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Heather
& Edward

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    Edward and I don't argue, but I argue a LOT with people who are racist/ sexist/ classist/ homophobic. I just can't let it stand. When I see someone being a bully or discriminating, I go all mama-bear. - Heather

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    When I argue it’s about making sure all people are afforded an equitable and dignified existence. - Edward

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Happy, healthy, and feels good about the brave choice she made to make an adoption plan. I hope she stays in contact to get photos an updates. I hope she's living a life that makes her happy. - Heather

  • What scares you?

    Spiders, mostly. Heather is the designated bug-squisher. - Edward

Amber
& Trevor

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    CLOSE. My family is full of supportive, kind, loving, honest, fun, life loving people and I am go grateful for that. - Amber

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Hardworking, Level headed. - Trevor

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    God, especially if there is a beautiful sunset. The world and all its beauty often amazes me. - Amber

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Yes! I can't wait to see Graham as a big brother. I Know he is going to love it. - Trevor

Angela
& Cale

  • What scares you?

    Spiders - Angela

  • We are the best choice because…

    We're a caring stable family in love with each other for more than 20 years who are ready to take the next step and grow our family. - Angela

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    chocolate. - Angela

  • The most special thing I own is...

    My wedding ring, which was given to me by my dad and originally was my grandfather's wedding ring. - Cale

Amanda
& Benjamin

  • Favorite season and why?

    Winter because I love winter sports, snowmobiles, and ice fishing. - Benjamin

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    be whatever you wish for it to be. - Benjamin

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    I'm so small, and the universe is so big and full of wonders! - Amanda

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Treat kids with respect and give them the degree of control over their decisions that is appropriate to what their age can handle. - Amanda

Melissa

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Loving and accepting. Raising your child surrounded by love and family is important to me and my family is ready to welcome your child into our lives. - Melissa

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Comfortable, open, honest. I know all relationships start off awkward and I hope we are past that point. I'm hoping that you are part of my life if that is what you desire. - Melissa

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    A dear friend of mine I lost to cancer a few years ago. He was such a joyful, caring person and I miss our conversations. He had this special way of always making me laugh and I miss him dearly. - Melissa

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    Erase hate and human greed. Instead of being fueled by hate and greed, we should all be more kind and caring towards others. - Melissa

Katie
& Josh

  • Dogs or cats?

    BOTH! How could someone pick one? - Katie

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    At peace and confident in the choice she made to place her child with us. We have open adoptions with our kid's birth mothers... would love to be texting every so often and checking in on each other. - Katie

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My wife and kids are my life and I will do whatever I can to love and support them. - Josh

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    A Sailboat. I love the water and enjoy the peacefulness of it. - Josh

Christine
& John

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Italian. - John

  • I hope you are...

    Happy that you have chosen to bring this child into the world. It is a brave and loving act to choose adoption, and we have much respect for mothers like you. - John

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Bermuda. It's beautiful, peaceful, romantic, with a touch of adventure. I'm sure my favorite destination will change once we have children - Christine

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Gratitude and majesty. The heavens declare the Glory of God. - John

Cher
& Nick

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    be whatever you want it to be. We want to support you in whatever level of openness you are comfortable with. We know that looks differently for each adoption so look forward to defining that together - Cher

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall- best weather, football, apple picking, fall foliage, favorite colors, backyard firepits, family gatherings - Nick

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Ice cream- blue moon but also not picky - Nick

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Door County- wonderful memories growing up, small towns and communities to explore, lots of outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, and pie- love the pie. - Nick

Maeve
& Matt

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV because you can travel easily to all kinds of places and don't have to worry about sharks! - Matt

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Big Island, Hawaii - Matt

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    There are kids everywhere! We have the neighborhood kids come over and into our yard in both the summer for water games and winter for sledding. Also we have great schools! - Maeve

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    funny, adventurous, entrepreneurial, kind, and thoughtful. - Maeve

Andrea
& Jared

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    God’s beauty. It's all his creation and it is all amazing! - Jared

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Humble. We have faced so many struggles early on in our relationship. They taught us so much and about what is important. God got us through and he made us more humble and understanding ! - Andrea

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Religious. - Jared

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall! I love the colors! My birthday is in the fall, we were married in the fall, we love Halloween and creepy movies and ghost stories! Fall is definitely our month! - Andrea

Leigh
& Abraham

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    coffee. - Leigh

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Fun - Leigh

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    God is real, and we are very small. - Leigh

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    bikes, I love to ride. It gives me the freedom to move freely and experience the world with a fresh set of eyes ... and it's a ton of fun! - Abraham

Laura
& Eleizer

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are an amazing team and are true partners in life. We balance each other and have so much love for one another, and want to share that love with a child as they grow. - Laura

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza - Eleizer

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Emily Blunt - Laura

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs. Once Luna joined our lives, I can't imagine a day without her. - Eleizer

Hannah
& Jordan

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall because I love the beautiful leaves and everything pumpkin. Basic... I know LOL - Hannah

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    we have a lot of sidewalks to ride bikes on. We live on the edge of town so it’s very quiet here. - Hannah

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs.. Our son LOVES dogs. Once we complete our human family, we would love to rescue a dog. - Hannah

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall because I love watching football. - Jordan

Morgan
& Brian

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Happy and content. There is too much hardship in our world and I hope through this process we can provide stability in a difficult situation and allow our birth mom to thrive in the future. - Brian

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    Sail boat - the freedom of the seas inspires me. - Brian

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Thoughtful - we have known each other since we were two and have a great life long relationship. - Brian

  • Favorite season and why?

    Winter - I enjoy outdoor winter sports like skiing and snow shoeing, love to warm up by a hot fire and enjoy a comforting warm stew for dinner. - Brian

Sara
& David

  • What scares you?

    The state of the world right now, safety of my friends and family, the pandemic. - Sara

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    More spiritual- culturally there are things we like to follow. - Sara

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    Great neighbors, incredible schools and great restaurants, shopping, etc. It is very much a community. - Sara

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Coffee, my Kindle, my dog Murray and my family and friends. Oh, and tacos. How could anyone live without tacos? :) - Sara

Kiley
& Mike

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    to make people care more for one another and realize that small actions have huge impact. - Kiley

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I believe in a higher power and consider myself agnostic. While many of my family members are Taoist or Buddhist, I don’t identify with any particular religion. - Mike

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    I love boats and being on the water, but I would choose an RV so I can travel all over North America. We could drive to my parents in TN, family reunions in NC, and everywhere else we have family. - Kiley

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    "A straight shooter." She's already said this. Direct and straightforward. People always know where they stand with me and I believe if you respect people you're honest with them. - Kiley

Lauren
& Michael

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are just normal people and want to live a normal life. We can't promise it will be perfect, but we can promise a ton of love and happiness, plus a lot of fun! - Lauren

  • Dogs or cats?

    I am more of a dog person, but really like cats too! Any pet that will come snuggle with me really:) - Lauren

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How beautiful the stars are and I sometimes get lost staring into the night sky thinking about how someone thousands of miles away is looking at the same stars. - Lauren

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    Hm, honestly we don't argue much. I know a lot of people may say that but we truly don't! If we do I would say it is mainly about little things such as chores or what restaurant we want to eat at. - Lauren

Kalyn
& Matt

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It is quiet, safe, the neighbors all know each other and look out for one another. There are many other families with children. It is a great place to grow up and have a childhood! - Kalyn

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    At a place in life that she is happy with. We hope we are in contact and that she is involved in some capacity with our family life. - Matt

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica, We did the excursion trip and climbed the 600 foot waterfall that empties into the sea. It was breathtaking when we got to the top of the falls. - Matt

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it's incredibly family friendly and diverse, with parks to play and loved ones nearby. We're surrounded by countless culturally enriching opportunities, and so many avenues to connect with nature. - Matt

Melanie
& David

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it provides a safe place for kids to grow within a family-oriented neighborhood. Our town is on a beautiful lake with great schools, parks, patios and activities all year round. - David

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs - we have a pup named Pilot who loves to swim in the lake, go on runs or lay in the yard in the sun. I've always grown up with dogs, and I think they are an important part of the family. - David

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    confident in her choosing of us to parent her child and helping us to create a loving family. I hope we maintain a relationship, and she knows that she is always spoken highly of and prayed for. - Melanie

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    fun and adventure - I love to try new things and expand my comfort zone. Whether it's traveling somewhere exotic, exploring the outdoors, or finding new experiences, I am always up for the thrill! - David

Shileshia
& Erik

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    God, my family and peanut M&Ms. You can't have a Milligan household without peanut M&Ms. - Erik

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are loving, caring and very open hearted and open minded people. We love hard, work hard, and play hard. - Erik

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Fun. There are always games being played and there is always a ton of love and laughter. - Erik

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    It would probably be some kind of pasta. Who doesn't like spaghetti bolognese or fettucini alfredo! - Shileshia

Chelsea
& Brad

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer. I love being outside. Fishing, surfing, golfing, running, anything in the fresh air. I can't get enough of the longer days and soak in every second I can. - Brad

  • We are the best choice because…

    We grew up in and still live in the most wonderful town where kids ride their bikes to school, people don't lock their doors, neighbors are family, and the beach is home. - Chelsea

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Our front porch on a summer evening. It is our little oasis and it makes me feel so relaxed. It is a reminder of how much I love our home and our town and makes everything okay. - Brad

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Hi Dad! I know you are up there somewhere showing me the way! - Brad

Barret
& Seth

  • What scares you?

    racism, religious fundamentalism, white supremacy and hate. - Seth

  • Dogs or cats?

    I find this to be the cruelest question imaginable! How can a person choose!? - Seth

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I consider myself spiritual. Life is a mysterious, ineffable, wonderful thing, and a joy to experience and share with others. - Barret

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are unique. We are kind. We are fun! We are dedicated towards teaching a child self love, compassion, empathy and pride. We are dedicated to the practice of anti-racism. We are cool. We are warm. - Seth

Rebecca
& Dovid

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    dependable, caring and committed - Dovid

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    the beach..... nice and relaxing watching and listening to the waves - Rebecca

  • Dogs or cats?

    for sure dogs. They are mans best friend for a reason - Rebecca

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer, easier to get around and enjoy the outdoors - Dovid

Philippe
& Jaime

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs - Jaime

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Gregarious - Philippe

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV - Jaime

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer... Everything's better in the summer. - Philippe

Fernanda
& Lance

  • The most special thing I own is...

    A dress my grandma made just for me when I was 15. It still fits and I don’t ever wear because I don’t want it to get old. - Fernanda

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Our relationship will be even better. Having a child together is a dream we had for so long and our family will be complete; our relationship will be solidified as parents. - Fernanda

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall is my favorite season- the air is cooler and change is in the air. Football, chili and the potential for snow are also great. - Lance

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We do not have any kids, but our dogs Lola and Loki are thrilled to add get another human around here! - Fernanda

Rebecca
& Jay

  • Dogs or cats?

    Definitely dogs! - Jay

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Tight-knit. And silly. - Rebecca

  • The most special thing I own is...

    At the moment I’m really enjoying watching Eleanor play with the doll house my dad built for me as a child. - Rebecca

  • What scares you?

    Speed when doing active things - the older I get the more I worry about injuries. Trying to work on the fear though since our five year old already beats me down the mountain when we ski! - Rebecca

Emily P.
& Emily M.

  • We are the best choice because…

    We aren't perfect, but we have so much love to give. We are open minded and caring and we can't wait to support our child in creating whatever life they want. - Emily P.

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Goofy - we are constantly laughing and making jokes. - Emily P.

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs! We have two small dogs, Maser & Oscar, with big personalities. They are both so good with kids, and Maser can't wait to snuggle with the baby. - Emily P.

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We don't currently have any other kids, but our dream is to have two kids. - Emily M.

Kathleen

  • What scares you?

    Failure. I always want to do my very best and never quit. - Kathleen

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    No kids yet but I would love to have 2! or more if that's God's plan! - Kathleen

  • I would never...

    eat a bug on purpose. Sometimes it bothers me that I like crab and lobster because I am pretty sure they are the bugs of the sea but I try not to think about it. - Kathleen

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    LOVE. There are going to be so many challenges in parenting that I hope to always lead with love and support. I want my child to always know that they have someone cheering for them - Kathleen

Antonee
& Chasidy

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It is a newly growing neighborhood that has a great school district and may opportunities to participate in sports and academics for the children. - Chasidy

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are a very loving, motivating family that will provide your baby with the best love and opportunities we could possibly give. We have been blessed and have a lot to share with another child. - Antonee

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Nurturing. I am usually the mother hen in all of my circles and will go to bat to protect those I love. - Chasidy

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family. No matter what life may bring I always want us to be close and working through life together. - Chasidy

Stevianne
& Kendrick

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    popcorn. - Kendrick

  • We are the best choice because…

    we are 100% in love and committed to each other. I am a stay at home mom, your child will have 2 of the sweetest siblings, we make traveling a priority and value experiences over things. - Stevianne

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Definitely. I was raised in a Christian home and have always known deep down that God is real, and that I need Him. - Stevianne

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How insignificant my problems are compared to how great and vast creation is. - Kendrick

Ayano
& Ra

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Ra’s lap. He has this healing energy that relaxes you. I love putting my head on his lap, feeling his warmth, and just chill there. I feel safe, loved, and happy. - Ayano

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Currently, we do not have any kids. We plan on spoiling the hell out of this one (but not too much). - Ra

  • What scares you?

    Being suppressed and not be able to be myself. - Ayano

  • Favorite season and why?

    I'd have to say Spring. Tolerable temps, beautiful scenes, good winds for kiteboarding, and it's after all the snow and before all the hurricanes. - Ra

Andrew
& John

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    PIZZA! Growing up in New York, I got to try some of the best pizza in-the-world. My family is Italian and there was never a week that went by without a large pizza pie. Plus the toppings are endless! - John

  • Favorite season and why?

    Christmas is my favorite holiday, but summer will always be my favorite season! Nothing is better than a beach day with ice cream for the ride home. - John

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    ...home-cooked meals. I loooove cooking with inspiration from our travels, but nothing comes close to my mom's cooking. - Andrew

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    The beach! Any beach! Andrew and I have visited beaches all over the world with more to come. Can't wait to build sandcastles with our future little one(s). Our top 3: Brazil, Panama, and Thailand - John

Brandon
& Jacob

  • What scares you?

    That my loved ones get hurt - Jacob

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How many options a person has in life and should do what makes them feel most fulfilled. - Brandon

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV - Airstream! - Jacob

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Anywhere with my family - Jacob

Linda
& Jonathan

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Horses!! - Linda

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    They are so excited to be big brothers! They like to pretend that their toys are adopted and I think that is beautiful. They know that families come in all shapes and sizes. - Linda

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How big it is! It’s truly impressive - Jonathan

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    I cheated here and asked her LOL! here’s her answer “ Haha well off the top of my head id say ur caring, a great mom, and friend. Ur reliable... and a great listener haha” - Linda

Natalie
& Carl

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Mediterranean. Well balanced and delicious! But then I have to have chocolate too!!! :) - Natalie

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It’s family oriented, lots of parks and trails, walking distance to everything, great family neighbors, and a wonderful tight knit community. Great schools. Plus, it’s beautiful! - Natalie

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    We hardly ever argue. We often argue about who is more amazing! It’s true. We love each other so much! Never go to bed angry if we do have an argument. - Natalie

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Nurture, structure and balance and all with love. To teach right from wrong and good from bad in a loving way. Positive reinforcement. - Natalie

Kristen
& Steven

  • I hope you are...

    supported and loved. I pray for you. Your health- not just during your pregnancy but all days, confidence in yourself and your decision to choose adoption, and support- from your family & friends. - Kristen

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    everyone makes mistakes and it's OK to say no. Also, there is a time to be a parent and there is a time to be a friend. - Kristen

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Keanu Reeves. He's a good person on and off screen as well as making great movies. I also think I look a lot like him. - Steven

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    pretzels with cream cheese or mustard. I've learned it's a Philly thing. - Steven

Lynn
& Matthew

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    I do not argue - Matthew

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    My home - Lynn

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Italian - Lynn

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs - Matthew

Jesse
& Cara

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Healthy and Happy. - Jesse

  • What scares you?

    Horror Movies! - Jesse

  • The most special thing I own is...

    My Great Grandfather's pocket watch. - Jesse

  • I hope you are...

    Taking a day at a time. Loving yourself and your baby. Our door is open. We are here. - Cara

Stefanie
& Jason

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza! Good thing I married the "pizza man's daughter" I never had the chance to meet my father in law, he passed 6 years before I met Stefanie. I've learned he was one of a kind & he made a mean pie! - Jason

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Fun, silly, caring and thoughtful. Im always ready and willing to help when they need. I've been blessed with 3 amazing girlfriends since childhood. We've always been by each other's side. - Stefanie

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    peanut M&Ms! They're the best ;) All kidding aside, I can't live without my family. Ive been blessed to be one of the "fab 5!" My siblings are so incredibly special to me, love being with them always! - Stefanie

  • Favorite season and why?

    I enjoy summer the most because I get to be outdoors more. We can go bike riding, go to a ballgame, go fishing on our boat or barbecue in our backyard. - Jason

Seth
& Jill

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Reese Witherspoon! She's from TN and Ive heard her say that when she talks to her mom her southern accent comes back. This is totally me. - Jill

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How big God is and how we are one small speck in numerous galaxies. Its mind blowing. - Jill

  • What scares you?

    I have an irrational fear of geese. If they even come close I start running. I mean seriously, can't they peck you to death?? - Jill

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Dessert. Well, not really. Chocolate dessert, to be more specific. Life is hard. Sometimes ending the day with a treat is exactly what the doctor ordered (though I didn't actually ask a doctor). - Seth

Samantha
& David

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family, Jesus, tacos, mascara, and rock and roll. - Samantha

  • Favorite season and why?

    I love Spring - It's starting to get warm, everyone's mood starts to get better knowing that summer is right around the corner, the sun stays out longer, and we start going out to the beach again. - David

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Unique! We value each other's individual gifts and unique personalities, and we encourage each other to be the best version of ourselves every day. - Samantha

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    Sailboat! I have seen the world from a highway/road. I would want to see the world from the water - the views would be so much better. - David

Andrew
& Allie

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    I asked my girlfriends and they chose: passionate, selfless, loving, dependable, compassionate, thoughtful, a blessing on Earth (ok, they can be extra!). - Allie

  • I hope you are...

    Seeing that this is your journey, too. Whatever your decisions, we support and respect you. You are important to us. - Allie

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We do not have kids yet. We hope to raise two or three children through adoption. - Andrew

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs, hands down! We have a golden retriever and chocolate Lab at our house. - Allie

Laura
& Jason

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Yes, one son who is 9. He is very excited for a sibling and wants someone who he can share his memories with. - Laura

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    We will be loving parents to your child and share memorable events with you. - Laura

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We have a great neighborhood where we have friends to hang out with, a pond to fish, a swimming pool to swim and play, and 10 acres to move around and spread out. - Laura

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    In parenting, we believe the child needs to be provided with life skills so they can thrive later in life. - Laura

Katy
& Dan

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    The mess around the house. That and who is going to make the coffee. - Katy

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    my grandfather- he passed away eight years ago, and I always wish I had just a little more time. His death reminded me that it is so important to never ever leave things unsaid. Always say I love you. - Katy

  • We are the best choice because…

    We love BIG! We aren't perfect, and we don't promise to be, but everything we do is filled with really big love. We celebrate each other and we celebrate our accomplishments and our grief. - Katy

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family. And........ maybe coffee. I really love coffee. I got to sleep at night, excited for that first cup of coffee in the morning. Ha! - Katy

Kristina
& Mike

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Happy, healthy and 100% confident she selected us....and a part of our family if she so chooses. - Kristina

  • The most special thing I own is...

    The baby blanket my mother sewed when she was expecting me and the quilt off my father's bed before he passed away. I always feel so much love when I'm wrapped in them. - Kristina

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall, because I absolutely love seeing the changing of the leaves. I can never pass up an opportunity to rake them into a pile and roll around in them! - Kristina

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    Quiet streets, large lots and friendly neighbors. Children biking in our cul-de-sac in the summer and sledding down a local hill when it snows. The view of the lake is nice too. - Mike

Elizabeth
& Reza

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs for sure. - Reza

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Thriving and happy in a supportive and safe environment surrounded by loved ones. - Elizabeth

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Larry Bird ! I'm an avid Celtics fan. (Elizabeth says "that's basketball" for all you non sports folk - she's now a fan as well, though far less enthusiastic). - Reza

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Lead with grace and humility. Embrace the messiness and the humor. Play every day. Laugh a lot. Apologize when you mess up. Value them for the individual that they are. - Elizabeth

Breanna
& Mike

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Reliable, steady, funny, and sarcastic. - Mike

  • The most special thing I own is...

    My Grandfather's vintage jukebox. - Mike

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Thriving. I hope that she is able to grieve the placement of her child well and be at peace knowing how loved her baby is. I hope that she will be open to telling us what she needs in the process. - Breanna

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We have one daughter. She is thrilled to become a big sister. She will be the best role model. She can't wait to read to her little brother or sister. - Breanna

DAWN

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    God, prayer, family, church family, chocolate, memories, hearing airplanes fly over especially military from growing up with a father in the Air Force - DAWN

  • We are the best choice because…

    I can offer a loving and caring atmosphere for our child. I was adopted so I have an understanding of how it feels. - DAWN

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How many stars are in the sky and the wonder of those stars. - DAWN

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    I don't really argue. I guess when I do it is because I feel someone is overstepping their bounds with something that is important to me. - DAWN

Julie
& John

  • Favorite season and why?

    I love spring because all around us, things are being made new, growing, and showing their beauty. It’s a reminder that we can all be made new. - Julie

  • What scares you?

    I hope to show God’s love to everyone around me and I hope my imperfections don’t keep people from knowing a wonderful God who they were created to love, be loved by, trust and enjoy. - Julie

  • We are the best choice because…

    We have so much love to give your child. They’ll be a part of many adventures as we travel and explore the world around us. Our community is excited for us to welcome another child into our home. - Julie

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV ... there are so many places to travel to and explore and by taking your home with you! - Julie

Carla
& Clint

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    Both would be amazing, our family loves to travel and see new places. We love to visit every Diners Drive Ins and Dives as we possibly can. Trying new foods is one of our favorite things. - Carla

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    I would say sailboat, that way I could travel the whole world. - Clint

  • Favorite season and why?

    This is a hard choice, I love summer for the activities and fall for the festivities. Summer means family road trips and BBQs and Fall means Halloween and clam chowder or chili. - Clint

  • The most special thing I own is...

    A painting my grandmother painted. I'm a sentimental person. - Carla

Carmel
& Sergio

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    Poverty - Sergio

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV - I like to have my feet on the ground - Carmel

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Progressing in life with confidence - Sergio

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer - go to the beach - Sergio

Lindsay
& Jonathan

  • We are the best choice because…

    We want to provide a loving, stable, educational environment that is also filled with FUN and LOVE! - Jonathan

  • The most special thing I own is...

    memories of my family and childhood. - Jonathan

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Books and knowledge. - Jonathan

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs - Jonathan

Karla
& Chris

  • Favorite season and why?

    Growing up in Canada, my favorite season was fall because it was crisp and relaxed. It was after the activity of summer and before the dormancy of snow and winter. - Chris

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    I have enjoyed visiting Europe, Canada, and Mexico, and I hope to see more of the world, but one of my favorite places is Hawaii. - Karla

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I was raised Christian and I love family and traditions. However, I like a more broad definition of a higher power and universal love. - Karla

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    I love our neighborhood because there are great schools within walking distance, and there are a lot of kids playing in the community greenbelt behind our block. It is also very friendly and safe. - Karla

Victory
& Daniel

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    Usually a miscommunication that we can resolve through an open and honest dialog. - Daniel

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    (besides California!) Italy. It's such a romantic and passionate culture and so much incredible art and food. - Victory

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs, because I love having someone to howl at firetrucks with. - Daniel

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it's family friendly and diverse, with parks to play and loved ones nearby. We're surrounded by countless culturally enriching opportunities, and so many avenues to connect with nature. - Victory

Michele
& Roberto

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza, plain cheese slice, just out of the oven with a crunchy bottom. - Michele

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Since my son could express curiosity he would ask about having siblings. He would imagine what kind of older brother he would be. It's inspiring to see his excitement about being a role model - Roberto

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We live in a small family friendly neighborhood on Long Island only about 30 minutes from NYC. We chose to live here because of it's diversity and closeness to the city. - Michele

  • Dogs or cats?

    I actually like both. But unfortunately I'm allergic to cats. This summer we welcomed Luna to our family. She is a Shorkie-Poo and we love her! She is so playful and loving! - Michele

Amy
& Brendon

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It’s close to almost everything we love! We are close to friends and church and live in a beautiful little city. - Amy

  • What scares you?

    The unknown. - Amy

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    At the beach. I grew up in Florida and miss the breathtaking beaches. - Amy

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer... because the beach, and the pool, and the lake! - Amy

Eduardo
& Tanya

  • What scares you?

    The thought of a birth mom never choosing us, I would then feel helpless and scared that we would never be able to have another girl. - Tanya

  • I hope you are...

    Fun, loving, but most of all honest. We're looking for a long term relationship and hope you are too. - Eduardo

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Learn from your mistakes, don't regret things or ever feel pity about yourself. Always grow and learn from accidents and try your best, never every give up. - Tanya

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We got plenty of nature where the kids can roam, pick fruits and just be kids. We are nice and secluded, away from traffic and pedestrians alike. - Eduardo

Shasta
& Robert

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We live on a farm and get to raise different animals and experience different things. The kids will get to spend time outside playing; using their imaginations and loving the farm animals. - Shasta

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Confident in the choice she made and still very much a part of our family dynamic. - Shasta

  • I would never...

    Jump out of a perfectly good airplane. - Shasta

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    Outgoing, funny, the class clown for sure! But also loyal, honest, and full of integrity. - Robert

Liz
& Jarrett

  • Dogs or cats?

    Cats. We have two sibling tuxedo kittens who keep us on our toes. We named them after our favorite comedians, Trevor Noah and Tig Notaro. (At the time we didn't realize they had the same initials!) - Jarrett

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    we live in a village right outside the city, with a small-town vibe. We love taking walks and bike rides on the trails nearby. There are lots of young families and great schools in our area. - Jarrett

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Two things: midnight blue is my favorite color; and I love how stars keep appearing the longer you look for them! - Liz

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Always give them choices. - Jarrett

Samantha
& Katherine

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    There is so much to do! We live in the lake region of the Poconos. ( Northeast PA) in a private community with so many family friendly activities - Samantha

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are a loving and committed couple. Kate and I have been through a lot together, and every life experience has brought us closer. We know it is our dream to raise a family together - Samantha

  • Favorite season and why?

    Spring/Summer. I love warmer weather and being around the water. - Samantha

  • What scares you?

    Spiders. - Katherine

Andrew
& Darcie

  • Favorite season and why?

    Winter because I love to ski! - Andrew

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    doing well and happy knowing their child is in a loving, caring home. - Andrew

  • We are the best choice because…

    we will surround your child with humor, adventure, consistency, and unconditional love. - Darcie

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Funny! - Darcie

Kimberly
& Stephen

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Hawaii - Kimberly

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    As much as I love boats, I would have to say RV- the sailboat will only show you the sea and the coast. The RV will show you the world, where the people are! - Kimberly

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    I would live on a sailboat so I would be able to see the entire world and not limit myself to just our country. - Stephen

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Caring - Stephen

Haley
& Gunnar

  • What scares you?

    Not being enough for my family or not being able to provide for them. - Gunnar

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall, it has football season, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and my birthday. - Gunnar

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My late grandpa, I would love to sit down and talk with him about life & show him the man I am today - Gunnar

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My mother. I lost her at a young age, I would love to ask for advice, laugh, & hug one more time. - Haley

Amy
& Jason

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Yes. My faith is a big part of who I am and how I perceive the world. It influences the decisions I make everyday. - Jason

  • What scares you?

    Spiders! - Amy

  • Dogs or cats?

    Cats. We just adopted a sweet kitty named Fiona. She can't walk very well but is very sweet! - Amy

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    Teaching is more important than discipline. Use situations to help them see their impact on the world. - Amy

McKell
& Nathan

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    In five years we want our relationship to be even stronger than it is now. We feel it is important to maintain that connection for the development of the child. - Nathan

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Shooting stars. I love wishes and love it even more when they come true. - Nathan

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We live at the top of a cul-de-sac with lots of little friends as neighbors. Kid are always out playing night games or soccer. We have a beautiful backyard with a sandbox, play-set, and garden. - McKell

  • Dogs or cats?

    DOGS. We haven't made the plunge yet, but someday we'll have a dog of our own. - McKell

Julie
& Anthony

  • What scares you?

    Nothing. If you don't think about something too long it loses it's power to scare you. - Anthony

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Pleased with her decision to place baby with us and enjoying the relationship we've fostered with each other. - Julie

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My wife and Basketball. My wife for obvious reasons. She is truly my north star. I've played Bball since I was a child, I use it relief stress and have fun. I hope to teach my kids the game some day. - Anthony

  • What scares you?

    The dark. I hate it! I get over it and run through a dark room to a light switch, but gosh, I'm always worried in darkness. - Julie

Megan
& Chris

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    thriving emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. I hope she is in a positive place in life and connected to a community who is supporting and loving her well. - Megan

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    coffee, all day every day, which sometimes includes multiple stops at McDonald's. - Chris

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Yes, I'm very religious and spiritual, I am a pastor after all. In all honesty though, not all pastors are religious or spiritual, but I am. - Chris

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Committed. Chris and I are committed in our marriage, we are committed to loving and raising our children well, and we are committed to Christ and pursuing a life of loving God and loving others well. - Megan

Kyle
& Scott

  • Favorite season and why?

    Autumn. I love the cool (but not yet cold) weather, and the crunchy colorful leaves. - Scott

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it is very diverse and accepting. It is a very family friendly neighborhood and the neighbor kids are always so excited to play with our son. - Kyle

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Yes. Our son Quinton is very social. He loves to be around other children and is very caring around babies. We are sure he will make a great big brother! - Kyle

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza. There are so many variations that it would take quite a while to run out of types to try. - Scott

Ian
& Katie Robertson

  • Favorite season and why?

    I love love love the Summer. Being warm is the best and I love to be around water, go outside, the celebrations are fun during the summer. Family BBQ's and activities and games as well! - Ian

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Supportive - Ian

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    When we argue it is usually about some of our differences in goals and how we go about reaching them. Its usually resolved by good communication and understanding of the others perspective. - Katie Robertson

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    The stars and moon remind me of a wonderful Heavenly Father who created all the beauty on this earth and in the sky above for our enjoyment and happiness. - Katie Robertson

Andriah

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Happy, healthy and know she is loved. She will have all the support she needs. She will know the unbreakable bond we share. - Andriah

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Be whatever you choose. Your child will know the love you have for them every single day. You will be a part of their lives and watch them grow. - Andriah

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I would say I am both. I grew up going to church. As I got older I became more spiritual and learned to meditate and I incorporate this with my belief in God. - Andriah

  • Dogs or cats?

    I love dogs!! They give unconditional love and wonderful cuddles. - Andriah

Rebekah
& Brian

  • Dogs or cats?

    Easy - dogs all the way. I've had dogs most of my life and anticipate that remaining true because dogs are awesome! - Brian

  • What scares you?

    Spiders. Black widows to be specific. Also heights, which is new. And sometimes I think about the crevasse in the glacier we visited in Alaska and that makes my palms sweat, too! - Rebekah

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    Usually it's about a misunderstanding. Or missed expectations. - Rebekah

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Luke Wilson. On more than one occasion I've been asked for his autograph. And in their defense, when Legally Blonde came out, I did look a lot like him - if you squinted. - Brian

Nina
& Galen

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza. It is a perfect food, and it can be very versatile, since you can put pretty much any toppings you want on it! - Galen

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    hopefully be continuing to evolve. We're building a lifelong relationship, and , like any relationship, it will grow, change, wax, and wane over the years. We want to honor your desires here. - Nina

  • I hope you are...

    Smart, and musical, and curious about the world. And I hope that those things are high on your list of what you're looking for in an adoptive family. - Galen

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it's full of young families, parks, and community spirit, but also allows for access to the NYC's rich cultural resources, such as the great museums, concert halls, and architecture. - Nina

Katie
& Shaun

  • When you argue, what’s it about?

    Most of our arguments are just misunderstandings/miscommunication, and that doesn't happen often. When it does, we're quick to make amends. - Katie

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We both grew up in religious homes and love the influence it has in our lives. We teach our kids to have a relationship with God. - Katie

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    Living on acreage in the country helps people slow down and enjoy life's simple pleasures and have fun. We have great friends of ours next door and cousins down the street. Kids have freedom here. - Katie

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Close. We value relationships and teach our kids that each member of our family is important and wanted. - Katie

Ines

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    I don't have kids of my own, but I do have a nephew and 3 nieces. They are excited to have their 1st cousin in their father's side of the family. - Ines

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Spiritual - there is an essence of a lifeforce in our lives and that we all have a purpose in this Universe. - Ines

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It's safe, quite, centrally located and diverse. The Elementary school is around the corner, the neighborhood is filled with kids of all ages and I have a great relationship with my neighbors. - Ines

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    happy, healthy and content knowing she made the right decision. She will know her child is in great hands and will be a welcome member of my family. - Ines

Denise
& Victor

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My husband, Victor. - Denise

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My wife, Denise. - Victor

  • We are the best choice because…

    We have a lot of love to give another baby. We will share all that we have with another child and support her in whatever her goals may be. - Victor

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    I love watching the changing moon. - Denise

Mirela
& Alen

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My grandpa, my dad's father. He is my guardian angel and I know he is watching over me from heaven. We used to have long talks about anything and he always listened and supported my decisions. - Mirela

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer, camping, swimming, beautiful weather and can be outdoors - Alen

  • What scares you?

    Heights even though I went ski diving and absolutely loved it. - Mirela

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family, we love to get together especially on holidays, watch movies, play cards and enjoy the outdoors. - Mirela

Chris
& Lacy

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Love. The love of my family. The love of my dear friends. The love of God. - Lacy

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    That people talk to each other calmly. Too many people yell and get yelled at, keeping everyone from listening. - Chris

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs. I grew up with dogs in the house and love their expressions and playfulness. I loved my Springer Spaniel's cuddles in the recliner growing up. - Chris

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    Its safe and the schools are great! We regularly hear kids playing hockey in the cul de sac and we easily get at least 50 adorable trick or treaters every year! - Lacy

Megan
& Kristian

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    An RV! We love to visit National Parks and this would be the perfect way to explore all over the United States! - Megan

  • Favorite season and why?

    My favorite season is fall because I love campfires, changing leaves, and colder temperatures. - Kristian

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    continue to be our greatest blessing. - Megan

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    everything is within walking distance~town, the park, restaurants, even our Church. - Megan

Brittany
& Adam

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    all of the families are very involved in school and sports activities. Our community is also very diverse. - Brittany

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I have a personal relationship with my savior Jesus Christ. He is my HOPE! - Brittany

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Entertaining - Brittany

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We have 5 kids. Each one of them is super excited for a new sibling! - Brittany

Amy
& Tim

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Loving. That describes us, our extended family and the way we relate, our friendships, and it's a basis for how we interact with people. At least I hope it is and I intend it to be. - Tim

  • Dogs or cats?

    Cats. But I love our dog, Leila, and most any other animal. But cats are just cool. - Tim

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Rice and curry, or burritos, or sandwiches, or pasta, or soup...any of those would do just fine. I'm sure I've missed a few, I really enjoy food! - Tim

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My wife! I honestly can't think of anyone else I'd rather spend time with. And she's certainly famous to me! What can I say, I'm a very blessed man. - Tim

Dan
& Joel

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    Yes, she is excited about the opportunity to be a big sister. - Joel

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    There is so much that we have not seen or explored. - Joel

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    Find a way for people to look at how they are more similar, than different. - Joel

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Right now it would be my mother. She is back in Italy and because of pandemic she hasn’t been able to visit us in the past year. I miss her cooking! - Dan

Hugo
& Pam

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We are centrally located in New York City - close to parks and playgrounds, the top schools and many restaurants and cafes to explore. We also live very close to my family. - Hugo

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    Soccer and my wife. I am Argentinian and am passionate about the sport. When I am not playing, I am watching all leagues. A day won't pass without telling my wife I love her. She is my rock. - Hugo

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I am a devout Roman Catholic. I find a lot of meaning and fulfillment in my life knowing that I live according to strong Catholic values. My wife and I put God at the center of our marriage. - Hugo

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How humbled I am knowing how small my footprint is in the grand scheme of things. This gives me perspective and reminds me that all of this order is attributed to God a being so much larger than me. - Pam

Tarah
& John

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs. Nothing against cats we have an outdoor one, but I’ve always loved dogs. We have 2 rescue dogs. Eloise and Sadie! They love kids Sadie even sleeps with Aria at night! - Tarah

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    The beach! I love getting to go and relax! Aria loves building sandcastles so that’s something we keep working on every time we go! - John

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    More spiritual than religious. While we don’t regularly attend church, we do pray and read the Bible to Aria. - Tarah

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Italy. Not just one place there. I love so much of this country. We went in 2010 and we’ve been talking about bringing Aria and our future baby back! - Tarah

Alissa
& Alex

  • We are the best choice because…

    That's up to you to decide, but know that if you choose us, we're all in. We are committed to spending the rest of our lives learning and loving a child (and you!) - Alissa

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Infinity! - Alissa

  • What scares you?

    I am 1,000% terrified of heights. - Alex

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it's a charming residential area that is close to a big urban center. We are conveniently located near many cultural attractions, family, and friends! - Alissa

Lynsey
& Tracie Sims

  • What scares you?

    To not achieve my goals I have set up for myself. - Tracie Sims

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    We would definately pick an RV, we are actually hoping to buy one someday! We would love to take the kids on trips to discover new places they may not have experienced before. - Lynsey

  • Dogs or cats?

    We don't own any pets, but we are dog people. - Lynsey

  • What scares you?

    Feeling as though you just don't have enough years on earth to achieve all that you really want to in life. - Lynsey

Leigh Ann
& Robert

  • We are the best choice because…

    We have so much love to give a child and we love being parents so much. We laugh a lot and are always there for our children no matter what. We can provide a loving, stable and supportive home. - Leigh Ann

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Home and spending time in the mountains, whether it’s hiking or skiing. - Robert

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Religious - Robert

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Become a wonderful friendship that is like family. We will always be there for you and your child. - Robert

April

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer is my favorite season because I have that time off work to make memories & spend time w/ others. Being a teacher, I have the opportunity to be with my child whenever they aren't in school. - April

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    I live in a town of about 15,000. It's has a small town feel with opportunities. My neighborhood is safe and friendly. It has a small walking trail that runs along a little creek & play equipment. - April

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    I believe in grace & second chances. Everyone has a story & everyone deserves to be loved rather than judged. I hope that you will feel that as you watch your child grow. - April

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I consider myself to be devoted to God. I have a personal relationship with him & live my life the best I can to make him proud without being odd or isolating my future child from a normal childhood. - April

Ewerton
& Miriam

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV, on land, but spending lots of time by and in the ocean. - Miriam

  • What scares you?

    Extremism. - Ewerton

  • Dogs or cats?

    Mostly dogs. - Ewerton

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We do not have kids. - Ewerton

Erin
& Ricardo

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    coffee. (Also my family, friends, and pups, of course.) But, also, coffee... - Erin

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    to be as curious about my child as they are about the world, and to foster their sense of wonder. To guide and protect them, but also build up and encourage them to take risks! - Ricardo

  • What scares you?

    becoming unlovable. Also, climate change. - Erin

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Living the life that she wants to live. - Ricardo

Dayna
& Percy

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    THe first thing to come to my mind is Wow!! God is Amazing! I find beauty in the small things and a clear crisp night sky is amazing - Dayna

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    A RV. I don't want to live on the water. I can drive my RV to the water when I want to be on the water. - Percy

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    We are in a very diverse neighborhood. The schools are really good and we can walk to 3 parks and play on the Beltline. There are many intown programs and activities for children. - Dayna

  • The most special thing I own is...

    My PEACE!!! I pride myself on keeping a peaceful home and peaceful relationships. I love good energy. - Dayna

Laura
& Phillip

  • Dogs or cats?

    I LOVE DOGS. I’ll cuddle with any little animal that wants to, don’t get me wrong. But, my dogs are my very favorite - they’re the sweetest girls. - Laura

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    The beauty, I can get lost just staring off and watching the stars shine and flicker. Where we live has a lot less light pollution so we get a pretty good show! - Laura

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Hilarious - Laura

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Connected - Phillip

Tiffany
& Mitch

  • Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

    We currently have no other children, just a dog named Hadley. We do know that Hadley would love a sibling, and be the best protector and friend. - Tiffany

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Disneyland is second place. Our home is first. We have worked hard to have a peaceful, happy home. We have a fun yard, music room, theater, and fire pit. Our home is a haven. - Mitch

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    We want to be able to have a strong relationship with you. We want to be texting you pictures, sending videos, and have you be involved in our life. - Tiffany

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Pizza. Anytime a new pizza place opens we go and try it. We probably eat pizza at least once a week. - Mitch

Katherine
& Steven

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    As practicing Catholics, our faith is at the center of our life! We are very involved with our church -- I taught Kindergarten Sunday School for years, and now lead women's Bible study! - Katherine

  • Favorite season and why?

    Definitely the Fall -- perfect temperatures, leaves changing colors and, most importantly, football! - Steven

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It's a really safe area, and there are lots of young families, nearby parks and we can walk to the pool. - Steven

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Charcuterie! I love, love, love a good cheese board! - Katherine

Mandy
& Adam

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    In a good place in her life - Adam

  • My philosophy on parenting is...

    To be supportive and guide my daughter through prayer and decision- making so that she can live out her life for the purpose God made her for! - Mandy

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family, faith and friends! Also, Holden Beach trips and Pure Barre classes. - Mandy

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It is kid-friendly and super convenient to schools, shops etc! We love our neighborhood. In fact we loved it so much we moved down the street a year ago to have more space! - Mandy

Jennee
& Keith

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    denzel washington - Keith

  • What scares you?

    Not being able to pass on the things i have learned in the life - Keith

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Martin Luther King - Keith

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall. the cool weather. leaves changing . The vibrate and beautiful colors that is brings to the landscape - Keith

Michael
& Carlos

  • Favorite season and why?

    Summer, it reminds me of our family trips in my dad's old station wagon, crammed with all 7 of my brothers and sisters going to the beach, small towns and visiting many beautiful places in Venezuela - Carlos

  • We are the best choice because…

    We are a great combination of fun & focus, silly & serious and playful & disciplined. Our wish is to create a life of fun and fulfilling memories for a child that sets them up for great success. - Carlos

  • Favorite season and why?

    I love the Fall. When I was 14 years old, my first job was working in an apple orchard on a farm. I used to grab a book and a bunch of apples and take my lunch break under an apple tree. - Michael

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Maya Angelou. I love her poetry and her writing. I think a dinner with her would be a tremendous learning opportunity and she seems like a lot of fun! - Michael

Meredith
& David

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I consider myself faithful. Religion helps build important values and guidance for life. It also provides a great community of support but remains a very personal thing. - David

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    How incredible and endless the stars are (and how anyone in the world can see the same night sky). - David

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    An RV. That way we could travel anywhere with roads including to the ocean or a river but also up in to the mountains for great adventures. - David

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    Our neighborhood is very diverse, with families of every ethnicity and background. We have excellent schools, walking trails, a pool, and a big playground. Lots of kids on our cul-de-sac too! - Meredith

Rose
& Dennis

  • We are the best choice because…

    I love that you’re Trying to connect personality - Rose

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Outspoken and loving, but a few are more quiet until they get to know you, but we’re also very competitive in games etc. - Rose

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Is to see how many stars I can spot - Dennis

  • Favorite season and why?

    Spring, it’s a promise of new beginnings, and love when flowers begin to bud, and that’s the time we also plant our garden to supply our family. - Rose

Wendy
& Mindy

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    it is close to a lot of different types of activities, but it is also a small neighborhood with people who are friendly and look out for each other. - Wendy

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    My childhood. As a kid my grandparents and my sisters and I would always look up at the stars at night and make wishes. Stars are my favorite, they make me feel connected! - Mindy

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    LOVING!! - Mindy

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I consider myself to be spiritual, I pray, I meditate, I believe in a higher power and I put trust in the fact that I have people watching over me from above. - Mindy

Tracy
& Teresa

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Our son we lost in a car wreck in 1999 or Jesus - Tracy

  • Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

    My family, God, hmmmm cookie dough, hot baths! Dr. Pepper, bisquits and gravy. Tracy's cooking, kids laughter. - Teresa

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Weird Al lol, people say I look like him. - Tracy

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    It's an overgrown family. It's very small town, however very accepting., very safe. (Think Mayberry) Everyone knows everyone and are very protect of eachothers children. - Tracy

Ari
& Anna

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Tough choice! Spanakopita (Greek spinach and feta pastry) is what I always asked my mom to make for my birthday...I might choose that! - Ari

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Yes, I've studied Buddhism for a long time, and I do short meditations as often as I can manage it—it really helps me to be patient in challenging moments. - Ari

  • Favorite season and why?

    Autumn! I LOVE the changing of the leaves, how crisp the air gets, the angle of the sun when it turns everything gold... - Ari

  • Favorite season and why?

    Winter, because I love Nordic skate skiing so much! We have to drive a bit to get to the snow from here, but it's worth it! - Anna

Christina
& Gerard

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    at a level of your comfort. We believe it is important our child has a connection with the most important person in their life- you. - Gerard

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV- I get seasick. Growing up on weekends my dad, uncles and cousins would go upstate and we would stay in a mobile home, so it was similar to the RV life (just not moving)! - Gerard

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    A little bit of both. I believe God has a plan for everyone, and everything does happen for a reason. - Christina

  • The most special thing I own is...

    A sentimental sign a family friend gave me when we started our adoption journey to hang in the nursery that I look at every day <3 - Christina

Ingrid

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    My grandma Rose who passed when I was only two years old. She fed poor children during WW II. She made me a chair while she was blind that I now have in the nursery ready to pass down to my child. - Ingrid

  • I hope you are...

    open to receiving a warm welcome into my family and my heart. - Ingrid

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    A fiercely brave, loyal and deeply caring person who has worked hard and overcome many challenges. She has a thirst for life and is excited to share this excitement with her child. - Ingrid

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    It would be a sailboat as I love the feel of being carried by the water and soothed by the sound of the waves as I sleep. - Ingrid

Brian
& Sarah

  • Favorite season and why?

    Living in Utah, my favorite season is winter. I grew up in northern Ohio where the snow is heavy and wet. But in Utah the climate is so dry the snow is powdery and it literally sparkles. Beautiful! - Brian

  • The most special thing I own is...

    One of my most cherished items is a set of antique bowls from my mom. I have childhood memories sitting at the kitchen table with my family and eating chili out of those bowls. - Sarah

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    ...to eliminate hate and increase respect, compassion, and love. - Sarah

  • Dogs or cats?

    Dogs! We have two sweet fur balls. I also love cats, but I'm allergic to them so we don't have any in the house. - Sarah

Amanda
& Kevin

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    happy - Kevin

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Supportive - Amanda

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    Exploration! - Amanda

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Alive. Why would I want to have dinner with a dead body? - Kevin

Liza

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    RV. Traveling the land gives you the opportunity to meet interesting people and experience where they live. I may also need a boat to visit other continents :). - Liza

  • I would never...

    eat mayo. It's gross, haha. - Liza

  • Favorite season and why?

    Fall brings cozy sweaters, hot soups, and the beginning of the holiday season. That means lots of happy celebrations and meals with the people I love. - Liza

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    there are many young families, wonderful schools, beautiful parks, and it is close to my large extended family. There are also other adoptive families nearby which I love. - Liza

Crissy
& Brian

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    spiritual - Crissy

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Loving - Brian

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Abraham Lincoln - Brian

  • If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    I couldn't choose. I love variety in food and in life. - Crissy

Kelcie Grace
& Max

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    Kristen Bell - Kelcie Grace

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    a good person. - Max

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    an active part of our lives and living her best life. - Kelcie Grace

  • My best friend would describe me as......

    silly, smart, and determined to make the world a better place. - Kelcie Grace

Marguerite

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Accepting and loving! - Marguerite

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    I dont have one. I would not want a movie about me. I feel our story is unique but ours not the worlds! - Marguerite

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    Spiritual. I believe in higher beings and things happen for a reason. But I will never force my beliefs on others nor want their forced in me. - Marguerite

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    where she wants to be no matter what that is. Each person has goals or wants in their life and that is what we should support. - Marguerite

Sasha
& Michael

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Be what your hoping it to be, We will always be reachable by a simple phone call, text or email! However the mama feels best in terms of communication. - Michael

  • If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

    Paul Walker, what a great actor he was but overall great human being and child activist. His charities have empowered so many people, would love to learn more about his legacy with helping children. - Sasha

  • Dogs or cats?

    I personally love both, I’ve grown up with both! Mike with dogs. I do prefer the cute cuddly gentle type of dog breeds the best though. 🐶 - Sasha

  • If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

    Sailboat! Ironically we have a small yacht and we go boating all the time, it’s a lot of fun to explore the lakes and go swimming in the shallow soft sandy lake. The kids love it! - Sasha

Mrs Natoshia
& Matthew

  • Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

    I consider myself both. I'm spiritual through my religion. I am a Christian, but it's more than just a label. Spiritual is how I am with my faith. - Mrs Natoshia

  • If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

    I would choose Amy Phoeler. She's my celebrity look alike. I find her funny as well. - Mrs Natoshia

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Crazy. Our family is adventurous, energetic, loving, and silly. We are very close to our extended family, including my grandparents, great aunts, etc.. We have family dinners, and celebrate holidays. - Mrs Natoshia

  • Favorite season and why?

    I enjoy fall the most because of the weather, the changing colors of the leaves on trees, and it's football season. - Matthew

James
& Myriam

  • Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

    Healthy, Happy, and thankful she chose us to parent her child. - Myriam

  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

    It's a vast Universe we live in and I love to sing the Disney song "Somewhere Out There". - Myriam

  • My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

    There are parks, schools, libraries and lots of open green spaces close to the water, with lots of other good families around. - Myriam

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Be warm and respectful. We will work every day to be great parents, and share with you so you know things are going well. - James

Casey
& Howard

  • What is the best word to describe your family?

    Gregarious. My family loves to laugh and have spirited debate. We tell each other everything and are always honest with each other. We're accepting and open. It's easy to fit right in. - Casey

  • In five years, our relationship with you will...

    Be a healthy, supportive, communicative one. I want our child's birth mother to be a positive figure in their life. The more people in this child's life who love him/her, the better. - Howard

  • My favorite place in the World is...

    Paris, France. I grew up in Montreal, so I speak fluent French and Paris has always had a special place in my heart. It's so romantic, the food is so good, there is so much history. I just love it. - Casey

  • If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

    For people to be more empathetic of each other's living conditions, backgrounds, circumstances. I wish we could all realize that we're on the same team. That everyone deserves a good life. - Howard

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