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Scott & Karen

Creating an amazing life for your child is a dream we share with you. We promise to give your child unconditional love, laughter, and a curiosity to explore the world. Infertility led us to adoption and we are grateful to be considered as parents to your child.

About Us

Scott
Karen
Job
Project Manager
Healthcare
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering & Management
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to Become Parents

Grafitti Hearts

Becoming parents means the absolute world to us and we are excited to start a lifetime of traditions with a little one! We long for tender moments like Scott reading his favorite childhood book, “The Little Engine that Could,” as a child falls asleep in his arms; Karen giving the same Eskimo kisses her mom gave her as a child; and charting your child’s height on the back of a door. First words, first steps and the first day of school signify a lifetime of “firsts” we will enthusiastically enjoy as your child discovers his/her own interests and dreams.

To us, making moments special is more important than what we do. Unconditional love, support, and a sense of family are the most important gifts our families gave us, and we will pass these same gifts along to your child.

Our Leisure Time

The Grand Canal in Venice

Life is a journey meant to be enjoyed and we do not plan to miss a moment!

Karen’s passport is one of her favorite things because it allows us to discover places unknown. We love our time away, and months later can relive our trips with Scott’s great pictures. Some of our favorite trips have been to Glacier National Park and Italy.

Scott gets us outside for hikes to explore parklands around our home or more challenging trails at nearby mountains. We love watching the change of seasons along the trails. New England’s fall is beautiful as the leaves change to magnificently vibrant colors.

We spend evenings together eating dinner, reconnecting and hearing about each other’s day. We often take a few nights off from cooking to meet up with friends at our favorite restaurants. On quieter nights, Scott is happy with a game on TV and Karen searches Pinterest and talks with family and friends. Often, these nights turn into brainstorming sessions for our next adventure such as refurbishing furniture or planning our next trip. Karen brings the vision and Scott creates a well-executed plan.

We experiment with new recipes on friends and family who gather at our house. There is always too much food, and everyone is always happy to leave with leftovers. Peanut Butter Butterfinger brownies are favorites, and are always gone!

We are excited to share these experiences with a child and to learn about life from his/her perspective!

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Enjoying a Fall Day

Scott about Karen: Karen can walk into a room, strike up a conversation with a stranger, and become instant friends with them. She is quick with a smile and a laugh, and has genuine interest in others. Karen is always doing a project like DIY home improvements, digitizing family photo albums or creating a garden. Her friends are from all aspects of her life and she loves Girls Nights. She balances work with play, relaxes easily and enjoys the simple things in life like a picnic or a walking around Boston to see Christmas lights.

Karen about Scott: When I met Scott I found my partner for life’s adventures. He is loving, kind and supportive of my family and me. If something goes wrong, his first response is “don’t worry we’ll figure it out,” and we always do. He has a quick wit that makes me laugh every day. Scott is active playing sports (hockey, golf, running marathons, hiking), geeks our on computers, enjoys reading or curling up on the couch with me to watch a movie. He’s a great photographer, and our home is filled with pictures from our travels and selfies from everyday life.

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Sunset at Our Favorite Beach
Sunset at Our Favorite Beach
We Love the Red Sox!
We Love the Red Sox!
He Shoots, He Scores!
He Shoots, He Scores!
Playing in the Snow
Playing in the Snow
Cooling Off at a Waterfall
Cooling Off at a Waterfall
Playing Hedbanz with Little Friends
Playing Hedbanz with Little Friends
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
A Night Out
A Night Out
Vacationing in Montana
Vacationing in Montana
Ziplining in the Mountains
Ziplining in the Mountains
Sand Dunes in Florida
Sand Dunes in Florida
Made it to the Summit!
Made it to the Summit!
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Sunset at Our Favorite Beach
Sunset at Our Favorite Beach
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We Love the Red Sox!
We Love the Red Sox!
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He Shoots, He Scores!
He Shoots, He Scores!
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Playing in the Snow
Playing in the Snow
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Cooling Off at a Waterfall
Cooling Off at a Waterfall
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Playing Hedbanz with Little Friends
Playing Hedbanz with Little Friends
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Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
Celebrating a Friend's Wedding
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A Night Out
A Night Out
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Vacationing in Montana
Vacationing in Montana
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Ziplining in the Mountains
Ziplining in the Mountains
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Sand Dunes in Florida
Sand Dunes in Florida
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Made it to the Summit!
Made it to the Summit!

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a friendly neighborhood filled with families and children. Parents walk their kids to the elementary school around the corner, and we hear bellowing cheers as families support their teams at the town soccer fields.

Scott is excited to have a child in tow to hike area parklands. Our neighborhood’s Halloween traditions remind Karen of the Halloweens she loved as a child. Houses are decorated, kids parade excitedly in their costumes, and one house turns into a kid-friendly haunted house.

Our three-bedroom home is filled with love. We like curling up with a book in our sunny window seat. Family and friends gather in the kitchen and family room for parties and enjoy BBQs on the deck. There is a perfect spot in the backyard for a sandbox to build in and a swing set for your child to enjoy.

Our town has good schools and a sense of community. Summer brings a farmers market, concerts, and kid activities to the town center. We frequently go to nearby Boston for dinner, a Red Sox game, or cultural events. In the summer, our toes are in the sand at Cape Cod beaches. During the fall and winter, we enjoy the change of seasons in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

We are excited to share our home, these experiences and many more with your child!

Our Extended Families

Scott & His Mom

Our families are important to us and they are excited for us adopting a child.

Scott’s parents and brother live nearby and we see them often. His mother and father enjoy retired life playing golf, visiting family, and traveling. His mom likes planning family outings. Scott’s dad is always curious about everyone’s lives. They’re thrilled to be first time grandparents and are planning activities to do with their grandchild. Scott’s younger brother works down the street from him. They meet for lunch and talk on the phone regularly catching up on each other’s lives and talking about Red Sox news.

Girls Day with Karen's Family

Karen’s mother passed away when Karen was 20. We’re close to her mother’s sisters who live nearby. They share gardening advice and love getting together. Karen’s sister has an 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. While they live farther away, Karen talks with them a few times a week and we see them many times throughout the year. “Auntie” always knows about school projects, sport activities, and favorite songs. The kids are very excited to have cousins close by as their extended family lives in Japan. Karen’s father lives in Florida and is excited to be a grandfather again.

We’re blessed to have friends who we consider an extension of our family. Like we do for their children, our friends will be additional “aunties, uncles and cousins” and will bring love to your child.

From Us to You

Today is special to us because it is the day we meet you. Becoming parents is our biggest dream and our hearts are filled with love for you and your child. We are grateful to be considered as adoptive parents. We promise to respect you throughout this process as you make the best decisions for you and your child. Whatever your path may be, we hope that what we share will help you feel comfortable with your decision.

Our lives crossed paths for years, but we had never met. When we finally did meet, our lives changed forever; it was fate. We feel the same way about adoption. We came into our marriage knowing that infertility would keep us from having biological children, and our hearts were set on adoption. We are lucky that our families and friends are supportive of the family we are building. Adoption has been a large part of our lives; giving us many special people including an uncle, five cousins, and many friends we consider family. While have known each other for five years and have been married for 3 years, experiencing infertility and going through the adoption process has strengthened our love for each other. It constantly reminds us of what is important to us ?" family.

We have many interests that we love to share with each other. Scott’s sense of adventure leads us outside and to the mountains. He loves to hike, run, and snowboard. Karen’s curiosity about people and places sends us exploring. She loves to travel, go to the beach and try new restaurants in nearby Boston. While we introduced each other to our passions, we can still be different. Scott plays 18 holes of golf with friends and family, while Karen prefers mini golf with windmills and ice cream cones. We are excited to share all of this, and much more with a child.

Your child will be surrounded by many cheerleaders! We spend a lot of time with family and friends; there is a lot of laughter and support. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends will always be around. We imagine our home filled with kids playing in the game room, running around the yard, arts and crafts projects, family movie nights with popcorn, and falling asleep to bedtime stories. We will provide an excellent education and give your child the chance to discover his/her own dreams. Your child will be loved, supported, and adored.

We feel we are going to be great parents. We will give your child a loving home and will always look out for your child’s best interest. Our dream is for a child to be kind, confident, and curious. We will raise your child to love you and know how special you are to us. We would like you to know about your child’s life and are committed to sending you letters, pictures, videos and emails as he/she grows. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for considering us as parents.

Scott & Karen

Favorites

Scott
Karen
Actor
Will Ferrell
Bradley Cooper
Actress
Julia Roberts
Meryl Streep
Animal
Dogs
Dog
Author
Tom Clancy
Janet Evanovich
Book
Lord of the Rings
The Time Traveler's Wife
Candy Bar
Snickers
Butterfinger
Cartoon
South Park
Smurfs
Childhood Memory
Learning to tie a tie with my Dad for Cub Scouts
Summer beach trips with my family
Childhood Toy
G.I. Joe's
Purses
Children's Book
The Little Engine That Could
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
City
San Francisco
Paris
Classic Movie
White Christmas
Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Red
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Hot moist fudgy brownie
Brownies
Disney Movie
Shrek
Monsters, Inc.
Dream Car
Ferrari
Range Rover
Dream Job
Golf Pro
Flipping houses
Dream Vacation
Year-Long Trip Around the World Visiting Each Continent
Year-Long Trip Around the World Visiting Each Continent
Family Activity
Playing board games
Vacation
Flower / Plant
Daisy
Tulip
Food
Popcorn
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Running
Zumba
Fruit
Strawberries
Peach
Game
Farkle
Connect 4
Hobby
Photography
Traveling
Holiday
4th of July
Halloween
Holiday Song
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Jingle Bells
Holiday Tradition
Having a big breakfast before opening gifts on Christmas - elevating the excitement and anticipation
Spending Christmas Eve at home with my family
Ice Cream
Butter Crunch
Mint Cookies and Cream
Junk Food
Chocolate covered pretzels
Chips and Salsa
Leisure Activity
Reading
Beach trip
Magazine
Outside
Real Simple
Memory with a Child
Skiing with best friend's kids
Every year hearing my nephew trying to sneak downstairs in the middle of the night to see if Santa came
Memory with Spouse
Vacationing at Glacier National Park
Vacationing at Glacier National Park
Movie
The Godfather
Bridget Jones's Diary
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn mixed with Junior Mints
Movie Quote
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." (The Princess Bride)
Nobody puts Baby in the corner (Dirty Dancing)
Movie Type
Comedy
Chick Flick
Musical
Singing In The Rain
Mama Mia
Musical Group
AC/DC
U2
Nursery Rhyme
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Figure Skating
Play
Book of Mormon
Wicked
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Quick to smile and laugh
His constant support
Quote
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)
When you love and laugh abundantly you live a beautiful life
Restaurant
Chipotle
The Beehive (a local restaurant with live music)
Sandwich
Cheese Steak (I don't eat them anymore but I remember them fondly)
Grilled Cheese
Scripture
Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind.
Let all that you do be done in love (1 Corinthians 16:14)
Shopping Store
Amazon
Athleta
Song
American Pie
You Are The Best Thing
Sport to Play
Ice Hockey
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Ice Hockey
Baseball
Sports Star
Bobby Orr
The Hoyts (Boston Marathon favorites, Dick pushes his son Rick in a wheelchair)
Sports Team
Boston Bruins
The Red Sox
Subject in School
Math
Humanities
Superhero
Wolverine
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Pizza
Soup
Time of Day
Dawn (especially on the beach)
Sunset (especially on a beach)
Tradition
Thanksgiving family dinner
Decorating Christmas Cookies
TV Show
The Colbert Report
Modern Family
TV Show Character
Steven Colbert
Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
Type of Music
Indie/Trance/Classic Rock
Pop
Vacation Spot
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
Paris, France
Video Game
Tiger Woods Golf
Angry Birds

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