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Shelby & Marc
September 7, 2022
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May 18, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We imagine this must be a difficult time for you, and we are sending you strength and peace. We have gone through our own journeys and though likely different than yours, we hope our paths may come to the same crossing. If you select us, we will always honor your brave choice, and you will forever be loved, honored and respected in our home. We promise to love your child fully, support them in achieving their dreams and help them live life to their fullest potential so that they can leave the mark they are destined to leave in this world. We hope you feel an increasing sense of calm and hopefulness as your journey progresses.

About Us

Before we met, Dan used to sit on his surfboard in the ocean, look at the sunset and pray for a farm girl from the Midwest to start a family with who was genuine, had good values and a strong work ethic. And then a farmer’s daughter (Michelle) came along! We met at a restaurant for our first date. It could have been quite awkward as we were both a bit shy and there were people everywhere. Thankfully instead, we both felt so comfortable and as if we have known each other our whole lives. We laughed until we had tears coming out of our eyes when we discovered that somehow we were wearing the exact same outfit, down to a safari pocket on the sleeve of our shirts!

Our Home

We live in a small coastal town, with large cities within a 20-30 minute drive. We have a lot of growing families on our block with little kids that we have gotten to know. There is a fun area just steps from our home where children in the neighborhood gather for birthday parties. We love to watch the children play and greet the new babies in strollers as the parents come down the street. Your child will have a safe place to play, while also being close to cities with rich culture and diversity.

Our home is a short walk away from beautiful ocean beaches! There is endless play at the beach for children, but even for adults! The other day, Dan asked Michelle to close her eyes while he found something mysterious in the sand and wanted her to guess what it was; with her eyes closed, she felt the object and correctly guessed that it was a dried up piece of seaweed. We took turns with this guessing game and had so many laughs!

Our Family

We are proud of the diversity in our family. Dan and his family are Hawaiian, our cousin’s wife is Korean and Dan’s step-mom and his adopted sister are from Guatemala. We enjoy hearing about their backgrounds and the similarities and differences we have. Once we all lined up in the backyard while Dan’s mom played the ukulele and showed us how to dance the Hawaiian hula. Our neighbor complimented our dance moves! Incorporating new cultural traditions into our family is the norm for us. Your child’s background will be celebrated.

Thank You

We are so appreciative and honored that you took the time to get to know us and are considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We know choosing parents for your child is an important decision. Please know that if you choose us, we will always be open with your child about how much you love them. We look forward to sharing updates and photos with you if that is something you are comfortable with. We honor your strong heart and care for your child. We send lots of love.

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