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Greg & Nathalie

Thank you reading our profile. To adopt a child is something we have wanted for a long time. We hope you will see in us parents who want to love and cherish a child with all of our hearts. To be your child's parents would be the greatest gift. We humbly hope you will consider us and look forward the journey that lies ahead.

About Us

Greg
Nathalie
Job
Lawyer
Education/Literacy specialist
Education
Law Degree
Master's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Cultural Diversity

Nathalie With Congolese Colleagues

We currently live in beautiful Tanzania, Africa. Greg is a foreign service officer and Nathalie works for an international education non-profit. For a lot of our adult lives, we've lived or worked overseas. Through this, we've had the privilege of creating cherished relationships with our colleagues and getting to know and appreciate the traditions and cultures different from our own.

Nathalie grew up in a French household and her parents strove to maintain the traditions and values of French culture. As a result of these experiences, we've come to value celebrating cultural diversity. We are committed to hold true to this as we learn more about our adoptive child's background, and as we share our own and our community's cultural backgrounds, we've come to deeply value.

As parents, we view one of our mains roles to be providers of enriching and educational experiences for our future child. We believe education doesn't just mean school but also means acquiring practical skills and learning about oneself, others, and the world. Since we are a foreign service family, our child will have the opportunity to live and experience several different countries and cultures. In these countries, we will also ensure our child is enrolled in the best international schools. We will also save for their college fund so they will have stress-free access to college.

Our Leisure Time

Sailing

In our leisure time, we like to stay active. Greg enjoys sailing and doing projects. Last year, he spent a weekend building a Christmas tree out of wood scraps to spruce up the Christmas décor in the house. He finds enjoyment in the process of creating, building, and achieving things. He also likes to cook big meals for family and friends to enjoy.

Nathalie enjoys all things active. Most recently, she's joined a mixed touch rugby team, learned to surf, and taken up distance swimming in the Indian Ocean. She also tutors children from the American embassy community who struggle with reading. During her downtime, she enjoys catching up with friends and family back home, playing with the dogs, and enjoying the yummy meals that Greg cooks for us.

We look forward to sharing our hobbies and activities with our child.

How We Met

Our Wedding

We met in 2009 while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Greg was a volunteer attorney for the Human Rights Office at the United Nations and Nathalie was working on an education project. We met at a friend's birthday party. From then on, we spent our weekends exploring the country together—visiting national parks, trying new and interesting foods, and getting to know people we'd stay in touch with till this day. Our shared passion for our work, exploring new places, and meeting new people sparked our relationship. We've continued to share these values ever since.

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Traveling to a Friend's Wedding in Uganda
Traveling to a Friend's Wedding in Uganda
On the Slopes
On the Slopes
Celebrating the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy
Celebrating the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy
A Relaxing Day at the Beach
A Relaxing Day at the Beach
On Vacation in Paris
On Vacation in Paris
Nathalie Surfing
Nathalie Surfing
Christmas at Home in Tanzania
Christmas at Home in Tanzania
Greg at the Helm in a Sailboat Race
Greg at the Helm in a Sailboat Race
Reading With Our Nieces
Reading With Our Nieces
Greg Holding His Best Friend's Baby
Greg Holding His Best Friend's Baby
Hiking in Taningira park
Hiking in Taningira park
Monday Evening Rugby
Monday Evening Rugby
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Traveling to a Friend's Wedding in Uganda
Traveling to a Friend's Wedding in Uganda
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On the Slopes
On the Slopes
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Celebrating the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy
Celebrating the Fourth of July at the U.S. Embassy
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A Relaxing Day at the Beach
A Relaxing Day at the Beach
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On Vacation in Paris
On Vacation in Paris
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Nathalie Surfing
Nathalie Surfing
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Christmas at Home in Tanzania
Christmas at Home in Tanzania
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Greg at the Helm in a Sailboat Race
Greg at the Helm in a Sailboat Race
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Reading With Our Nieces
Reading With Our Nieces
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Greg Holding His Best Friend's Baby
Greg Holding His Best Friend's Baby
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Hiking in Taningira park
Hiking in Taningira park
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Monday Evening Rugby
Monday Evening Rugby

Our House and Neighborhood

In Front of Our Home

We live in a quiet and safe neighborhood in the capital of Tanzania. Every morning and evening, we take our two dogs on walks around the neighborhood or to the beach nearby.

We also spend a lot of time at the nearby Beach Club where many of our American and international friends with young children often go to play on the beach, at the pool or on the playground. Greg loves to sail his boat there and Nathalie enjoys swimming in the ocean.

Walking the Dogs at the Beach

We attend a lot of U.S. embassy events, many of which are family friendly! There is an annual July 4th celebration and Greg always helps to organize the kid's activities.

Our home is a beautiful two-story home with 3 bedrooms and a large living room, dining room, and kitchen. We love spending time in the living room where we reconnect at the end the day, play with our dogs, strum our guitars, read, or talk. We have a front yard with tropical fruit trees and some garden boxes we've planted. There is also a large front porch where Greg is always working on a project like building himself a surf board.

Our Extended Families

Christmas With Family

We currently live overseas. Fortunately, this doesn't keep us from spending quality time with our families. We go back to the U.S. once a year, at Christmas or over the summer to see family and friends. As a treat last Christmas, Greg rented a big house in the mountains for his side of the family. For three days, they played games, cooked and ate good food, lounged by the fire, and enjoyed each other's company.

In Zanzibar With Our Niece

When Nathalie is with her family, they are always buzzing with activity. They go on long walks in nature, cook, and invite old friends over for yummy food. As a Christmas tradition, every member of the family brings an activity they've planned for everyone to do. It could be a science experiment, an art project, a song to perform, or an outdoor activity.

Our families also come see us! Recently, we had our 14-year old niece come visit us. What a treat it was to show her Tanzania!

We also video chat, text, or call our family often. We are so thankful for technology as staying in good touch with our family is very important to us.

From Us to You

Hello,

We're Greg and Nathalie, and we are honored that you took the time to read our profile. We hope it's helped you get to know us a little more, and we look forward to the possibility of getting to know you. We deeply respect the magnitude of the choice you are making.

We've been married for a little over two years but have been together for ten. Adoption is something we've talked about since we began dating. After taking the time to start our careers, we're excited to finally begin the journey and to share our lives and love with a child.

We are an active couple who love to try new things, travel, and spend time with the people we love. Through our travels, we have built a supportive community of people from across the world. We're excited to include a child in our community and family, and the people we love are excited to meet that child, too.

Greg is a creative thinker. For any problem that arises, he always seems to have a solution. And, if he doesn't have a solution, he'll think about it until he does. Greg is also generous with his time and skills. He gets people excited about trying new activities like back-country camping or sailboat racing. He then gives them the support they need to have fun and succeed.

Nathalie is a motivator and a hard worker. She enjoys taking on challenges in her work and likes to stay active. She also deeply values the people in her life and takes the time to connect with them, despite distance and time differences.

We're also looking forward to sharing our hobbies and traditions with your child. Greg is particularly excited to share his passion for learning, and to teach your child new skills, like cooking, building, and crafting things. Nathalie is looking forward to teaching your child to speak French and sharing her French heritage. She is also excited to share her enthusiasm for singing and outdoor adventures like hiking, camping, and swimming.

In addition to our hobbies, we are committed to offering your child lifelong love, support, educational opportunities and experiences to grow and become their own compassionate, confident, and curious person.

As your child grows, we will make sure to send you regular photos and letters. We also want your child to continue to learn and know about you. We recognize that you may wish to have more or less contact, and we are happy to work with you to determine the level of openness you are comfortable with. We live overseas, but we are wholeheartedly committed to staying in close touch with family and friends back home. We'd apply the same to you while respecting your level of desire for contact. We look forward to working together to provide your child with a healthy, fulfilling, and happy life.

We cannot thank you enough for giving us the gift of becoming parents. We cannot wait to be loving parents to your child.

Love,

Greg & Nathalie

Favorites

Greg
Nathalie
Actor
Tom Hanks
Morgan Freeman
Actress
Meryl Streep
Emma Watson
Animal
Otter
Dog
Author
John Steinbeck
Elizabeth Gilbert
Book
Tortilla Flat
Eat, Pray, Love
Candy Bar
Butterfinger
Snickers
Cartoon
Simpsons
Duck tales
Childhood Memory
Little League
Playing made-up games with my sisters
Childhood Toy
Lincoln Logs
Mr. Potato Head
Children's Book
Go Dog Go
Go dog go
City
San Francisco
Washington, DC
Classic Movie
Dr Strangelove
The Sound of Music
Color
Yellow
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Lava Cake
Tiramisu
Disney Movie
Lion King
The Lion King
Dream Car
Land Rover Series 2 Convertible
1996 Volvo
Dream Job
Celebrity Chef
Literacy specialist
Dream Vacation
Patagonia
Hiking a national park
Family Activity
Karaoke
Camping, hiking, biking
Flower / Plant
Azelea
peonies
Food
Pasta
French food
Form of Exercise
Swimming
Swimming
Fruit
Pink Lady Apple
Raspberry
Game
Apples to Apples
Clue
Hobby
Sailing
Singing & Reading
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Winter Wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
Holiday Tradition
Bouche de Noel
Family activities (everyone brings an activity to share--art, a joke, an outing)
Ice Cream
Salted Caramel
Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia
Junk Food
Crunchy Cheetos
Tortilla Chips
Leisure Activity
Guitar
Surfing
Magazine
The Economist
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Sailboat race with my niece
making up elaborate scenarios to play with my mom's daycare kids
Memory with Spouse
Camping in Congo
biking around Germany
Movie
Princess Bride
Office Space
Movie Munchie
Buttered Popcorn
ice cream
Movie Quote
You're going to need a bigger boat.
There's no place like home. The Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
Adventure
Comedy
Musical
Hamilton
Rent
Musical Group
Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Spice Girls
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Hickory Hickory Dock
Olympic Event
Downhill Skiing
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Eric Holder
MLK
Play
King Lear
The diary of Anne Frank
Poet
Allen Ginsberg
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Grit
Creative
Quote
There is nothing permanent except change.
The ultimate measure of a [wo]man is not where [s]he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where [s]he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -MLK
Restaurant
La Tupina
Mexican
Sandwich
Taco
Tuna melt
Scripture
Ecclesiastes
"Do as you would be done" (Matt. 7:12)
Shopping Store
Kohl's
Second hand stores
Song
Southern Cross
Spice World
Sport to Play
Touch Rugby
Rugby
Sport to Watch
Soccer
Rugby
Sports Star
Megan Rapinoe
Simone Biles
Sports Team
US Women's National Soccer Team
US Women's Soccer team
Subject in School
History
English
Superhero
Thor
Thor
Thing to Cook
Roast Chicken
Indian curry
Time of Day
Late Afternoon
Morning
Tradition
Big Thanksgiving dinners
Epiphany (King's day)
TV Show
Arrested Development
New Girl
TV Show Character
George Oscar Bluth
Sheldon Cooper
Type of Music
Bluegrass
Pop Rock
Vacation Spot
Maine
Anywhere I can bike or hike
Video Game
Super Mario 3
Mario Kart

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