Ages: 38 and 38
Other Kids: None
Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 6 months
How We Met: Depending on which of us you ask, we either met in the lunch line on our first day of grad school, or we met several weeks later in a class. While we disagree over the details, we do agree that we had great chemistry from the start! After spending way too many hours studying in the library together, we started dating. Those early dates included going to a local ice-skating rink, going for runs in the park, and even a two-hour long walk in the rain after a trip to a museum that Tom didn’t realize was closing. We got engaged right before graduating and got married the next summer. Over the past ten years, our relationship has grown only stronger and deeper.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Tom is constantly amazed at how much courage is packed into Sarah’s little frame. Whether its advocating for one of her patients at the hospice house where she works, rushing to help a friend who is in a tough spot, or speaking up for a coworker who is being mistreated, she is fearless when it comes to pursuing what is fair and right and good. Tom is loyal and dedicated to the people and causes that are important to him. He is patient and forgiving, and he also has a wicked sense of humor. Tom’s kindness, lack of judgment, and easygoing demeanor makes him great at what he does.
Our Hobbies and Interests: We both place a lot of value on creating a peaceful, happy home full of fun, laughter, and friends. In our free time, we love checking out new restaurants, cooking and baking, gardening, doting on our two rescue dogs, Mabel and Orca, and traveling to places near and far. We also do a lot of church activities and look forward to sharing the joys of our faith community with a child.
Why We Want to Adopt: When we got married ten years ago, we knew right away that we wanted to have kids. What we did not know at the time, however, is that we would not be able to have biological children. While that certainly came as a big surprise to us, the turn to adoption was a natural one. Our extended family has a long history of adoption, our very best friends have adopted children, and there are many families grown through adoption in our church community. We don’t think of adoption as a second-best option – it’s a beautiful way forward to start our family. It’s with a lot of joy, eagerness, and excitement that we enter into the adoption process.