Photograph of adoptive Family

Sara

Caregiver

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Washington

Religion:

Christianity

Education:

Master’s Degree

Profession:

Athletic Trainer

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

John

Neighbor

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

Washington

Religion:

Christianity

Education:

Ph.D. or higher

Profession:

Physical Therapist

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

Family Pictures

Family Pictures

Fall Adventures to the pumpkin patch.

Fall Adventures to the pumpkin patch.

Building Sandcastles in Seabrook

Building Sandcastles in Seabrook

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

We have 7-year-old daughter who is eagerly anticipating being a big sister! She is always listing ways she could help a sibling and telling us all the things she looks forward to doing with them.

-Sara

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

Music and audiobooks! They are the only way to stay sane on my commutes to and from work

-John

My favorite place in the World is...

Seabrook. Every summer, we take a trip to Seabrook with extended family. We enjoy hiking, biking and playing at the beach!

-Sara

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

We have 1 girl, Hannah (6) who is anxious for a sibling to impart her love, play and grow-up with together.

-John

Family Bike Ride

Family Bike Ride

Seabrook is our favorite vacation destination.

Seabrook is our favorite vacation destination.

We enjoy outdoor adventures.

We enjoy outdoor adventures.

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

a cherished, valued part of our family.

-Sara

My philosophy on parenting is...

love unconditionally, own your mistakes, speak candidly and explain rationale for decisions in kid-friendly language that helps them appreciate norms in the household and community.

-John

Favorite season and why?

Summer! Perfect weather for many outdoor activities including hiking, volleyball, tennis, and spending time with friends and family.

-John

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

We live in a very diverse and inclusive neighborhood. There are also a lot of children in our neighbor. It is very friendly and welcoming.

-Sara

My philosophy on parenting is...

Parent with a lot of grace-both for myself and for my child. We will both make mistakes and being able to give grace and ask for forgiveness is important.

-Sara

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

Chicken alfredo with broccoli. I basically ate that every day in college and would be glad to continue it!

-John

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

ensuring everyone has access to the basic necessities of food, water, and shelter.

-John

Enjoying the summer sun and playing lawn games.

Enjoying the summer sun and playing lawn games.

We enjoy playing games as a family.

We enjoy playing games as a family.

Favorite season and why?

I love the long, warm, bright days of summer. I love the trips to the beach, outdoor adventures, and long hikes through nature that are best done on long summer days.

-Sara

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I practice my faith and believe in loving God, loving people, and loving life.

-John

When we argue, what’s it about?

Getting lost, not knowing the directions...

-John

My best friend would describe me as...

loyal, dedicated, and generous.

-Sara

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

Engaged in nurturing a healthy relationship with all of the family

-John

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

Where, oh where, is that moon hiding?

-John

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

J.R.R Tolkein - so many questions to ask about the LOTR series and related works

-John

My best friend would describe me as...

Considerate, even-keel, and reliable. I have come to learn the value of good friends and recognize the work and effort needed to help strengthen and reinforce relationships with friends.

-John

What is the best word to describe our family?

Incomplete - We have been preparing a place in our hearts for you and are waiting, ready and eager to meet you

-John

The most special thing I own is...

My inner peace. Building mental fortitude supports my ability to take on life's challenges with poise instead of anxiety and fear.

-John

I hope our birth mother is...

still reading these responses to learn more about us!

-John

We are the best choice because…

You may find that our values and family footprint aligns well with your vision and goals

-John

My favorite place in the World is...

Kauai, HI. Tranquility, beauty, and fun all rolled into one!

-John

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

Steve Carell. I'm looking to laugh!

-John

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

RV! I just don't have the sea legs to be on a boat forever

-John

Dogs or cats?

Dogs! We have a golden retriever named Kauai and she is a great family dog.

-Sara

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

reliable and as open as you need for healthy relationship

-John

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me. As a family, we attend church weekly and teach Sunday school together.

-Sara

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

RV - I like the versatility to visit the mountains and the beach!

-Sara

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

We have a cul-de-sac, friendly and vigilant neighbors, and great access to nearby parks and playgrounds.

-John

Dogs or cats?

Dogs! I love our pup Kauai and she is my faithful friend and companion

-John