Thank you for taking time to learn about us. We can only imagine what you may be experiencing at this time in your life. We imagine you possess courage, openness, and selflessness, and it speaks volumes to the person we imagine you are. We honor who you are, where you are and what you are experiencing at this time in your life. How we got to where each of us is today, was through a series of events, some filled with joy and others not, however because of those moments, our paths have crossed and we couldn’t be more grateful that you are taking a moment to get to know us. We wish you our best as you continue on this journey.
Who We Are
We are silly and look for humor in just about every moment of life. One day it was raining outside and our dog Maya needed to go to the bathroom. She walked through her dog door onto our outdoor deck, looked into the yard a few feet away (where she is supposed to go to the bathroom) and instead immediately relieved herself on the deck. Noal saw this and said “There’s poop on the deck, watch out.” to Heather. He repeated this and suddenly started singing it while adding more words and a verse. Heather couldn’t stop laughing.
We are talkers and value “having a voice” in our family. Whether we are mad or grateful, sad or happy, communication is a big part of who we are. Recently while on a vacation we started talking about how we want to save money and plan for retirement. During the conversation, Heather realized that some of the work she was doing, she didn’t like very much, she was doing it to earn the money for our family. She felt torn because she was doing the responsible thing in providing for the family but it was costing her happiness. Upon hearing this, Noal expressed how much more important it was that she be happy and that she could find creative ways to save money so that Heather could spend time determining what she really wanted to do. She was appreciative of the idea and support Noal gave in creating a situation that could work for all. Your child would be raise to find their own voice and follow their own dreams while we support them in every way we can.
We are both first borns with a strong sense of independence. Recently we decided to refinish the closet in our bedroom. Each of us had our own ideas for what needed to be done first and how it needed to be done. Rather than get frustrated by this we allowed each other to pick a job that we wanted to do in our own ways; Noal choosing to focus on the clothes shelves and Heather choosing to put together the shoe towers. In the end, we had a beautiful new closet area that had parts done by each of us. We support each other in finding our own way and having a sense of self.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us through these pages, and for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. While it’s not possible for us to understand how difficult this decision might be for you, we can only express to you how grateful we would be to take this journey with you.
Adoption would be the greatest gift our family could receive. Please know that, if you choose us as adoptive parents, your child will grow up knowing the love you have for them. We look forward to maintaining contact with you through the years at whatever level you are comfortable with.
Thank you for giving us this chance to describe to you who we are. We hope to hear from you soon!