Cher & Nick

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Cher

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Age 36
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession High School Teacher

Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Political Affiliation Very Liberal

Nick

Caregiver

Age 35
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Middle School Teacher

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Family trip to the zoo

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Our dogs: Thor (black mastiff lab) and Dixon (tan pitbull)

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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

Cher and Nick at junior prom- high school sweethearts!

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Cher and Nick date night

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

Our daughter, Penny, is very excited about becoming a big sister, she asks all the time when her sibling will come. She was adopted and loves that she will share that experience with the new baby.

Cher

Penny and Cher on a train ride at a local farm

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

laidback, loyal, and helpful. I get along with most people and am happy to hang out, do whatever. Once you are in my circle, I will help whenever and however I can. Friends become family.

Nick

I hope you are...

feeling supported as you make decisions for yourself and your child. Adoption can be so complicated but is built out of love. I see it as everyone comes together to love this child and each other.

Cher

Cher and Nick at a Blackhawks game

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Nick and Penny being silly

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

it is filled with kids running around and diverse families looking out for one another. There are nearby parks, schools, and walking trails. Its safe and friendly and has been a wonderful community

Cher

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

Peace. I always seek out the moon. It has a grounding and sometimes energizing affect on me. There is a wonder to a sky filled with stars that sparks the imagination.

Cher

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

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

Nachos. I judge a restaurant by their nachos. The perfect nacho is well balanced on chip/meat/cheese/topping ratio. Best done in well defined layers. Will drive hours for a good plate of nachos.

Cher

My philosophy on parenting is...

to be supportive and provide direction. But also provide space and let the child learn to be who they are. I am a firm believer in not putting unrealistic expectations on them.

Nick

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Spiritual. I was raised Christian and we celebrate the holidays. Yet over time, I created my own spiritual practice to self reflect, grow, stay connected and grounded. Its personal and empowering.

Cher

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

Sailboat because you can travel the world. RV means you are landlocked and limits your options of where you can go. Also I love the water. Its calming and provides so many activities that I love.

Nick

Favorite season and why?

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

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

Dogs or cats?

Dogs. They are always happy to see me.

Nick

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