Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We are so grateful that our journey has led us to you and that you’re considering us as a potential adoptive family for your child. Growing our family through adoption is something we’ve hoped to do since the very beginning of our relationship and we’re excited to share a little bit about our lives with you.
Occupation: Former professional athlete and current personal trainer
Education: Bachelor’s degree in wellness health promotion and injury prevention
Food: Vegetarian Mexican and Indian food
Hobbies: Surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, playing basketball
Movies: 500 Days of Summer, Step Brothers
Favorite Traditions: Spending the holidays in Florida by the ocean
Sport: Basketball, surfing, skateboarding, CrossFit
Holiday: Christmas because I enjoy visiting the Christmas markets in Germany, where I lived for 7 years
Music: Billie Eilish, Jack Johnson, Post Malone
TV show: The Challenge, Breaking Bad, The Office Schitt’s Creek
Book: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series
Subject in School: Science and athletics
Dream Vacation: Hawaii
Occupation: English teacher, classroom flipper, entrepreneur
Education: Master’s degree in marketing and communications
Food: Macaroni and cheese, cheese boards, and really… just anything with cheese!
Hobbies: Flipping classrooms for deserving teachers, photography, traveling
Movies: Grease, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap
Favorite Traditions: Taking yearly trips with MJ overseas and throughout the US
Sport: Volleyball, spikeball, and hiking
Holiday: Christmas and any holiday that brings family together
Music: Bryce Vine, Florence + the Machine, Alicia Keys
TV show: The Great British Bake Off, Nailed It, MasterChef Junior
Book: The Black Flamingo
Subject in School: Creative writing, reading, journalism
Dream Vacation: Fiji and Tahiti
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Since we first started dating, we knew we wanted a family together. Adoption happens to be the perfect path for us and has led us to you. We’ve both worked with several families (as a teacher and a coach) who have been through the adoption process, and we’ve seen how empowering it can be for everyone involved. Adoption gives us hope to start a family and watch it grow with strength, independence, creativity, and love. We are honored to have this opportunity. We’re strong believers that there’s multiple ways to start a family, and the most important part is love. We hope to have a large family filled with adventure and joy.
Inclusivity is extremely important in our household. As an LGBTQ+ couple, we understand the significance of creating a space that is inviting and welcoming to all. We are dedicated to learning and immersing ourselves in the cultural background of our children to ensure that they feel heard, seen, and represented in any way. We are continuously learning and will continue to learn based on each of our children’s unique needs and desires.