happy Father’s Day! #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #fathersday

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-16 14:22:44
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Day 6: Today’s pictures are from Alba’s first vacation in Hawaii! Parenting comes with a lot of up and downs, but it is safe to say that one of the most magical parts is giving this growing mind the opportunity to explore and learn! #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #fathersday #travel #explore #learn

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-15 13:58:15
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Day 5: Today’s photos were taken when Alba was 3 weeks old! Just after getting settled in at home and finding our “new” routine. Little did we know, there is no such thing as a routine with a newborn 💜 #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #fathersday

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-14 14:02:31
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Day 4: We were required to remain in Alba’s birth state and wait out the ICPC process. While #LA is a lovely city, going out in the city with a newborn was out of our comfort zone. When Alba was 5 days old we thought we’d brave it and we took her to the Santa Monica pier. Today’s photo is of us on the pier. We were terrified, but we enjoyed our first trip out as a family of 3. She was so tiny! 💜#TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #LoveMakesAFamily #FathersDay #babygirl #Love

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-13 13:18:52
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Day 3: It was roughly 36 hours after Alba was born that the adoption consents were signed and we were given the ok to discharge from the hospital. As the nurse was reviewing the discharge instructions with us, we could not help but to feel overwhelmed. We recall saying “Throughout the wait - no book or class TRULY prepares you for this”. As we were leaving the hospital, we asked our nurse to take a photo of us. Just as we were ready to drive off, we looked at each other and said “We have a little human in the car with us and that little human is OUR baby! Much like any new parent we were very nervous/scared, but we knew that as a team of two dads we could get through anything together. Today we are sharing three photos; 1. A photo taken at the hospital the morning of discharge 2. The photo taken of us just as we were leaving the hospital carrying Alba in her car seat! 3. Alba in her car seat waiting patiently to leave. #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #LoveMakesAFamily #FathersDay #babygirl #Love

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-12 13:20:12
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Day 2: After receiving the call at 5:33pm, that Alba’s birth mother was in labor and headed to the hospital, we hopped onto the next flight to LAX departing at 7.10pm (thankfully we had our bags packed, as we knew that Alba could come “any day” from the time we received the match call). After the whirlwind of a flight from Seattle to Los Angeles and the drive from LAX to the hospital (which seemed to take ages) We finally laid eyes on our daughter! When the nurses brought Alba out and presented her to us, they said Baby Girl, meet your daddies; Daddies, meet your beautiful daughter! The nursing staff were all very kind and caring in regards to this very sensitive and delicate situation. They not only provided us with great support, but most importantly, they were very supportive and compassionate to Alba’s birth mother. So many things were running through our mind — it was surreal — WE ARE DADDIES! One thing for certain, it was love at first sight! This photo is of each of us holding Alba for the very first time! 💜 #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveMakesAFamily #FathersDay #Celebrate #Tuesday #Seattle #LosAngeles #LAX #BirthMomLove #California #Washington #Family #fathersday

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-11 13:41:48
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With Father’s Day being this week, we are going to share our favorite pictures leading up to our very first Father’s Day! For the first day, the photo is the last selfie we took on the plane to Los Angeles to meet our daughter for the first time. This was a very emotional day, filled with a ton of nerves, excitement and fear of the unknown! #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #fathersday #june #plane #babygirl #selfie #celebrate

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-06-03 18:58:25
#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-05-24 13:06:16
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It is incredibly hard to believe that our sweet Alba is 7 Months old today! Not a day goes by where she doesn’t surprise us!! She recognizes familiar faces and has some serious stranger danger — Sorry Uncle Pete and Uncle Zach ( @rocksethz )she loves you guys, I swear it’s your hat and hair!! 😂 She is very attentive to her surroundings; knows her name, babbles all day long and makes it clear when she is happy or displeased. She sits up like a boss and has started to move her knees under her chest (with assistance) in effort to crawl. Favorite Foods this month: She LOVES yogurt, spaghetti, bread and pears! And of course, she brings a smile to our face every day! 💜 #7months #loveher #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-05-15 15:51:34
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We started our adoption journey nearly 23 months ago. After 564 days, our family is OFFICIAL! Our adoption is FINALIZED! We are truly a FOREVER FAMILY! There is a lot of work involved in adopting. Preparing for the home study, creating a family profile & video, meeting with birth/expectant parents, long days of waiting for “The Call”, post-placement visits; and waiting for the court hearing. But in the end, it is truly worth the wait and hard work! Alba Rion Stillwagon: Your Daddy and Papa love you more than you will ever know! From the moment we looked into your eyes we knew there was something about you; we knew that you were once in a lifetime, a treasure near impossible to find and we know how lucky we are to have you! In the matter of seconds, our lives went from good to GREAT! Grow, Learn, Thrive; but most importantly.. LOVE! Always remember... 1. Don’t dream it, be it! 2. No matter what have a kind heart, brave spirit and fierce mind! Today will forever be recognized as our “Forever Family Day” [ May 15th, 2018 ] #adoptionday #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LovedBeyondMeasure #LetThemBeYoung #LoveMakesAFamily #americanadoptionsalum #americanadoptions

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#papadaddyandme Shared publicly - 2018-04-24 13:18:44
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Happy 1/2 Birthday, Alba!! 💜 6 Months old today Little miss personality, entertaining herself with everyone and everything within her orbit! She has two little teeth that are just now cutting the surface. She loves to babble, sit up, we have rolled a couple of times - we are still working on mastering that. Favorite toys: ANYTHING that can fit into her tiny grip and make it into her mouth! 😂 Favorite Foods: Carrots, Bananas and sweet potatoes! 🥕🍌🍠 #TwoDads4Alba #Mija #BetterTogether #SomeFamilies #TwoDads #Papa #Daddy #GaysWithKids #FamilyFirst #SomeFamilies #PapaAndDaddy #AdoptionIsLove #MakeYourOwnRules #PapaDaddyAndMe #ThisIsLove #Alba #AlbaRion #Love #2Dads #LoveIsLove #IveLovedYouSinceForever #ForeverYouWillBeLovedBeMe #LetThemBeYoung #6monthsold #halfbirthday #birthday #americanadoptionsalum

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