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Skip & Morgan

We are a loving, adventurous, quirky couple looking to share our lives with a wonderful child. We view the world as a place to learn, explore, and love. We know that you have by now looked at many profiles but we hope you take the time to read ours and learn what makes us unique and a great set of potential parents. Hopefully you'll agree.

About Us

Skip
Morgan
Job
Senior Specialist - Network Support
Systems Analyst & Developer
Education
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Skip Loves Scuba Diving

We travel extensively, whether it's riding a double decker bus through London, digging for quartz crystals in Hot Springs, or snorkeling with sea turtles in the Cayman Islands we’re always looking for new unique experiences that build lifelong memories.

We also love to spend time with our family and friends. This can involve some kind of potluck and board games or going out to a local festival. These are always low key get togethers and more and more often are starting to involve children. Many of our friends are just now having their first child or are actively planning for them. We are all excited by the thought of our children growing up together.

Morgan loves to craft. Her passions include photography, sewing, paper crafts, and mixed media sculpture. She is also an avid cook and baker and is always trying out new recipes. Skip loves to work with his hands. He also loves to work on his Jeep with his dad making various modifications for future off-road adventures. Skip also scuba dives and skis. We can't wait to share our hobbies with a child!

Our Pets

Leeloo All Snuggled Up

We are a family of animal lovers. Currently we have two dogs, a Lab mix named Dewey and a Boston Terrier named Leeloo. We also have two chinchillas named Rocket and Sweet Pea. We love our dogs and they are an important part of our family. Bringing them into our lives has taught us patience, understanding, and how to be responsible for the life of another.

We honestly cannot imagine our lives without Dewey and Leeloo. Dewey often goes on errands with Skip and Leeloo is just a loving cuddle monster. Nothing makes us happier than coming home, seeing their excited faces, and cuddling on the couch to unwind after work. Leeloo and Dewey have both proven to be very popular with the other children in our family and it isn't uncommon to see them playing together around the holidays. We believe every child should have a pet growing up. They teach you empathy for another in a way that no human can really do, and they are pure love.

Discussing Adoption

When making the decision to adopt we began reading and researching this topic extensively. We wanted to know how adoption has affected both adopters and adoptees so that we could best meet our child's needs. What we found echoed what we both believed in our hearts, that complete honesty and transparency was critical. All relationships are based on trust and nothing would erode that more quickly than a lack of honesty between us and our future child. From the earliest age we will help the child build an identity where their adoption is normal and just a fact of their life, not a defining characteristic. When there are tough questions, we will answer them with kindness but honesty. When the child needs space to think or feel, we will give them that. Most importantly we will stress to them that no matter their origin that they are our child and that we love them unconditionally.

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Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Morgan & Leeloo
Morgan & Leeloo
Beautiful Day at Stonehenge
Beautiful Day at Stonehenge
Meeting Actor Doug Jones
Meeting Actor Doug Jones
Wedding Fun
Wedding Fun
Skip & Dewey Riding in the Jeep
Skip & Dewey Riding in the Jeep
Paint Night with Her Sister
Paint Night with Her Sister
Skip & Dewey Hiking
Skip & Dewey Hiking
Checking Out the Christmas Horses
Checking Out the Christmas Horses
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
Hanging Out with Friends
Hanging Out with Friends
Just Having Fun
Just Having Fun
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Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
Fun at the Pumpkin Patch
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Morgan & Leeloo
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Beautiful Day at Stonehenge
Beautiful Day at Stonehenge
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Meeting Actor Doug Jones
Meeting Actor Doug Jones
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Wedding Fun
Wedding Fun
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Skip & Dewey Riding in the Jeep
Skip & Dewey Riding in the Jeep
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Paint Night with Her Sister
Paint Night with Her Sister
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Skip & Dewey Hiking
Skip & Dewey Hiking
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Checking Out the Christmas Horses
Checking Out the Christmas Horses
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Hanging Out with Friends
Hanging Out with Friends
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Just Having Fun
Just Having Fun

Our Extended Families

Morgan & Her Brother

Morgan comes from a larger family and is very close with her sister and cousin. In order to keep up with everyone we have a standing Monday night dinner which we all look forward to. We gather at her grandmother's home and everyone is welcome. It's not uncommon for cousins, aunts, and uncles to show up for dinner! Much of Morgan's extended family lives in Florida but comes up to visit several times a year. These are always big events with lots of meals out and spending time together doing various fun activities around town.

Skip Skiing with His Dad

Skip comes from a smaller family. His father comes by the house weekly to hang out and help with projects when he's not busy traveling. Once a month or so we gather at his mom and stepdads for family dinner and game night, along with Skip's two step-sisters and their significant others.

Aside from our families we also have a very tight nit group of friends we get together with a couple times a month for food and fun. There's almost always a board game being played at these events. Several of the couples in our group of friends are now beginning to start families of their own and we are all looking forward to our children being the same age and able to play together.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

When we decided to marry 6 years ago, we knew we wanted to find a place to call home. A place we could raise a family and continue the family traditions we both loved so much. With that in mind we purchased a beautiful home in the suburbs of a large Midwest city. Our home has a huge back yard and is up the block from the neighborhood playground where many neighborhood kids love to play. We chose this area as it boasts one of the best school systems in the state and it is close to the local elementary school as well as several large state and city parks for us to explore.

A Local Park

We love our hometown and all the cultural, educational, and fun things there are to do here. Whether it's spending the afternoon at the botanical gardens, spending the day at our world class zoo, trying the latest ethnic restaurant, or going to one of the many festivals there's never a shortage of new experiences to be had! We are beyond excited to share these experiences with our future child.

From Us to You

By now you have felt an entire range of emotions negative to positive. Fear and uncertainty likely nag at you as you struggle to make the best decision for your child. We can't pretend to understand everything you're feeling and the burden on your heart. We know that you want the best for your baby.

Hopefully we can put to rest many of the fears you might have for your child's future. We promise to raise our child in an environment of love, growth, acceptance, and adventure. We have worked hard to place ourselves in a position to provide a wonderful home for a child. We have done our best to make smart life decisions so that we can be prepared for parenthood.

We are a couple who believe the world is a large playground full of places to see and explore. We are always looking for new experiences. Morgan loves to cook and bake and is very much looking forward to making all kinds of cookies, cakes, and a general mess with our future child. She is a skilled artist who loves to create and express herself and wants to share that and encourage creativity and expression in whatever form the child chooses. Skip loves to ski, scuba dive, and work with his hands. He is very much looking forward to teaching our child how to ski, work with tools, build things, with occasional help from grandpa.

We both highly value education and believe it is critical to a well-rounded person. We recognize there is more to education than just the classroom, which is why we encourage learning in all its forms. From Scouting to Legos, children’s museums to books, and hands on experiences we will make learning fun! Both of us are looking forward to the day we get to chaperone our first field trip and may have to thumb wrestle to see who gets to go first.

Both of us love to read, watch movies, explore museums, and travel! We like to travel to places we've never been before and are extremely excited by the idea of showing these places to our future child. Some of the places we've been are London, the Caribbean, the North East including Boston and Salem, Chicago, and Hot Springs. In the future we're planning trips to Australia, Japan, the Pacific Northwest, and Colorado. We have family in northern Florida that we visit regularly so trips to the beach are definitely in our child's future! We also have a plot of rural forested land with a creek owned by our family that we look forward to camping on and exploring together.

We know keeping in touch with your child is important. When we decided to adopt we did so knowing that we would want to have a relationship not just with our child, but with their birth parents. To us it is important for our child to know where they come from both biologically and culturally. It's difficult to make promises to someone you've never spoken with before, so let us instead give you our intentions. It’s our intention to maintain an open relationship with frequent updates and great communication. We’ll routinely send you photos, letters, and videos. If possible we’d love to schedule video chats and potentially in person visits if you wish.

In the end our goal as parents is to raise a kind, tolerant, and loving child who is passionate about learning, traveling, and self-discovery. It is our hope for our future child that they will someday find a person they love to share their life with and start their own family and that they will enjoy success in their life in whatever terms they choose to measure that by.

Many thanks,

Skip & Morgan

Favorites

Skip
Morgan
Actor
Bill Paxton
Alan Rickman
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Kristen Bell
Animal
Penguin
Octopus
Author
Robert Heinlein
J.K. Rowling
Book
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
The Night Circus
Candy Bar
Reese's
Snickers
Cartoon
Voltron
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Childhood Memory
My mom picking me up from school on horseback and the Boy Scouts.
Family Vacations
Childhood Toy
Legos
Swingset
Children's Book
Grimms Fairy Tales
Where the Sidewalk Ends
City
Boston, MA
Sedona, AZ
Classic Movie
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Star Wars
Color
Blue
Teal
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Frozen Custard
Anything chocolate!
Disney Movie
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Alice in Wonderland
Dream Car
1984 DMC DeLorean
Dream Job
Astronaut
Artist or Party Planner
Dream Vacation
Japan
Tokyo
Family Activity
Family game night
Family game night
Flower / Plant
Orchid
Sunflower
Food
Pizza
Pasta
Form of Exercise
Skiing
Hiking
Fruit
Pineapple
Pineapple
Game
Railways of the World
Clue
Hobby
Traveling
Crafting
Holiday
Halloween
Halloween
Holiday Song
O Christmas Tree
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Finding the right gift for the right person
Making Christmas cookies
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
French Fries
French Fries
Leisure Activity
Video Games
Reading
Magazine
Wired
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Taking Charlotte to the Zoo Lights
Anytime we hang out with Charlotte
Memory with Spouse
Going to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios
Traveling the world together
Movie
Ghostbusters
Hook
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"What did you do, Ray!?"
"We're going to need a bigger boat!"
Movie Type
Sci-Fi
Thriller
Musical
The Blues Brothers
Grease
Musical Group
Pink Floyd
Rise Against
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Star Light, Star Bright
Olympic Event
Skiing
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
Play
Chicago
Phantom of the Opera
Poet
E.E. Cummings
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
Her sense of whimsy
His patience
Quote
Better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all. - Sean-Paul Thomas
We've all been sorry. We've all been hurt. But how we survive is what makes us who we are. - Rise Against
Restaurant
Saffron Indian
Pho Grand
Sandwich
Toasted Turkey and Cheese
Club sandwich
Shopping Store
The Lego Store
Target
Song
"Time" by Pink Floyd
"In The Air" by Phil Collins
Sport to Play
Mini Golf
Rock climbing
Sport to Watch
Hockey
Soccer
Sports Star
Glenn Plake
Ozzy Smith
Sports Team
The Blues
The Blues
Subject in School
History and Geography
Art and Biology
Superhero
Captain America
Rocket Raccoon
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Korean
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Decorating the Christmas tree
Eating chilli on Halloween while handing out candy and watching scary movies
TV Show
Forged in Fire
The Office
TV Show Character
Shaun from Psyche
Andy Dwyer from Parks and Recreation
Type of Music
Rock
Rock
Vacation Spot
Colorado
Disney
Video Game
Fallout
Jackbox Party Games

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