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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.
What it Means to Become Parents
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
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
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.
Our House and Neighborhood
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
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.
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
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