David

& Janis

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David

Caregiver

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Washington

Religion:

Spiritual

Education:

Master’s Degree

Profession:

Engineer

Political Affiliation:

Lean Left

Janis

Caregiver

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Washington

Religion:

Spiritual

Education:

Ph.D. or higher

Profession:

Professor

Political Affiliation:

Lean Left

A cold day visiting London! Our relationship began long distance- so we love to travel!

A cold day visiting London! Our relationship began long distance- so we love to travel!

We had a small outdoor wedding at a park near the waterfront.

We had a small outdoor wedding at a park near the waterfront.

Our trip to Paris- we walked 20 miles that day!

Our trip to Paris- we walked 20 miles that day!

My favorite Instagram account is:

I am fairly new to Instagram- just follow friends

-David

We are the best choice because…

We are a really good balance and bring our each others positive qualities. Dave is more handy, patient, and laid back than me. I am more organized, and creative. We are both fun, confident, & caring.

-Janis

Favorite season and why?

Fall, feels like the entire world is exhaling a sigh of relief. Great weather (not too warm) and fun festivals. Fresh harvest from the garden. We like making apple pie, and celebrating Halloween!

-David

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Pizza! So many different topping options. Except pineapple. Sometimes I make my own dough since I like to bake.

-David

Family night out to minor baseball! We love time with our nephews.

Family night out to minor baseball! We love time with our nephews.

Who has two thumbs and is the favorite uncle? Dave!

Who has two thumbs and is the favorite uncle? Dave!

We love holidays- especially Halloween! It will be so fun to come up with costumes for our kids!

We love holidays- especially Halloween! It will be so fun to come up with costumes for our kids!

Favorite season and why?

Fall. I love Halloween and picking apples, and bundling up after a hot summer. Sweater weather!

-Janis

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

coffee! And cars. I can't choose between the two. I always have a project with cars that I am working on.

-David

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Bit of both? I was raised Catholic and went to a Catholic high school. After living overseas, I found myself questioning if there is more beyond religion. I want children to have a voice in beliefs.

-David

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

Definitely RV, I like boating but don't think I could do it for the rest of my life.

-David

My favorite YouTube video is: (paste the full link)

This channel- I use it often to practice German https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4KDs_6WeGw

-Janis

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

Sailboat. At one time in my life I wanted to live on a houseboat. I love being on or near the water.

-Janis

I would never...

pick one? Not a big risk taker, I think safety is important. I did more risky things like surf and play roller derby when I was younger. I am good with yoga and walks now!

-Janis

Live soccer is the best!

Live soccer is the best!

We love to hike (and there's a bear behind us!) :)

We love to hike (and there's a bear behind us!) :)

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

healthy, happy, and confident that you made the best decision in choosing us as adoptive parents. I hope you are living out a reality in work and relationships that brings you joy!

-Janis

The most special thing I own is...

at the risk of sounding vain, my jewelry. I love necklaces and other items I inherited from my Mom and Grandma. And I am always drawn to stones like amber or rose quartz. I find it healing.

-Janis

My favorite Instagram account is:

These ladies are so funny! https://www.instagram.com/leeannandmichelle

-Janis

My philosophy on parenting is...

I want our child to have choices. It's important that my child always feels like they matter. I love you even if the choice you are making isn't working.

-David

What scares you?

roller coasters

-David

My favorite website is (...not your Facebook page :)):

www.npr.org

-Janis

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Spiritual. I truly appreciate my upbringing in faith, and I feel that my Mom impacted my growth positively. Letting children explore belief and having their ideas respected is important to me.

-Janis

Dogs or cats?

Both! We have 2 cats, and I grew up with dogs. We agreed our next animal will be a puppy. I think it is important for children to have pets- I loved my childhood dog Honey so much!

-Janis

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

There are a lot of younger families on the block, the street is off the beaten path and we are very close to a lot of fun activities.

-David

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

The depth of it all. How small we are in the universe and how lucky I am to be alive. We love to sit on a blanket on a clear night and look at stars.

-David

The most special thing I own is...

There is not one thing, however I have a knack for antiquing. I started collecting Lladro for Janis and I- the first one I found is a Flamenco dancer. A reminder of one of our first dates!

-David

When we argue, what’s it about?

We both are the youngest in our family and used to being independent. We learned early on that when we do any house projects or cooking that we have to choose who is driver and passenger. It helps!

-Janis

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

both our families are nearby. And the schools here are great, plus there are lots of fun family activities- parks, children's museum, libraries. We have close friends and community as well.

-Janis

My best friend would describe me as...

Goofy and understanding.

-David

In five years, our relationship with our birth mother will...

be dependent on what is best for the child. But I hope to share letters and photos until it is the right time to build a relationship.

-Janis