About

Josh and Matt met in November 2008 and fell in love. Three years later, to the very day, they got married at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, surrounded by friends and family. Six months after wedding bells tolled, they got down to the business of starting a family.

Josh, 30, and Matt, 33, live in New York City with their twins, Henry and Julianne (born May 2013), and their border terrier mix, Butter.

Twitter: @thenewdads

Gmail: newdadsontheblock

Instagram: joshcentral

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Jerry Mahoney December 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Hey, glad to have found your blog. Congrats on the pregnancy! My partner and I also have twins through gestational surrogacy. You’re in for quite a ride! 🙂

  2. girlsguidetosurvival May 21, 2013 at 3:33 am #

    I spent all day today reading each one of your posts on NDOB. Congratulations! Happy parenting. Very happy for you both and your babies for they are so cherished and eagerly awaited as opposed to most babies born in the world.
    Peace,
    Desi Girl

  3. Emily May 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm #

    Congratulations!
    I am twin, my brother Adam is 32 minutes older than me. We were born on July 7th 1997.
    I have an older brother too. He was born August of ’95.
    Oh.
    And I have two moms.
    BOOM.
    awesomeness.
    Madre #1 gave birth to Nate via mysterious ninja sperm donor.
    Madre #2 gave birth to Adam and I via the ninja sperm donor.
    Ninja is what i refer to him as. Calling him my dad or father is weird.
    To me thats like calling a stranger I don’t know father.
    No big deal, i have double the swagger or mothers.
    Just like Julianne and Henry have double the swagger of fathers.
    coolest kids on the block.
    seriously.
    SO.
    back to the mothers.
    They celebrated their 30th anniversary this past February.
    We live in the suburbs of New York, but here in New Jersey they can’t get married.
    (sad face.)
    My brothers and I were the first generation of children to LGBTQ parents.
    And I can’t imagine my life any other way.
    Growing up when having two moms was weird was rough.
    Now that its a lot more accepted and normal i rock it.
    Some of my friends that have gay parents (which is more than a few believe it or not) don’t think that thier parents sexuality has made a difference to them.
    I think it has effected me in more ways than one.
    Growing up in a household that isn’t mainstream American is well, different.
    My parents pretty much got rid of social norms when we were little.
    Pink and Blue were worn on both of us, we would play with race cars or dolls, in fact my brother and I were on the same little league soccer team as well as the same ballet class.
    But then when i got to the age where i was self-consious and well, stupid.
    Sometimes I would come home from elementary school with a bloody nose or black eye.
    Why? Because someone said something about my parents.
    In a diverse suburb of New Jersey people were homophobic.
    People under the age of 8 were bulling the three of us because my family was different.
    I thought that because my parents were ‘different’ so was I.
    Why did my permission form say Mom’s signature and Dad’s signature?
    Why can’t my brother sign the dad signature?
    Who will walk me down the aisle at my wedding?
    Where are mommy’s wedding rings?
    Why didn’t my mommy get married?
    I started to keep my parents a secret.
    When I started middle school in 2009 I didn;t tell a single one of my new classmates about my parents, but being a twin i always had a buddy in my grade.
    Adam was more open about my parents, which is great. I should have been. He told my classmates. Sometimes they would be rude and ask me questions and be really ignorant.
    But I learned.
    I dont care.
    I don’t care if people judge me.
    I don’t think that my parent’s sexuality is something to hide.
    I used to think that telling people my parents were gay would give someone another reason to pick on me or judge me.
    Me being shy about my awesome moms didn’t help me.
    Now when people say “thats so gay” or “fags” I tell them to stop. I make sure they stop.
    I don’t want you to think that your in for trouble, your in for a blast.
    The world is changing, and your twins are going to be making history.
    They are not going to have the problems i have had.
    People aren’t going act the way they did towards my brothers and I.
    Boy/Girl twins are the best.
    Your going to have so much fun.
    And they will too!

    Now I am so open about my family.
    You wouldn’t think a chiild of a LGBTQ person would have any trouble.
    But I used to think that i did my own sort of ‘coming out’ whenever i explained my family to someone new. Coming out as a queer spawn.
    I make jokes all the time about my family.
    When my teachers say “Mom & Dad” i chime in with a grin correcting them saying “Mom and Mom” When somebody asks about my ethnicity I tell them I am some scottish, native american, danish and half mysterious ninja” I have learned how to make the best of the [great and unique] situation I am in. My family and I have thought of writing a book about the amazing adventures and journeys we have gone through so far living in a house with homosexual parents in a world of homophobic people.

    Julianne and Henry are going to have a great childhood. They are going to have such a great time together being twins, and growing up with two awesome fathers.
    I am actually extremely excited for your family.

    Congrats (and sorry for the rant),
    Emily

  4. Kiwi Americana June 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    It’s great to see another success story — a happy couple with their precious children. Best wishes!

  5. Heather Tait June 27, 2013 at 12:55 am #

    I’m the mom of D & D that accosted you at the end of the DOMA rally. Your babies are delish, and your blog a pleasure to read! Congratulations on Henry & Julianne. (my middle name is Joy too) I look forward to reading more about your adventures- you are a beautiful family. -ht

  6. Daniel September 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    So happy to have found your blog – website. My husband and I have been together for 12 years and married for almost a year. We are in the final stages of adopting our two kiddos – Aleiyah, 3 and her brother Tre, 2. We are so blessed to have such amazing kids in our lives as well as our support of family and friends. My husband Brian and I are on the look for other gay couples that have adopted children to see how great family life is. Thank you and good luck with your beautiful family! – Dan

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