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Nick & Emily
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the gift of adoption possible and taking the time to read our profile. We cannot wait to be parents and provide a loving home to this child. Choosing us to be the mother and father of your child would mean everything to us. We hope that you consider us and we look forward to welcoming a new member to our family.
Why We Chose Adoption
Our path to choosing adoption started with the unfortunate loss of our son during pregnancy in the fall of 2017. This was an extremely difficult time for the two of us and we took the next year to process this loss.
Unfortunately, Emily also had ongoing health issues resulting from the pregnancy complications and subsequently had to have a hysterectomy. After this procedure, we both had to consider what the next steps were for us to begin our family. We considered surrogacy, however after a couple of meetings and several discussions together, we both felt that this was not the right choice for us.
After much soul searching and deliberation, we began to research adoption and quickly became excited with the possibilities it provided. We reached out to other couples who have gone through the adoption process, all of whom had wonderful stories to share about their adoption journey. We knew then that adoption was the right path for us and we are so excited about the possibility of becoming parents!
We would describe our lifestyle as a good mix of staying active while still enjoying our leisure time. We both love spending time outdoors and we live in an area that offers a multitude of parks, hiking trails, and great outdoor views. We regularly walk our dogs around our neighborhood and local parks to stay active.
We also have a shared interest in sports, concerts, and movies. We love cheering on our favorite team, the Blues, and we try to attend several games every season. We also enjoy going to see our favorite bands play live at various venues around the city and we occasionally travel to see concerts. When we feel like relaxing together, we love cozying up on the couch and watching movies and TV shows.
As far as hobbies, Nick grew up playing hockey and still plays in a men's league. He also enjoys playing the guitar. Emily loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes which keeps our meals exciting. Emily did grow up playing soccer and still likes to play this with our dog Molly, who will retrieve all day long.
Overall, we just enjoy spending time together. On days off, we pretty much do everything together from morning coffee to grocery shopping to cooking dinner. We cannot wait to share our favorite pastimes with a child.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Nick About Emily: A quality that Nick admires in Emily is how thoughtful and caring she is to friends, family, and everyone involved in our lives. She takes a genuine interest in others and does everything she can to make others happy. Emily is very motherly and watching her around kids is an absolute joy. It will be exciting to see Emily snuggled up on the couch with a baby reading her favorite children's book. Furthermore, she has a wonderful sense of humor, and she always has a way to incorporate a goofy joke that gets me to smile. Emily has shown great strength and resilience after the loss of our son. It was an unbearable time, but she demonstrated the ability to weather life's difficult challenges. She is a stronger person for having experienced tough times and has emerged as an individual with the ability to face life's many roadblocks.
Emily About Nick: Emily loves Nick's spontaneous sense of humor! He always knows when to chime in with a hilarious 'movie quote' or funny quirk to get a room laughing. Emily admires how sensitive, understanding and loving he is. Nick has the most gentle heart and makes a wise, loving, and considerate spouse. During the loss of our son, Nick would never leave my side, provided a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to hold. While Nick was struggling with this terrible loss, he was doing whatever he could to be the rock that Emily needed.
Our House and Neighborhood
We recently built our home in a brand new neighborhood. It is an open concept home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Our favorite places in our home would be our kitchen/family room and the patio because we enjoy dining, entertaining, and watching movies together.
Our neighborhood offers scenic walking/biking trails, a community lake, a playground, a dog park, and public pavilions which encourages being active and socializing with neighbors. Our neighborhood is very family-oriented and has lots of children. It is also known for showing its holiday spirit. Halloween is a highlight of the year. Children of all ages dress up and go trick-or-treating through the area.
We are also located in one of our state's top school districts, and a brand new elementary school was just built in our neighborhood. It will be perfect for walking to school!
Our community has a historic main street that offers great restaurants, ice cream parlors, and family-owned shops. The town hosts several festivals throughout the year that include live music, carnivals, festivals, and great food. We are members of the community pool that includes a water playground for children. When the kids are older, there is a local theme park that offers thrilling rides and a water park.
Our Extended Families
We feel fortunate to have such loving and supportive families. Both sides are so excited about this process and are always asking about updates as we progress through this journey.
Emily is the youngest of three with two older brothers, and Nick is the youngest of three brothers.
We spend all of our holidays locally since most of our families live near us. Traditionally we have Thanksgiving at Emily's parent's house with family in town. There is usually a crowd in the kitchen snacking on food and catching up while the others are watching the football game in the family room. Then the whole family gathers when dinner is ready to be served. We celebrate Christmas in the morning together before meeting Emily's family for brunch at their house. We then host Nick's family where we can watch all of our nieces and nephews open presents from Santa. Emily always prepares a delicious egg casserole and french toast for the family and then we gather around the dining room table to share stories and eat a wonderful meal. We have a yearly tradition of attending the local symphony orchestra to listen to our favorite Christmas music with our family.
From Us to You
We are writing to you today as two people who are excited and hopeful to be parents. We have gone through a lot these past two years after losing our son at 22 weeks of pregnancy. There were several complications during the pregnancy and more that continued for a year after our loss. This ultimately led to Emily requiring a hysterectomy. Since we are unable to have children of our own, you may be the one to fulfill our dream of starting a family.
It has been a very hard road for both of us, but we are determined to not let what has happened to us define our future. In spite of everything that we have been through, we know that we have so much love to give to a child. We want you to know that if you choose us as adoptive parents of your child, we would provide them a wonderful life. This child will know every day how much he or she is loved unconditionally. We will be committed to providing this child every opportunity to succeed in life. We both are fortunate to have been brought up with strong role models and family values in our lives and we are excited to provide that to our kids in the future.
We understand that this is a big decision for you and we just want to let you know that we are so fortunate that you are even considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We do want to let you know that we are interested in sharing details with you as this child grows up with us. As we go through this journey, we are open to communication preferences, including letters, photos, and emails. We would really like to develop a good relationship with you in that you could play an important part in this child's life.
We have been a couple since 2002 after meeting at a local restaurant right after high school graduation. A year after meeting, Nick went away to college for four years. While this was a big change, we were able to make it through a long-distance relationship and come out of it with a stronger bond. We became engaged in 2009 on a cruise and got married in 2011 in Colorado. Since we first met, we have been inseparable and truly enjoy spending our time together. We love outdoor activities, hanging with family and friends, trying new places, and we so look forward to sharing these moments with a child. This child will also be welcomed by our extended family, and of course, our three dogs who all have loving, gentle personalities and have proven wonderful with kids.
We really can't say it enough, but we are so thankful and appreciative that you are taking the time to consider us as you read our profile. We know that this is not an easy decision for you, but please understand how much of an impact this decision would mean to hopeful parents like us. We want you to know that this little boy or girl will be loved very much and we will do everything in our power to provide this child with a life full of joy and happiness!
Nick & Emily
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