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T.D. & Lisa

We haven't met you, but we already have the utmost respect and love for you. We are grateful that you might give us the opportunity to be parents. Should you choose us, your child will be raised with unconditional love and support. We will dance in the kitchen and sing loudly in the car. We will love and protect them. Most importantly, we will make sure they know always that you love them.

About Us

Professional Golf Coach
Communications Director
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Legally Married

What it Means to be Parents

We Can't Wait to Add a Child to Our Family!

We have talked about having children since we started dating in high school. Lisa worked in a children’s clothing store in high school and into college, and we would pick out clothes together there for our future children. We’ve been collecting clothes and toys and reading books about parenting ever since. To have the opportunity to be parents means the world to us because we intend to be amazing parents.

As we get closer to completing the initial phase of our adoption journey, we are becoming more and more excited each day. We talk a lot about how we want to raise a child and the values we want to teach them, like honesty, integrity and kindness. We talk about our roles as parents and the importance of modeling positive behavior and traits. We both value education and want to instill a love of learning and reading. We talk about introducing them to a variety of social activities, like arts and sports so they can discover their personal talents. We’ll love cheering them on in wherever their interests lead them!

Most of all, we’ll love spending lots quality time together. We have an abundance of love for each other and we can’t wait to share that love with a child.

Our Leisure Time

Sightseeing in Milan

We love traveling! Lisa has had the amazing opportunity to travel to her mother’s home country of Ecuador and explore much of what that beautiful country has to offer. Because of Lisa’s experience, we love to travel and try to take an international trip each year.

Our most recent trips include Mexico City, Rome and Copenhagen. We also recently completed a cross-country trip starting in Arizona, visiting El Paso, Austin, New Orleans, Montgomery, Atlanta and Asheville, N.C. We look forward to sharing an appreciation for international travel with our child because it promotes understanding of other cultures and reminds us to have gratitude for our life in the United States.

We also enjoy playing and watching golf. T.D. grew up playing golf with his dad and grandfather and he has fond memories of playing in golf tournaments as a child. His love of golf grew into a career of teaching golf. Golf is a unique sport because you spend many hours playing outdoors which allows for deep conversation and quality time spent together. We both look forward to sharing that experience with a child.

Discussing Adoption

We intend to be very open in discussing adoption. We believe it is a blessing for us to be able to start a family in this manner. Children need a strong sense of identity and we want them be proud of their heritage. As they begin to ask questions, we will answer their questions with love and patience. We believe that a person’s identity is made up of so many people and factors. We want them to know that there are so many people who love them and who want the absolute best for their future. We want them to know that they have and always will be loved, especially by those that gave them the most important gift of all - life.



So in Love
So in Love
At Our Goddaughter's Graduation
At Our Goddaughter's Graduation
Road Trip!
Road Trip!
Fun with Friends
Fun with Friends
Celebrating T.D.'s Sister's Marriage
Celebrating T.D.'s Sister's Marriage
T.D. & His Dad
T.D. & His Dad
Visiting Red Rocks in Denver with Family
Visiting Red Rocks in Denver with Family
Lisa with Her Best Friend
Lisa with Her Best Friend
Catching a Baseball Game with Our Goddaughter
Catching a Baseball Game with Our Goddaughter
Babysitting Newborn Twins
Babysitting Newborn Twins
Coaching Students at a Tournament
Coaching Students at a Tournament
Visiting D.C. with the Dogs
Visiting D.C. with the Dogs
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So in Love
So in Love
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At Our Goddaughter's Graduation
At Our Goddaughter's Graduation
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Road Trip!
Road Trip!
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Fun with Friends
Fun with Friends
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Celebrating T.D.'s Sister's Marriage
Celebrating T.D.'s Sister's Marriage
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T.D. & His Dad
T.D. & His Dad
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Visiting Red Rocks in Denver with Family
Visiting Red Rocks in Denver with Family
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Lisa with Her Best Friend
Lisa with Her Best Friend
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Catching a Baseball Game with Our Goddaughter
Catching a Baseball Game with Our Goddaughter
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Babysitting Newborn Twins
Babysitting Newborn Twins
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Coaching Students at a Tournament
Coaching Students at a Tournament
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Visiting D.C. with the Dogs
Visiting D.C. with the Dogs

Our Extended Families

Lisa with Her Sister & Nephew

We have a very unique and diverse family. Lisa’s mother is from Ecuador and her father is Italian-American. T.D’s family is a mix of races and cultures. Between the both of us, we have four sisters and three brothers. We’re very close to all our siblings and enjoy spending lots of time together.

Lisa’s sister lives on the west coast. We visit often to spend time with our only nephew who we adore and love to spoil! We’re very close to him and FaceTime regularly. Lisa’s brother lives nearby and we get together regularly to enjoy a meal or play games.

T.D.'s Family at His Sister's Wedding

TD’s sisters live in the Northeast. Two of them live in New York City and have the most creative careers. One of them is a professional dancer and was recently cast in a Broadway show. The other is a successful model and travels around the world to really cool places for fashion shoots. We get together for holidays and several times throughout the year.

T.D.’s mom, dad and grandmother live nearby. We enjoy cooking family dinners with them. They are so excited to share in our adoption journey. This would be their first grandchild and they can’t wait to shower him or her with affection!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We grew up and now live in North Carolina. Shortly after we were married we moved to New York City for a couple of great jobs, but we quickly realized how much we missed our community and moved back to our home town.

We purchased the house that we live in several years ago and have been able to remodel it from the ceilings to the floor. Our home has three bedrooms and a playroom. Since we knew we wanted kids, we have several rooms with chalkboard walls and when our friends bring their kids over, we have fun drawing with them on our walls. Last year, we decided to make our house a ‘smart house’ and connected all of our lights to our Amazon Alexa devices.

Our Local Playground

Our city has so many fun places to go and things to experience. Almost everything is within walking distance or just a short drive away. Down the street from us is a large neighborhood club with a pool, tennis courts and two golf courses. They have an annual Fourth of July cookout that has a massive fireworks display.

Our favorite activity is biking on our city’s miles of greenways. It’s the perfect escape and a great way to explore our community. And on the weekends, we love visiting our community’s farmers market and picking up fresh corn, strawberries and flowers.

From Us to You

We are forever grateful that you might give us the opportunity to be parents. We are in awe of your strength and we want to learn more about your journey and your hopes and dreams for yourself and your child.

We have an abundance of love to share, and we hope to be able to show you that we are dedicated to being great parents. We’ve always known that we wanted to be parents. We started dating in high school, and even back then we would talk about what type of parents we aspired to be. Because we are high school sweethearts, we married when we were young and have been married and in love for over 15 years!

Together we’ve made our life decisions with a family in mind. We bought a house with a playroom in a neighborhood close to good schools. We established careers that would allow us to provide a good life for our family. We’ve worked hard and have been able to build a wonderful life. We’re so ready to share that life with a child.

T.D.’s built his career teaching and coaching junior golf. Coaching golf for T.D. isn’t just about the sport. It’s also about teaching children life skills and values. His students learn to have integrity in their sport and in their life. He teaches them to be leaders and encourages them to excel in all areas of their life. He recently started his own business so that he could have the flexibility in his schedule to dedicate to raising a child.

Lisa holds a leadership position in one of the largest school districts in the U.S. Her job is demanding, but flexible and family-friendly. She works hard and takes pride in being a “girl boss”. She wants to show girls everywhere that with hard work and perseverance they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

As we write this, we cannot imagine all of the thoughts running through your mind and how you might be feeling. We want you to know that we respect your need to maintain contact and have information about your child’s life. We are open to creating an open relationship that is comfortable for everyone.

Should you pick us, your child will be raised with unconditional love and support. They will be the priority in our lives. Your child will have every opportunity in life to explore their interests and discover their passions. They will be surrounded by the love of friends and family. They will have an army of aunts and uncles who will spoil them. We will teach them to be good people. We are committed to leading them by example and holding ourselves to the highest standards so that we are providing them a model on how to live a life of integrity. We will teach them to be kind, compassionate and have empathy for others. We will show them how to be a good friend, neighbor and member of their community.

Most importantly, we will make sure your child knows always how much you love them. We want them to be proud of their adoption story and all the parts that make them unique and special. They will know that they came from love and will always be loved. We will celebrate you and we hope to be able to share our lives with you through letters, photos and visits.

Thank you for taking time to consider us to be your child’s parents.

With love and respect,

T.D. & Lisa


Denzel Washington
Ryan Reynolds
Nia Long
Emma Stone
W.E.B. Dubois
Maya Angelou
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Candy Bar
Heath bar
Kit Kat
Childhood Memory
Riding my big-wheel
Going on road trips with my family and singing in the car
Childhood Toy
G.I. Joe
Children's Book
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible Very-Bad Day
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible Very-Bad Day
Classic Movie
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Rose Gold
Day of Week
Disney Movie
Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Tesla SUV
Range Rover
Dream Job
My job!
My job!
Dream Vacation
Family Activity
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Holiday Song
Jingle Bells
Baby, it's cold outside
Holiday Tradition
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Opening presents
Ice Cream
Heath Bar Crunch
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
French Fries
French fries
Leisure Activity
Watching Sports
Watching reality t.v.
Golf Digest
Memory with a Child
Playing video games with Lisa's cousin
Going to the beach with my goddaughter
Memory with Spouse
Vacation at to the beach while we were in college.
Vacation at to the beach while we were in college.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Movie Munchie
Caramel Popcorn
Caramel Popcorn
Movie Type
Romantic Comedies
Fiddler on the Roof
Musical Group
The Roots
Nursery Rhyme
Row Your Boat
Un Elefante Se Balanceaba (Spanish nursery rhyme)
Olympic Event
200 meters
Personal Hero
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Langston Hughes
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her kindness
His sense of humor
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Hot Ham & Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.
Psalm 46:5 God is within her, she will not fall
Shopping Store
Them Changes by Thundercat
9-5 by Dolly Parton
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
College Basketball
College Basketball
Sports Star
Lebron James
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Duke Basketball
Duke Basketball
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Steak on the Grill
Time of Day
Steak for thanksgiving dinner Instead of Turkey
Opening up one present on Christmas eve before church
TV Show
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Ms. Pac Man

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