Natalie & Carl

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Natalie

Caregiver

Age 51
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Bachelor’s Degree

Profession Marketing and PR

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Carl

Neighbor

Age 53
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Finance

Zodiac Sign Gemini

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Family bike ride along the coast

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Christmas at home 2020!

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I hope you are...

At peace once you know more about us and willing to place your faith in us and our family.

Carl

The sunset really was much more beautiful in real life!

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July Fourth - waiting for the fireworks

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When you argue, what’s it about?

We really don’t argue much at all. I try to just say “yes, dear!” Haha!

Carl

With our high school mascot... but there is only one knight in shining armor for me... it’s Carl!

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I would never...

Miss a goodnight hug and kiss to tuck in my kids.

Natalie

Dogs or cats?

Dogs... they have more personality and are more interactive.

Carl

Christmas Hikers 2020! Can’t wait to take more little ones along!

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Romantic evening at friends’ wedding.

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Not the best pumpkin carvers!

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

Mark Twain - he had some great quotes and funny ones like “politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.”

Carl

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

Sophia says she can’t wait! She is my daughter through marriage and we are super close. She talks about a sibling or two all the time. She says she wants both a brother and a sister!

Natalie

My philosophy on parenting is...

Nurture, structure, balance... all with love and care.

Carl

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

Harrison Ford... people often say I look like him only younger.

Carl

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

Stable, dependable, loyal, friendly, even tempered... hardworking and athletic.

Carl

The most special thing I own is...

Sandy... our dog. She is the sweetest and most affectionate and loving. She is definitely in tune with emotions and reacts to how we are feeling. She brings so much laughter and love to our lives.

Natalie

Dogs or cats?

Dogs... Sandy is our special furry baby! They are the bestest. I love cats too... but, dogs more. I’m an animal lover.

Natalie

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

No more hunger. I hate to see anyone hungry and especially children. Breaks my heart.

Natalie

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

Sandra Bullock... I share her humor. I also used to take scene study classes and I always nailed the scenes I did from her movies. She can be fun and silly or sophisticated and classy. Love her!

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

My favorite place in the World is...

Our little corner of the world... Home... that’s why we take so much time to make it so comfy and wonderful. Home is definitely where my heart is.

Natalie

What is the best word to describe your family?

Just one? Hmmm... too hard. We are happy and loving and super close.

Carl

We are the best choice because…

We have so much more love to give! We love being parents, we have so much love to give and we are dedicated to family. We are patient and have more wisdom and experience.

Natalie

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

RV to drive all over this beautiful country and show my kids every state.

Carl

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

Pasta and chocolate!

Carl

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

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Spiritual

Carl

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

... doing really well and happy to see how well her baby or babies are doing with us. And, finds some comfort in that.

Natalie

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

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

My family. I love and adore them so much. Without them, I would be lost.

Carl

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

My family. We have such a close family and love spending time together whether it’s cooking and baking, going for a hike or bike ride, or trying out a new restaurant.

Natalie

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

To be doing well and happy to see how well her kids are doing.

Carl

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

Artistic, creative and outgoing. Very reliable and dependable. Full of good sense, fun and a great stepmom to Sophia.

Natalie

My favorite place in the World is...

With my wife and Sophia... and, hoping with more kids too!

Carl

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

What is the best word to describe your family?

Happy, loving and fun. Ok, that’s three! We are super close and tight knit. We love our family hikes and movie nights and game nights! We’re super fun!

Natalie

Favorite season and why?

Winter ... I love Christmas and the holiday cheer! And all the wonderful cooking and baking for family that I get to do! Plus, gathering with family around the fireplace is just so cozy and comfy.

Natalie

I hope you are...

Someone who finds a connection with what we offer and can appreciate the love, nurture and stability that we have to offer your baby/babies.

Natalie

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

... be a close one, we hope. We hope you will be so happy to see how well your child is doing in our home, if we have an open adoption. If you choose a closed one, we would honor that too.

Natalie

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

A starry sky full of possibilities. It represents hope and adventure to me.

Natalie

I would never...

Take my family for granted. They mean the world to me. .

Carl

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Spiritual. I take from any religion what works for me.

Natalie

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

Tight knit community, great schools, walking distance to everything. Lots of parks and trails. Great neighbors with lots of young families.

Carl

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

That there would be peace on Earth.

Carl

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

Positive and growing. We hope to support your journey as much as we can by showing you our love for your baby and raising him or her to be a wonderful person.

Carl

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

I would flip flop between the two. LoL! I love road trips but also love the water!!

Natalie

The most special thing I own is...

I would agree with Natalie... our dog Sandy! She is just too adorable and lovable.

Carl

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

Sophia is my biological daughter and Natalie’s step daughter. I’m so touched at how Natalie embraced her as her own. They are so close and Sophia can’t wait for siblings!

Carl

Favorite season and why?

Winter... I love to ski! Nothing like skiing for the day and then sitting in a cozy cabin or chalet after with a fire going and enjoying a cheese fondue and hot chocolate.

Carl

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

Rumi — love all those inspiring quotes! “What you seek is seeking you” and “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose is coming around in another form.”

Natalie

What scares you?

Time passing so fast and not having more kids to love and adore.

Carl

What scares you?

Heights... I’m afraid of heights... don’t like to be on balconies in tall buildings... LoL! They make me so nervous!

Natalie

We are the best choice because…

We are such an awesome family with so many different kinds of experiences. Natalie and I have lived all over the world and we can’t wait to show our kids where we grew up in Austria together.

Carl

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