We are Wade and Tanya. Thank you for looking at our profile and considering us as you make this very difficult decision.
We met in 2011, and instantly fell in love with each other. Immediately we knew we wanted to get married and have children together, and two years later we married in family ceremony in Hawaii. We felt on top of the world, being so in love, with successful careers, and the feeling we could accomplish anything as a team. Soon after, when we wanted to have kids, our happiness turned to endless challenges and eventual despair. Neither of us was prepared for the heartbreak and uncertainty. After endless procedures, surgeries, and heart-wrenching disappointments, we accepted that carrying a baby would be near impossible and dangerous.
We never knew that the thing that we thought could easily break us has made us stronger and brought us closer. We know that everything we have been through cannot be compared with what you are going through at this moment. We do know that our journey has brought us here to you and We are excited and hopeful at the prospect of bringing a child into our family. A child we will love with everything in us. We are excited to experience the blessing of adoption! We may not know you yet, but we love that you chose adoption. That says a lot about you. You’ve made such a beautiful, loving, brave and selfless choice.
A little about us
We are both such different people, yet so very much the same. We share the same values and love for the outdoors, nature, spending time together, eating and preparing healthy food, learning about the world, working hard, cuddling together and with our pets. Some of our favorite activities are surfing, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, hiking, gardening, vacationing and gardening in Hawaii.
We take full advantage of the beautiful Beach community where we live and our family home in Hawaii. We live in an incredibly family friendly house on a quiet and safe street. Our backyard is enormous and it’s a perfect place for a child to run and play, and enjoy the feeling of freedom that a child deserves.
The schools in our community are top-rated, the beaches are beautiful, and the air is the best you can get (in LA County). This is an ideal place to raise a child.
Wade is a Fire Captain, and has been with his department for almost 25 years and loves his job.
Tanya is a bio-tech sales executive, but will be a stay at home mom once we adopt a child.
Tanya is the love of my love, since the day we met. Shortly after meeting her, I had no doubts that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. She is the most incredible person I have ever met. Since the day I met her she has made me become a better person. She has a way of bringing out the best in other people so they can rise to their ultimate potential. She is an unbelievable combination of intelligence, compassion and beauty.
Tanya is very genuine and what you see is what you get. She is extremely smart (which I generally don’t like to admit to her) and driven. When she sets her mind to something, there is nothing she can’t accomplish. She is analytical and very good with numbers and I can’t think of someone better to help them with homework and school projects.
Tanya is one of those people that researches everything and leaves nothing to chance. Keeping things organized and in order are one of her attributes. She also has a huge heart and would do anything for the people she loves. Family is also a big part of who Tanya is. She has 2 sisters, a brother and parents that have been married for over 40 years. Tanya is also very health conscious. Eating well, exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle are a huge part of who she is. She is always cooking and makes sure her family eats healthy. Tanya absolutely loves animals (Our 3 year old black lab and 10 year old tuxedo cat are just a little spoiled). I love Tanya more than anything and I absolutely know she would make the most loving and caring Mother any child could ever have.
When I met Wade, I immediately fell in love with him, although I wouldn’t admit it. He is the most genuine and down to earth man I’d ever met. Wade is a Fire Captain, and epitomizes all the qualities you would want in a Firefighter: Brave, strong, hardworking, helpful, kind, and incredibly good looking! I fell in love with him, because when we were together, my life turned from black and white into color.
I finally started really enjoying my life, having fun, traveling and trying new activities.
He has an amazing quality to make people around him feel calm and safe. My favorite part of the day is in the morning when he comes home from work. Remi (our Dog) and I run outside to greet and hug him. Wade will be a loving, affectionate, patient and caring father. He will also be the “fun” parent. I know he can’t wait to take our child to the beach to play, teach him or her to surf, let them play on firetruck at work, and take them to our favorite swimming place in Hawaii.
We are at a place in our lives where we have accomplished careers and have accumulated a decent amount of wisdom and financial security. This puts us in a good position to concentrate on raising a child without conflicting priorities, helping/supporting our child to reach their full potential and realizing their dreams.
Wade and Tanya