We wish we could tell you in person about the love we have to give, about our optimism, or about how we would protect, and nurture your child. We wish you knew us as friends, because you would know us to be sincere, funny, generous, and kind.
We are sure you have so much on your mind right now, so thank you for taking the time to read a little about us. No matter what you decide to do, please know that we wish the best for you.
A Little about Us
Dawn and I met 15 years ago, and were married two years later. It didn’t take us long to know that we were good partners. We are like-minded people who enjoy each other’s company, and love to make each other laugh.
Our free time is spent getting out of the house, hiking, biking, walking the dogs, going to the beach, or even whale watching. We love to camp and spend many of our vacation’s exploring up and down the California coast – our national parks, or some amazing new place in Oregon or Washington State.
We are both college educated and have great careers in the film industry. I work as a Chief Technology Officer for a production company and Dawn as a freelance Visual Effects Editor. While we both enjoy our careers, we feel that being good parents will be the most important achievement of our lives.
They say that home is where your heart is, and that couldn’t be more true. Dawn and I are fortunate enough to call two cities home – Torrance, California and Portland, Oregon.
Our Torrance home is a sweet three bedroom house on a quiet tree lined street, minutes from Tim’s office. We have a great back yard, and wonderful neighbors. We are two hours from sea world, 45 minutes from Disneyland and just as close to some of the best beaches on the west coast. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe, in the mornings we open the back patio and sit drinking our coffee while listening to the birds, and in the evenings in the summer we can often be found hosting a BBQ in our back yard or watching the latest Netflix series together.
Our Portland house is in an incredible neighborhood, with plenty of kids and great neighbors. Portland will be an amazing place to grow up, the school system is among the best in the city, and the elementary school is only two blocks away. We hope to be living full time in Portland by the time our child starts kindergarten, (in five years or so.) There are so many amazing places to explore near Portland, from skiing at Mt Hood, to boating on the Columbia river, or camping on one of the many amazing lakes.
We have given quite a bit of thought to what it means to be a family, and we thought you might appreciate hearing a little about that.
We don’t fight or bicker – we talk through our differences, and make compromises where we need. We are loving and supportive to one another, and will do the same for our child. We believe in positive parenting, not negotiating, but offering alternatives to bad behavior and rewarding good. We will encourage creativity, appreciation for art, music and nature. We will teach our child to help and respect others, to be kind, gentle, and generous – to put others before themselves. We will embrace our son or daughter’s heritage, and ensure they know who you are and where you come from. If you are interested in open adoption, we would be thrilled to include you in their life to whatever degree you are comfortable.
Once we are parents, Dawn will stay home – at least until our child starts elementary school. We will read to them at bedtime, hold them when they are scared, play tea party or monster trucks, and help them with their homework when they are having trouble. We will go camping in the summers when the days are long, in the winter we will build a fire in the fireplace and finish our homework or watch T.V. as a family.
We will do everything within our power to ensure that our child grows up knowing only love, patience, kindness and understanding.
I love Dawn because she is kind, considerate, nurturing and understanding. Dawn enjoys reading, playing guitar, and gardening. She is a great listener and has a good sense of humor. She is sensitive, and shy to new people, but she quickly finds her way into a conversation. She can’t wait to read bedtime stories to our child and to teach him or her to play guitar. I look forward to watching Dawn become a Mom.
Tim is sociable, honest, compassionate and smart. He is hard working but likes to be silly too. He is quick to lend someone a hand whether they are friends or strangers. He enjoys photography, cooking, and tinkering with everything from electronics to cars. Nothing stays broken in our house for long. Tim has been with the same company for the last 10 years, he is a department manager, so his schedule can be fairly flexible when it needs to be.
We would be so honored to have the opportunity to share our home and our hearts with your child, and we are committed to raising him or her with a deep and loving understanding of how important you are to all of us. We will celebrate our child’s heritage, and he or she will always know about your incredibly loving and generous gift.
We hope reading our letter has given you an opportunity to get to know us, even just a little bit. We look forward to meeting you so that we can get to know you as well.
We wish you knew how hard we will work to be good parents, to be patient, to be supportive, to be accepting, to be frank – to earn the title “Mom & Dad”.