Adam & Mary
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We are grateful that you are taking the time to learn about us and our family. We look forward to starting a relationship with you where we can get to know each other better and have ongoing contact in whatever way is comfortable. We are both passionately curious and love to spend time together discovering new things, playing games, listening to music, and experiencing new kinds of food. We are thrilled to become first-time parents and sharing our love and lives with your child.
We met in 2005 and were married a year later in 2006. Our love for each other grows deeper every day and after 15 years of marriage, we continue to flourish. We enjoy spending time together and especially like watching sports, playing games, hiking, and curling up to watch a movie with each other. When we looked to start our family we soon learned we were unable to do so. It was not long after learning this that we developed a heart for foster care and brought several beautiful children into our home. Pouring love into them taught us how much we LOVE to be parents! We know adding to our family through open adoption is what we are called to do. We are thrilled to adopt and look forward to art projects, cooking sessions, picnics, family visits, and cherishing every moments with your child.
My Husband Adam
Adam is a Clinical Psychologist and the most generous person I know. He invests his time, money, energy, and effort in the people around him. He helps everyone around him grow in strength, confidence, and peace. Even through the incredible storms of life, Adam is thoughtful, gentle, and decisive- especially when it benefits the people he loves. He is brilliant, hardworking, fun to be around, and has a passion for learning that leads him to seek out information on all manner of topics. He loves reading, playing golf, listening to music, and building with Lego. I know he will be a patient and attentive father who will teach our child all kinds of things like how to play different instruments and how to treat people with respect and kindness.
My Wife Mary
Mary is a passionate person and that passion shows in whatever she is doing. Some of her passions are cooking, hockey, playing with our dogs, reading classic novels and gardening. Mary is beautiful, extremely smart, loves sports, and horses. For work, she manages the quality of programs at a mental health facility to ensure they are providing the best care possible for their clients. She is an especially hard worker for the benefit of others, which I deeply admire. Mary is incredibly thoughtful and puts thought into her gifts to others- especially her homemade ones which are the kinds that are treasured forever. She is excited to teach our child how to cook and be a strong, educated person.
Our Home in North Carolina
We share our 5 bedrooms home with our two dogs, Misha and Twain. Misha is our 13-year-old lady who’s been with us for more than a decade and Twain is our gentle, younger, goofy pup. Both are sweet and love people of all ages. We love having our families come over to visit and we all enjoy sitting in the shade of the trees on our property while swinging and sipping tea on our large screened-in porch. Our neighborhood is quiet and we have many parks in the area to choose from for outdoor activities. We have a nursery/bedroom all set up and we have a playroom ready to go with toys for all ages.
We have BIG, loud, loving family.
Adam has 3 siblings who live throughout the US and Canada. Mary has one sibling who has 10 kids! We are blessed to have both of our parents in our lives and they are EXTREMELY excited to welcome your child to the family. Adam’s mother is especially excited because she has yet to have any grandkids to spoil! We are very close to our families and travel to see them when we can. With Adam’s family, we love to go shopping at thrift stores together. We also love to play games of ALL kinds. When we visit with Mary’s family it’s all about sitting together talking, joking, and eating good food.
We promise that we will love your child deeply and provide them with a rich stimulating environment to learn, develop curiosity, and succeed in whatever they are meant to do. We will read lots of books together, teach them how to cook, take them to ride horses, and help them learn how to drive…eventually. We will teach your child about God and the love you have for them. We look forward to learning more and build a relationship with you. We will invest ourselves fully in your child’s development and promise to teach them, explore with them, laugh with them, cry with them, and encourage them. We will be grateful for each moment spent together and promise to be the best parents we can be!
More About Adam
Education: Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food: Cheeseburgers, General Tso Chicken, and Mac and Cheese
Band/Song: Radiohead, Chopin, and soooooo much more (I love music!)
Thing to do: Watch/play many different sports, build with Legos, play video games, read, play trivia games
Movie/TV Show: Star Wars (especially Empire Strikes Back) and The Office
Guilty Pleasure: Listening to Taylor Swift on occasion
More About Mary
Education: MS in Marriage and Family Therapy and MBA in Healthcare Administration
Profession: Director of Quality Assurance
Racial Background: Caucasian/Hispanic
Food: Pizza, Fajitas, and Thai Food
Band/Song: It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt
Thing to do: Cook, read, play with our dog, buy/make presents, tend to the garden
Movie/TV Show: Historical Dramas and Hamilton
Guilty Pleasure: Travel/Cooking Shows and shopping for kitchen gadgets
More About Our Family
Some Special Interests
Being creative: knitting, making collages, making music, coloring, and cross-stitch just to name a few
Music: singing (we love singing duets with each other), Adam loves playing many different instruments
Sports: we LOVE to watch sports together. Sports are an event in our house and we look forward to that time spent together
Exploring different zoos, science centers, and museums
Cooking, eating, and shopping for unique food
During the first snow each year, we make big steaming cups of hot chocolate and go for a walk together in the snow.
Adam makes jerky each Thanksgiving weekend (and sometimes in the summer because it's so good that it's hard to keep in the house!).
At the first sign of cool fall weather, Mary buys unique pumpkin flavored anything she can get her hands on and decorates for fall.
We will put up Christmas lights inside the house during the winter to create a magical winter wonderland inside.
Fun Fact About...
Mary can trace her family all the way back to the 1600s.
Adam can make pasta from scratch.
Mary loves nutcrackers and decorates the house with dozens of them every Christmas.
Adam loves clocks and has even built a few of them.
We don't like big thunderstorms, but we do like going for walks in the rain and jumping in puddles.
We love having music playing all through the house.
We don't like being on long trips away from each other, but we do like a long hug when we come back together.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We promise to love, care, for and cherish your child while sharing with them our passion for learning and family. Please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to learning about you, answering any questions you might have about us, and beginning to build our relationship together with you.