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Ryan & Tara

We are overjoyed at the thought of expanding our family through adoption. We know what a blessing a child is and truly hope that our long-time wish to become parents becomes a reality. We cannot wait to share our life, love, and future with an addition to our family. We hope that you consider us, and we really appreciate your taking the time to read our profile.

About Us

Ryan
Tara
Job
Director of Risk Management
Associate Director - Real Estate
Education
Master's Degree in Accounting
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Playing Soccer on Easter with Our Niece & Nephew

Children have always been a big part of our lives. Tara received a degree in Early Childhood Education and was a babysitter for several families over the years. Ryan and Tara love spending time with Ryan's niece and nephew. They also enjoy spending time with friends and their children. After trying for a child and being unsuccessful, we wanted to find a way to start our family. We have always known that adoption was a potential path for us. Biologically ours or not, we would love a child unconditionally.

After several discussions, we decided that this journey was meant to be ,which led us to where we are today. After speaking with our parents and immediate family, they gave us their full support and are extremely excited to have a new member of the family. We are very excited to have the opportunity to be considered as potential parents.

Family Traditions

Christmas Crafts & Cookies With Our Niece & Nephew

We have many family traditions that we celebrate and participate in throughout the year. Birthdays are especially important to our family. We tend to gather and celebrate each person’s birthday at Ryan’s parents’ house with a favorite cake of the birthday family member’s own choosing. We also sing songs, take pictures, and open presents. Also each summer, we take a family vacation. Usually it’s a fantastic trip to Myrtle Beach. Two years ago we shook things up and took a Disney World vacation. It was magical and so wonderful to see the faces of our niece and nephew as they experienced Disney World for the first time. Finally, we love Thanksgiving and Christmas. Typically both are spent with family at Ryan’s parents’ house, where we enjoy a huge meal, watch football, and play games with the children. On Christmas Eve, we open gifts and play family games. On Christmas morning, we get up with the children to see what Santa brought them. That is followed by a big family breakfast and a relaxing day experiencing the joy of family at Christmas. It’s such a fun time!

Addressing Cultural Diversity

London Was Truly a Beautiful City

As a new parent we will address cultural diversity daily. We will teach our child about his or her racial, ethnic, and cultural background, because we believe this is essential in raising a happy and healthy child. We will continue to educate ourselves on all races. As our child has questions, we will strive to help them understand all different races and backgrounds. Exposure to different cultures by attending various events and joining culturally diverse groups will be part of our journey. Our town has several multicultural events each year that are extremely well attended. We also have several friends whose children have attended diverse summer camps and music classes and have loved them. We will enjoy exposing our child to those wonderful experiences. Education through books, articles, and social media groups will also help us on the journey to being successful in addressing cultural diversity. These books will be both for our child and us as parents. Finally, we cannot wait to have our child interact with the children in our neighborhood. We are proud of our diverse community.

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We Had the Best Time at the Football Bowl
We Had the Best Time at the Football Bowl
Christmas Crafts With the Kids Is a Family Tradition
Christmas Crafts With the Kids Is a Family Tradition
We Are Both So Lucky to Have Good Friends!
We Are Both So Lucky to Have Good Friends!
Mother's Day 2017. We Spent the Morning Cooking Breakfast & Spoiling the Moms!
Mother's Day 2017. We Spent the Morning Cooking Breakfast & Spoiling the Moms!
Europe Was Such a Wonderful Experience!
Europe Was Such a Wonderful Experience!
Pool & Cookout for Father's Day
Pool & Cookout for Father's Day
We Love to Visit Our College!
We Love to Visit Our College!
Game Day Was Such a Fun Time with Our Nephew and Dad
Game Day Was Such a Fun Time with Our Nephew and Dad
Ella & Ryan Chatting Before Bed
Ella & Ryan Chatting Before Bed
Disney Truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney Truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth
Tara and Tyler
Tara and Tyler
Another Beautiful Day at the River this Past Winter
Another Beautiful Day at the River this Past Winter
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We Had the Best Time at the Football Bowl
We Had the Best Time at the Football Bowl
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Christmas Crafts With the Kids Is a Family Tradition
Christmas Crafts With the Kids Is a Family Tradition
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We Are Both So Lucky to Have Good Friends!
We Are Both So Lucky to Have Good Friends!
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Mother's Day 2017. We Spent the Morning Cooking Breakfast & Spoiling the Moms!
Mother's Day 2017. We Spent the Morning Cooking Breakfast & Spoiling the Moms!
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Europe Was Such a Wonderful Experience!
Europe Was Such a Wonderful Experience!
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Pool & Cookout for Father's Day
Pool & Cookout for Father's Day
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We Love to Visit Our College!
We Love to Visit Our College!
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Game Day Was Such a Fun Time with Our Nephew and Dad
Game Day Was Such a Fun Time with Our Nephew and Dad
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Ella & Ryan Chatting Before Bed
Ella & Ryan Chatting Before Bed
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Disney Truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth
Disney Truly is the Most Magical Place on Earth
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Tara and Tyler
Tara and Tyler
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Another Beautiful Day at the River this Past Winter
Another Beautiful Day at the River this Past Winter

Our Extended Families

Fun Summer Vacation at Myrtle Beach

We are both very fortunate to have a great extended family. Tara has a brother and sister who live about two hours away. Her sister has two daughters. Ryan also has family close by and his sister has two children. When family and friends are around, we love to do outside activities that accommodate family interaction. Corn hole, baseball, basketball, and soccer are some of our favorite things to do. Christmas is also very important to us. We typically spend it in our parents’ hometown and enjoy a tree trimming party, cooking food, and playing games during the Christmas holiday.

Christmas is a Magical Holiday With Children

We appreciate our blessings and would welcome a child into our family with whom we could share them. Our parents are very supportive of our adoption plans. They will help us in any way they can and will love any child we bring into our family. They will love your child unconditionally as will we. We are very fortunate to have such a loving and supportive family.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We love our neighborhood and couldn’t do it justice in mere words. Our community has several family-oriented events. These include movie nights by the pool, swim parties, and Halloween parades. Many families near us have become our good friends, and we enjoy spending time with them.

Our home is two stories with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. There is an office on the first floor, which could be converted into a playroom. We also have a kitchen, dining room, and a great room on the first floor. We love spending time in the great room each night talking and catching up on our day.

Our neighborhood has three community pools and several playgrounds. It also includes basketball and tennis courts. Children enjoy using these facilities frequently. We are also in walking distance of the YMCA.

From Us to You

Thank you so much for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our life together. We are so grateful that you love your child so much that you are considering an adoption plan for him or her.

We met in high school attending the same college composition class (Ryan's Junior year and Tara's sophomore). We knew each other's names but did not hang out with the same circle of friends. Tara was extremely shy and very studious. Ryan was also school minded but had many friends through playing high school basketball. We met again at a Virginia Tech football game tailgate through mutual friends in fall of 2014. To our surprise, we both lived for almost fourteen years in the same town and were very excited to hear we had a lot of common interests. After talking for about twenty minutes we decided we would keep in touch via social media. A couple of weeks later, we went to a local restaurant to watch a football game. From there we were inseparable and were married in the spring of 2016.

We are extremely fortunate that our parents are less than two hours away. Several weekends are spent in our hometown visiting with our niece and nephew who often visit from Pennsylvania.

Our current town is also a wonderful place to raise a family where we see neighborhood children playing outside daily. The neighborhood in which we reside is very community oriented. Many of the activities are held with children in mind - including pool swim nights, movie nights, Halloween parades, and visits with Santa.

We truly enjoy living life. We love being outside, whether it's common like walking through the neighborhood or special like attending our alma mater's football game, we love the outdoors. Any activity where we can be together makes us truly happy. We cannot wait to share these moments with a child. We promise that your child will be loved, celebrated, protected and surrounded by family and friends who will cherish him/her. Though we have not met, we truly respect you and your decision. We hope in this process and after, we can keep contact through calls, emails, etc. You are extremely brave in the decision you are making. We truly appreciate you considering us.

Ryan & Tara

Favorites

Ryan
Tara
Actor
Russell Crowe
Tom Hanks
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
Animal
Wolf
Dog
Author
Gillian Flynn
Nicholas Sparks
Book
Gone Girl
The Notebook
Candy Bar
Snickers
Hershey's Bar
Cartoon
The Simpsons
He Man
Childhood Memory
The first time I remember going Trick or Treating with my parents.
Spending time with my father watching sports/playing sports
Childhood Toy
Star Wars Figurines and Ships
Toy Kitchen
Children's Book
Dr. Seuss--Oh the Places you will Go
Charlotte's Web
City
Blacksburg, VA
New York
Classic Movie
Wizard of Oz
Gone with the Wind
Color
Blue
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Cannoili
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Porsche 911
Bentley
Dream Job
Professional Golfer
Singer
Dream Vacation
Visiting Italy
Italy
Family Activity
Going to VA Tech Football Games
Playing at the Park
Flower / Plant
Tulip
Rose
Food
Pizza
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Walking outside
Running
Fruit
Mango
Grapes
Game
Monopoly
Uno
Hobby
Golf
Running
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
This Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Opening Presents on Christmas Eve
Putting up the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chocolate
Junk Food
Cheetos
Candy
Leisure Activity
Watching Football
Reading
Magazine
Golf Digest
Us Weekly
Memory with a Child
Holding my niece and nephew for the first time
Playing tag in the yard
Memory with Spouse
Being with my wife in New Orleans after I proposed
Visiting London and Paris
Movie
Star Wars a New Hope
Love Actually
Movie Munchie
Hot Tamales
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Every man dies but not every man lives." Braveheart
"There's no place like home."
Movie Type
Action/Thriller
Romance
Musical
Sound of Music
Wicked
Musical Group
The Eagles
Lady Antebellum
Nursery Rhyme
Star Light, Star Bright
Wheels on the Bus
Olympic Event
100 M Sprint
Swimming
Personal Hero
My Dad
Martin Luther King
Play
Wicked
Wicked
Poet
Robert Frost
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
She can always cheer me up.
Honesty
Quote
"He who knows best knows how little he knows." Thomas Jefferson
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
Restaurant
Stella's
Mellow Mushroom
Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Banana
Grilled Cheese
Scripture
Corinthians--"Love is Patient..."
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
Shopping Store
Amazon
Macy's
Song
Simple Man
Hotel California
Sport to Play
Golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Michael Phelps
Sports Team
Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies
Subject in School
Science
English
Superhero
Wolverine
Superman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Spaghetti, Breakfast Cassaroles
Time of Day
Evening
600 PM
Tradition
Summer Vacations With the Family
Thanksgiving Dinner/ Decorating for Christmas
TV Show
Breaking Bad
This is Us
TV Show Character
Walter White
Jack --This is Us
Type of Music
Country
All Types
Vacation Spot
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Mario Cart

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