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Nathan & Wendy

We are very grateful and excited to have an opportunity to adopt. We are looking forward to many learning experiences in becoming parents, as well as watching a child thrive exploring the world. We look forward to sharing our life experiences and the love we share for each other with a newborn child. Hopefully we will have the chance to meet and share the journey with you.

About Us

Nathan
Wendy
Job
Engineer
Technical Analyst
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
Some College
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

At a Tulip Festival

Adoption is already a very large part of our family. When Wendy was in high school, her older sister, Steph, discovered she was pregnant and had a son. When Steph's son was six years old, the biological father (who was now married and had other children) contacted Steph and offered to raise the child with his wife. Wendy saw how Steph had a very difficult decision to make. After careful consideration for her son's future, Steph decided to give parental rights to the couple. Although the decision was difficult, Steph's son was able to grow up in a house with two half brothers, a stay-at-home mom and many school years playing sports in a quiet community. Her son has since gone to college and recently got married. Today, Steph and her son have a very close relationship and keep in touch often.

Five years after her son's adoption, Wendy learned her sister was pregnant with her second child, a daughter. Steph knew this time that adoption was the right choice. Wendy understood the circumstances, and agreed that adoption was the best choice for both mother and child. Steph's daughter also had a happy and healthy childhood. Steph reconnected with her daughter as a teenager, and has stayed in contact. Wendy has seen, with both of her sister's adoptions, the happiness that adoption can bring to all involved.

Our Lifestyle

A Night at the Theatre

Our lifestyle is adventurous and relaxing. We enjoy exploring new places, events, and cultures. Part of the enjoyment to the destination is the path to reach it, by way of car, plane, or boat, since you come across surprises in change of landscape, weather or plans.

When not being adventurous on vacation or weekends we like to see musicals at the many local theaters. There is always a variety of shows to choose from throughout the year. Each year we support the local theater's youth program called "Rising Star." The program enables many young people interested in theater training during the summer.

We really enjoy down time at home most weekends. We enjoy playing a board game, watching new movies and catching up with family. Nathan loves to cook and Wendy enjoys crafts. Sometimes Nathan's parents will come to our house for dinner. No matter what task we are doing, or where we are, we enjoy the time we have to spend with each other. In the end, our time together, and time with family is the most important to us.

Cultural Diversity

We are both curious people, and like to learn about the world. We have friends and coworkers from many different cultures, China, Haiti, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Columbia, Italy, Ethiopia, Iran, Pakistan and others.

Occasionally, Nathan has to travel for work, and when he does, he tries to learn some of the local language and their customs to fit in better and be respectful of their ways of life.

When we have a child, we will definitely expose them to other cultures, especially if their heritage is different than our own. If that happens, we will learn more about that culture, and celebrate some of its holidays with our child, share some of the culture's language, eat some of the cultures food, and keep it in all of our lives. The differences in all of us make the world an interesting place to live, and we can all learn from each other.

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Photos

At the Seattle Waterfront
At the Seattle Waterfront
Exploring the Hoh Rainforest in Washington
Exploring the Hoh Rainforest in Washington
Game Night With Friends
Game Night With Friends
Picking Lavender
Picking Lavender
Walking Down the Sleeping Bear Dunes
Walking Down the Sleeping Bear Dunes
Enjoying a Hike
Enjoying a Hike
Selfie in Front of Hagrid at the Funko Headquarters
Selfie in Front of Hagrid at the Funko Headquarters
Fun With Family in Colorado
Fun With Family in Colorado
At the Coves in Cape Flattery, Washington
At the Coves in Cape Flattery, Washington
We Love Exploring New Places Together
We Love Exploring New Places Together
Wendy at the Delta Works Dam in the Netherlands
Wendy at the Delta Works Dam in the Netherlands
Walking Highline Park in New York City
Walking Highline Park in New York City
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At the Seattle Waterfront
At the Seattle Waterfront
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Exploring the Hoh Rainforest in Washington
Exploring the Hoh Rainforest in Washington
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Game Night With Friends
Game Night With Friends
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Picking Lavender
Picking Lavender
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Walking Down the Sleeping Bear Dunes
Walking Down the Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Enjoying a Hike
Enjoying a Hike
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Selfie in Front of Hagrid at the Funko Headquarters
Selfie in Front of Hagrid at the Funko Headquarters
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Fun With Family in Colorado
Fun With Family in Colorado
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At the Coves in Cape Flattery, Washington
At the Coves in Cape Flattery, Washington
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We Love Exploring New Places Together
We Love Exploring New Places Together
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Wendy at the Delta Works Dam in the Netherlands
Wendy at the Delta Works Dam in the Netherlands
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Walking Highline Park in New York City
Walking Highline Park in New York City

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in western Washington state, the Evergreen State, in a quiet suburb on a street ending in a cul-de-sac. Our house is split level with a finished basement and standard windows to view the yard. We have four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Our backyard view is a beautiful expansive undeveloped, protected forest. One of our favorite rooms is the living room where we can enjoy full sun streaming through our three tall windows and view our garden area and lawn. There are a few young children in our neighborhood and many parks near our house.

Many parks have coastal water views with naval ships occasionally in the background. A park down the road from us has quarterly publications of many child activities including swimming, gymnastics, soccer and a few preschool classes with arts, crafts, songs and games. There is also an annual animal farm where everyone can pet and brush a few animals.

Our Extended Families

With Wendy's Parents & Sister

Nathan has a younger brother, Jon, and Wendy has an older sister, Steph. Jon is recently married, and hasn't started a family yet. Steph has two children who she placed for adoption when they were young. In recent years, both children have reconnected with her, and she is extremely happy with the life they each have been given.

Nathan's Parents

Nathan's parents were so excited when they were told we were adopting, that they moved from Michigan to Washington to be with their future grandchild. Wendy's mother lives in Florida with her sister, her father in Arkansas, and her Step-mother in Indiana.

Nathan's Grandmother on his mother's side is still living, and that is the side of the family who we spend most of our holiday's with. Prior to having a child, we would always spend Christmas in Virginia at Nathan's Grandpa's cottage or in Michigan.

We love traveling as a family and visiting new places. A couple years ago, a few of us went to Europe for two weeks.

Everyone we have told about our plan to adopt has been excited and supportive of us.

From Us to You

We are Wendy and Nathan and we are grateful to you for taking the time to look at our profile and read this letter.

We met each other later in life, and knew very soon after we were married that we wanted to have a family. We met six years ago and were married four years ago. For the past three years we have been trying to have a child. For two of those years we underwent infertility treatments. Twice we have thought, "Yes, this is it!" But twice we suffered a loss. Before we had even started the treatments, we started discussing adoption as an option for our future. We knew we wanted to raise children, even if we could not conceive. We now know that adoption is the path we are meant to be on and we are so excited to see where this journey takes us!

We want to raise a child to share our knowledge and experience with. To show them the world and the good that is in it. We enjoy travelling and going on little adventures, going to areas around our state and around the country, when we can, to find hidden gems. A couple weekends ago we went to the western-most point in the continental United States. Being on sandy beaches, watching the waves and seeing the forest behind us at the same time was quite a beautiful sight. We are both very curious people and like to learn about all kinds new things. We hope to pass on that love of learning to our child.

We live in a great part of the country, Western Washington state. There are beautiful mountains, lush forests, and water all around for experiencing nature. We enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors. The metropolis of Seattle is nearby for art, culture, and sporting events. We especially enjoy going to musicals in the many theaters around.

We live in one of the best school districts in the state, with a lot of diversity. We live on a quiet street with a greenbelt behind the house. Wendy keeps a garden in the backyard and loves to feed the birds. There is a lot of wildlife that hangs out back there. Our cats especially like watching the squirrels run around chasing each other in the backyard and waiting for birds to drop nuts.

If you choose us as adoptive parents, we want you to know that you will be a part of our family, too. We will send letters and photos of your child to keep you updated on how they are growing. We are open to having email communication, and even some visits with the child.

We hope you will consider us to be the parents of your child. This would make us very happy, and allow us to grow our family and make our dreams come true. Every single person we have told about our decision to adopt a child has been so supportive and happy for us. We are so excited for the next step in this journey to become a family.

Thank you for considering us,

Nathan & Wendy

Favorites

Nathan
Wendy
Actor
Ryan Reynolds
Actress
Charlize Theron
Milla Jovovich
Animal
Capybara
Author
Terry Pratchett
Book
The Thief of Time
Contact by Carl Sagan
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Take 5 (pretzel, caramel, peanut & peanut butter filled chocolate)
Cartoon
Bugs Bunny
Mighty Mouse
Childhood Memory
Disney World for first time
Childhood Toy
Micro Machines
Care Bears
Children's Book
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate
City
New York City
London, England
Classic Movie
Trouble in Paradise
Roman Holiday (1953) with Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck
Color
Green
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Key Lime Pie
Disney Movie
Zootopia
Finding Dory
Dream Car
Tesla Model S
Dream Vacation
Australia/New Zealand
Venice, Italy
Family Activity
Board Games
Flower / Plant
Star Jasmine
Food
Chocolate
Caesar salad
Form of Exercise
Hiking
Walking
Fruit
McIntosh Apples
Watermelon
Game
Ticket to Ride
Solitaire
Hobby
Board Games
Crochet
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Sleigh Ride
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Driving as a family to look at Christmas lights
Families gathering in one city to share Christmas
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cherry Garcia
Junk Food
Chocolate
Cheeto Puffs
Leisure Activity
Watching Movies
Reading books on History facts
Magazine
Mental Floss
People
Memory with Spouse
Trip to Japan
Our Honeymoon
Movie
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Contact with Jodie Foster
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Type
Comedy
Science Fiction/Comedy/Action
Musical
Les Miserables
Mary Poppins
Nursery Rhyme
Hey Diddle Diddle
Twinkle twinkle
Olympic Event
Biathlon
Personal Hero
My Dad
My stepmother
Play
MacBeth
Les Miserables
Poet
Oscar Wilde
Quality about my Spouse
Always thinking of others
Compassion for everyone
Sandwich
French Dip
Club
Shopping Store
Best Buy
Song
Bohemian Rhapsody
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Sports Team
Detroit Pistons
Subject in School
Orchestra
Art
Superhero
Spider-Man
Gamora
Thing to Cook
Steak
Ginger cookies with lemon icing
Time of Day
Late Afternoon
Afternoon
TV Show
Arrested Development
Timeless
TV Show Character
Homer Simpson
Type of Music
Classic Rock
Rock/Pop
Vacation Spot
Grandpa's Cottage in Virginia
Disneyland
Video Game
The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time
Mario

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