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Tom & Julia

It's great to meet you! We acknowledge the challenging decision you're considering making and we're here for you. We have so much love to give to you and your baby. You will always be an important person in our family. We feel lucky to join you on your journey and our hearts are with you.

About Us

Tom
Julia
Job
Pediatrician
Attorney
Education
Doctor of Medicine
Law Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to Become Parents

With Our Sweet Puppy

Tom will be a great dad because he's fun and he's dependable. He loves to make kids laugh. He's also a children's doctor, so he works with little kids every day. He is an expert in what kids need to be safe and healthy, and is fully prepared to be a parent. It will also be such a joy to see Tom share his love of sports with a child. Tom enjoys basketball and will make a fantastic teammate and coach to a little one.

Julia will be a great mom because she's creative and loving. She has a quiet way of understanding what children need, and she is a patient and encouraging teacher. Julia makes children--and all people around her, for that matter--feel confident and loved. These qualities, coupled with years of babysitting experience, make Julia our nieces' favorite aunt. Julia is also a skilled artist. It will be wonderful to seek her share her passions for drawing, painting, and baking with a child.

We will truly enjoy raising and nurturing our child. We have a lot of love to give and we can't wait to embrace the whole experience of being parents. We look forward to the love, laughter, challenge, and wonder that lies ahead!

About Us

Lots of Love

Julia is a lawyer. She loves that she is always learning something new. Outside of work, Julia enjoys painting and drawing, running, baking, reading, and chatting with friends. Julia speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and a little Arabic and Farsi, and has lived in Spain and Israel. She grew up in Boston with her parents, brother, and dog. Friends describe Julia as kind, genuine, and loving.

Tom is a pediatrician at a children's hospital. He loves helping kids and learning about science. Outside of work, Tom enjoys playing basketball, spending time with friends, and rooting for local sports teams. Tom grew up in rural Michigan, with his parents, brother, and dogs. Friends describe Tom as easy going, funny, and smart.

Cultural Diversity

Cousins

Being open-minded and celebrating diversity is important to us. If we become a transracial or multicultural family through adoption, we will teach our child to be proud of who they are. We will incorporate our child's culture into our home, read books, go to cultural events, and surround our child with role models and friends who look like them. We recognize that our own experiences are limited, and we will not hesitate to reach out to family, friends, and the community for help.

We have taken a course on transracial adoption, read books, and had thoughtful discussions with friends about what it means to raise a child of another race or culture. We look forward to a lifetime of learning.

We are comfortable blending traditions, and in a way have begun to do this by incorporating Jewish religious traditions from Julia's family into our lives, while still celebrating Christmas and Easter with Tom's side of the family. Our extended family is diverse in terms of religion, race, and nationality. We believe that the richness of our differences is something to be celebrated and loved.

Whatever form our family takes, we will feel blessed and grateful, and do all that we can to honor every dimension of our child's identity.

Photos

Hiking in Colorado
Hiking in Colorado
Skiing With Friends
Skiing With Friends
Kayaking on the River
Kayaking on the River
Exploring Ireland
Exploring Ireland
Apple Picking
Apple Picking
Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
Tom & Abby on the Dunes of Lake Michigan
Tom & Abby on the Dunes of Lake Michigan
At the Art Museum
At the Art Museum
Hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park
Hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park
Tom & Our Niece
Tom & Our Niece
At a Friend's Wedding
At a Friend's Wedding
Reading With Our Niece
Reading With Our Niece
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Hiking in Colorado
Hiking in Colorado
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Skiing With Friends
Skiing With Friends
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Kayaking on the River
Kayaking on the River
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Exploring Ireland
Exploring Ireland
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Apple Picking
Apple Picking
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Christmas Concert
Christmas Concert
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Tom & Abby on the Dunes of Lake Michigan
Tom & Abby on the Dunes of Lake Michigan
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At the Art Museum
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Hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park
Hiking at Great Sand Dunes National Park
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Tom & Our Niece
Tom & Our Niece
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At a Friend's Wedding
At a Friend's Wedding
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Reading With Our Niece
Reading With Our Niece

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We love our home and neighborhood. We live in an energetic college town in Michigan. Our community is ideal for families. Our neighborhood is friendly and full of kids. There are great schools, parks, and ice cream shops. We love to take our Golden Retriever puppy for walks around the neighborhood, and could easily see ourselves pushing a stroller.

Because of the university in our town, there is always something fun and interesting going on. From football games to science fairs, concerts to art exhibits, these events make it easy to engage and connect with the community. It is very welcoming!

Our home is charming, bright, and calm. It was built in 1937 and has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining room, and partially finished basement. Big windows let in lots of sunlight, so there are plenty of good spots to cuddle up with a book on a sunny afternoon. We have a fenced in backyard with lots of trees, flowers, and a vegetable garden. We can't wait to spend time there with a little one.

Our Extended Families

Cozy Times With Cousins

We are deeply rooted in our community. As parents, we'll have tons of support from family and friends who live nearby. Game nights, going to concerts hosted by the local university, and visiting museums are some of the things we love to do on weekends with our friends and their children.

Thanksgiving

Tom's side of the family lives nearby and we see them weekly. We have so much fun spending time with our little nieces--doing art projects, decorating cookies, drawing with sidewalk chalk, riding bicycles, and playing tag.

Every year, 40+ relatives get together for the big family Christmas party. Our Thanksgiving tradition is to celebrate in Boston with Julia's side of the family.

Our family is proud to be diverse in terms of religion, race, and nationality. Our family is openhearted, loving, and will embrace a little one with open arms. We can't wait to share our love with a baby.

From Us to You

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We know this is a challenging decision. We admire your strength, love, and resolve. We feel so lucky to have come across your path.

We met nearly 10 years ago, when Tom was in medical school and Julia was in law school, both at the university in the town where we now live. Friends introduced us at the law school Halloween party. Tom was dressed as a zombie, and Julia had a nerdy law-themed costume, Lady Justice. We've been together ever since.

After we graduated, we got married. Our wedding was on a sunny autumn day, and we were surrounded by friends and family. We have great memories of the beautiful ceremony, packed dance floor, and yummy cake. We are lucky to live close to Tom's family, in a spunky city that we both love. We have a loving, stable relationship, and are excited to become parents!

The chance to raise a child would be a dream come true for us. We have always wanted to be parents and have so much love to give. Adoption is the answer to our prayers. We are ready to be parents, and we have never been more sure of anything in our lives.

On a practical level, we're ready to be parents because we are married and have a loving, stable relationship. We've been together for nearly 10 years. We own our home, and are financially prepared. We've been at our jobs as a doctor and a lawyer for years, and are comfortable taking as much leave time as possible. Soon-to-be grandparents are lovingly awaiting the day when they can help out too. We've read (what feels like) every baby book, and have picked out the perfect carseat.

From an emotional standpoint, our whole hearts are in this. We want more than ever to take care of a baby. Waking up for midnight feedings, diaper changes, and everything else, are things that we are longing to do. The privilege of being a parent is something we do not take for granted and we will savor every moment.

Our dreams for a child are filled with love, and you are part of that. We want your child to have a loving relationship with you, and to know and be proud of who you are. We will send letters and pictures to you. We hope that our relationship with you grows over time, to include calls, texts, e-mails, and visits.

We are so overjoyed to become parents, and excited for what lies ahead. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us. We truly cannot wait to get to know you and to begin our journey together.

With love and kindness,

Tom & Julia

Favorites

Tom
Julia
Actor
Tom Hanks, Will Smith
Tom Hanks
Actress
Halle Berry, Natalie Portman
Meg Ryan
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Jack London
Harper Lee
Book
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; To Kill A Mockingbird
The Giver, the Harry Potter series
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (dark chocolate)
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Three Musketeers, Junior Mints
Cartoon
X-Men
Garfield
Childhood Memory
Spending time with my grandparents
Summers at the beach
Childhood Toy
Basketball, football, Nintendo 64
Teddy bear
Children's Book
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The Little Engine That Could
City
Denver
Boston
Classic Movie
Home Alone
You've Got Mail
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Sunday
Friday
Dessert
Tiramisu
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Lion King
Mulan
Dream Car
Dodge Viper
Tesla
Dream Job
Doctor
Mommy
Dream Vacation
Amazon Rainforest
Greece
Family Activity
Going on walks around our neighborhood with Julia and our puppy
Reading bedtime stories
Flower / Plant
Apple tree
Magnolia, hydrangea
Food
Pizza
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Playing sports
Running
Fruit
Apples
Blackberries
Game
Monopoly
Scrabble
Hobby
Watching and playing sports
Painting and drawing, art
Holiday
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Music from A Charlie Brown Christmas
All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey
Holiday Tradition
Our big family Christmas party
Thanksgiving in Boston with my cousins who I love so much!
Ice Cream
Chocolate chip
Oreo, mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Cheez-its
Candy bars, Sour Patch watermelons
Leisure Activity
Golf
Cuddling with our Golden Retriever puppy, Abby
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Magnolia Journal
Memory with a Child
Playing sports with our nieces
Holding our nieces for the first time
Memory with Spouse
The night when I proposed to Julia and she said yes
Our first date - out for ice cream
Movie
Elf
Pick of the Litter
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Type
Drama, documentary
Romantic comedy
Musical
Lion King, Motown
Rent
Musical Group
Jackson 5
Destiny's Child
Nursery Rhyme
Old McDonald Had a Farm
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Figure skating
Personal Hero
My dad and mom
My grandmother
Play
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Poet
Maya Angelou
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
She makes everyone around her feel loved.
He makes me laugh, and he brings joy into every room he enters :)
Quote
"You have brains in your head. you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." - Dr. Maya Angelou
Restaurant
Chipotle
Our local coffee & pastry shop
Sandwich
PB&J
Fluffernutter
Scripture
"Love your neighbor as yourself"
"Love is patient, love is kind"
Shopping Store
Target
Everlane
Song
Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Run the World by Beyonce, Higher and Higher by Jackie Wilson
Sport to Play
Basketball
Soccer, swimming
Sport to Watch
Basketball
Football
Sports Star
Charles Barkley
Surya Bonaly
Sports Team
Pistons, Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, U of M Wolverines
The University of Michigan Wolverines
Subject in School
Science
Art, math, social studies
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Dessert
Time of Day
Meal time
Evening
Tradition
Our big family Christmas party
Summers at the beach
TV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Friends, The Great British Baking Show
TV Show Character
Will on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec
Type of Music
Motown, top hits
Pop
Vacation Spot
The Rocky Mountains
The beach in the summer
Video Game
Mario Cart
Mario Cart

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