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Drew & Amy

Thank you for viewing our profile and considering us as a potential adoptive family. We feel life is a grand adventure and have enjoyed every minute of being parents. We strive to provide a supportive environment that encourages curiosity and creativity. We are excited to have the opportunity to adopt another child and grow to a family of four!

About Us

Drew
Amy
Job
History Professor
Regional Director of Business Development
Education
Ph.D. in History
Master's Degree in Health Communication
Children
Ethan
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Our Family

Over two years ago, adoption made our dream of a family a reality when our son joined our family! He fills our hearts with more love and joy than we could have ever imagined, but there is plenty of room in our hearts for even more. Watching him grow and develop into his own person is so rewarding, and we know he's going to be an amazing big brother. We are grateful to our son's birth mother and always speak of her with respect. We talk openly about adoption in our family, like reading a book we created for him that tells the story of his journey home. We are blessed to be surrounded by neighbors and friends who have also adopted, helping to make adoption another special way that families come together.

Our Leisure Time

Hiking with Dad

We believe that working hard and playing hard are equally important! Whether it is summer or winter, we are always active as a family. We enjoy hiking in the park close to our home. In the summer, we enjoy swimming, kayaking, riding our bikes, and going to baseball games. Breaking out the grill, inflating toddler pools, and having our friends over is a typical summer day for our family! In the winter, we like playing in the snow, sledding, and watching football games with our friends. We've had the good fortune of traveling as a family – exploring big cities, enjoying food, and learning about the local history (Drew is a historian, after all). We also love to scuba dive, fish, and play on the beach. All that play is balanced with downtime like reading books, listening to music, and cooking. It has been so much fun sharing all of our favorite activities with our son and learning some new favorites from him, like learning all about construction trucks and how to do the Tooty-Ta dance.

Our Promise to You

Easter

We promise your child will be our priority. We feel our role is to first and foremost love the child. With that love, comes the responsibility of raising them to have personal integrity and be a good member of the community. We both grew up in Midwestern Christian families and strive to be good role models. We will create a warm environment that nurtures personal growth and development. We will teach your child the rewards of work and the joy of play. We promise to provide them with a stable home and give them every opportunity to be happy and healthy. We both have enjoyed formal education and will provide your child with educational opportunities that will support their individual gifts and talents, along with encouraging their freedom of expression and thought. We also believe that learning through experience and trial and error is of great value for personal development.

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Football with Mom
Football with Mom
Reading Time
Reading Time
Neighborhood Splash Pad
Neighborhood Splash Pad
PORCHtrait
PORCHtrait
Fun on the Slide
Fun on the Slide
Climbing Trees with Mom
Climbing Trees with Mom
Exploring Niagara Falls
Exploring Niagara Falls
Snowy Fun
Snowy Fun
Father's Day
Father's Day
Drew Kayaking & Fishing
Drew Kayaking & Fishing
Kayaking Down the River
Kayaking Down the River
Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!
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Football with Mom
Football with Mom
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Reading Time
Reading Time
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Neighborhood Splash Pad
Neighborhood Splash Pad
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PORCHtrait
PORCHtrait
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Fun on the Slide
Fun on the Slide
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Climbing Trees with Mom
Climbing Trees with Mom
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Exploring Niagara Falls
Exploring Niagara Falls
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Snowy Fun
Snowy Fun
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Father's Day
Father's Day
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Drew Kayaking & Fishing
Drew Kayaking & Fishing
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Kayaking Down the River
Kayaking Down the River
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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We share our home with our son and two-kid-friendly dogs. We love living in our community! We live in a diverse city neighborhood that is inclusive and caring. It is a great place to raise a family. Within a few blocks from our home is a playground with a spray park, a fire station, and a large urban park with hiking trails. We have neighbors with chickens we visit and feed spinach to. We love taking walks in the neighborhood and strolling down what we like to call "Ladybug Lane" to see if our neighbors have added any more ladybugs along their sidewalk. What makes our neighborhood really special is the people. When we walk, we always talk with our neighbors to teach our son that he is part of the community. Several neighbors have become an extension of our own family. We all look out for each other.

Our home has four bedrooms, a playroom, and a fenced-in backyard. With help from our friends, we renovated the kitchen and painted every wall in the house. Drew enjoys planting a vegetable garden in the summer. Amy really gets into decorating the house for the holidays. Our fenced in backyard is a toddler wonderland with a sandbox, slides, Tonka trucks, and a soccer net.

Our Extended Families

Fourth of July with Family

Our families were over the moon when our son joined our lives through adoption. Drew's parents were excited for another grandchild, and Amy's family loves having their first nephew. We are close with our families, and whether it's getting together for the holidays or birthdays, we enjoy fun activities all year round. We are constantly texting pictures of that day's adventure and FaceTime every week. We are fortunate that Amy's sister lives just a few houses down from us. We are grateful that our son can have a special bond with his Aunt.

Christmas Fun

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. We realize that you have a difficult decision to make. We hope that learning more about us will give you peace as you consider an adoptive family for your child.

We have been together for over 18 years and married for over 12 years. We first met working in community activism. Our desire for social justice, admiration for a strong work ethic, and enjoyment of life attracted us to each other. We've lived in various parts of the country before settling back down in Pennsylvania.

Drew is a history professor at a Catholic university. He's happiest when he's teaching and mentoring students. Amy is in leadership for a national healthcare organization, knowing that she works in an industry that helps people is very satisfying to her. Both of our jobs are flexible and we work from home often, allowing for a good work-life balance.

We tried to have children for many years unsuccessfully. We witnessed many couples in our community and church family joyfully expand their family through adoption, so we gladly opened our hearts to it. And so glad that we did! Adoption made our dream of a family a reality. Our son joined our family two years ago, and now we are so grateful for the opportunity to expand to a family of four.

We feel our role is to first and foremost love the child, and we promise they will always be our priority. It is our responsibility to be good role models and teach by example. We both have enjoyed formal education and will provide your child with educational opportunities that will support their individual gifts and talents, along with encouraging their freedom of expression and thought. We also believe that learning through experience is important for personal growth and development. We will teach our children the rewards of hard work and the joy of play. We will promise to provide them with a stable home and environment and give them every opportunity we can to be happy and healthy. With the overwhelming support of our family and friends, your child will be surrounded by love.

Family history is very important to us. We're happy to share your history. We are open to sharing updates through photos, letters, and emails. We will be open and honest with your child about their adoption. We admire the selfless decision you have made for your child, and we promise you that you will always be spoken of highly in our house. Your child will know how much you love them.

Sincerely,

Drew & Amy

Favorites

Drew
Amy
Actor
Cary Grant
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Actress
Audrey Hepburn
Amy Poehler
Animal
Our dogs, Arthur & Millie
Dogs
Author
Elmore Leonard
J.K. Rowling
Book
Chesapeake
Harry Potter series
Candy Bar
Snickers
Reese's Cups
Cartoon
South Park
Winnie the Pooh
Childhood Memory
Spending summers at Burt Lake in Northern Michigan
Being surprised with a new bunny rabbit
Childhood Toy
The red fire chief pedal car my neighbor rescued from the trash for me
Cabbage Patch Kids
Children's Book
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Where the Sidewalk Ends
City
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Classic Movie
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
7 Brides for 7 Brothers
Color
Blue
Red
Day of Week
Saturday
Sunday
Dessert
Creme Brulee
Cookies - hot out of the oven!
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Moana
Dream Car
1968 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
69 GTO
Dream Job
Anything That Makes My Community a Better Place
Children's Book Writer
Dream Vacation
Diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
Diving in the Great Barrier Reef
Family Activity
Kayaking and Fishing
Hiking
Flower / Plant
Our vegetable garden
Gerber Daisies
Food
Tacos that my friend Eduardo and I make
Smoked ribs that my husband makes
Form of Exercise
Biking
Hiking, Yoga
Fruit
Fresh Rasberries
Apples
Game
Gin
Card Games
Hobby
Fishing With My Dad
Kayaking
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Holly Jolly Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Tradition
Making my parents sit on the stairs and wait to open gifts... just like they did with my sister and I when we were kids!
Creating a Christmas picture card from the year's adventures
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Oreo Mint
Junk Food
Potato Chips
Nachos
Leisure Activity
Reading Fiction
Gardening
Magazine
Car and Driver
Oprah
Memory with a Child
Going to the National Museum of American History with my nephew
Sled riding on a snowy day in our neighborhood park
Memory with Spouse
First time we went diving together... Amy was so excited!
Getting our first puppy. Drew couldn't wait to get his "brindle-coated baby boy!"
Movie
The Big Lewboswki
The Blind Side
Movie Munchie
Popcorn with lots of butter!
Popcorn & Snickers
Movie Quote
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend"
"Smiling is my favorite."
Movie Type
Action/Western
Comedy
Musical
Evita
Wicked
Musical Group
I grew up in Detroit so I'm partial to the Motown greats!
Lady Antebellum
Nursery Rhyme
The wheels on the bus
It's Raining! It's Pouring!
Olympic Event
Curling
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Harry Truman & Lyndon Johnson
My Father
Play
Any play staged by my students through our campus theater group
Midsummer Night's Dream
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
How Much She Loves Having Fun
He is Very Funny!
Quote
"The Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products or our labor."
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Player
Restaurant
Steakhouse
Oyster Raw Bar
Sandwich
Italian hoagie
Tuna Melt
Scripture
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9
"Do unto others what you would have them do unto you." Mathew 7:12
Shopping Store
Hardware Store
Amazon
Song
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes ~ Jimmy Buffett
Living on a Prayer
Sport to Play
Golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Football
Sports Star
Andrew McCutchen
Troy Palamalu
Sports Team
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Steelers
Subject in School
History - Still at it!
Creative Writing
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Women
Thing to Cook
Anything on the grill
Breakfast
Time of Day
Afternoon hikes with our dogs
Late afternoon when we walk as a family
Tradition
Going to Pirates spring training
Going to Steelers Training Camp & Pirates Spring Training in Florida
TV Show
I like car shows
Game of Thrones
TV Show Character
Mr. Rogers
Daenerys Targaryen & Jon Snow
Type of Music
Country, Bluegrass
Country
Vacation Spot
The Beach
Beach
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Pac Man

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