|Our Education||Master of Science||Bachelor of Arts|
|Our Professions||Psychotherapist||Research Administrator|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Gil & Mary's Favorites
|Traditions||Christmas morning and making Christmas ornaments||Bedtime stories, singing on road trips, making Christmas ornaments|
|Hobbies||History, woodwork, archaeology, writing, travel, exploring nature, soccer||Poetry, travel, ukulele, knitting, crocheting, tennis |
|Artist||Rothko, Van Gogh||Klimt, Frida Kahlo|
|Musicians||Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Mozart, Chopin||Leonard Cohen, Hope Sandoval, Tchaikovsky, Regina Spektor|
|Ice Cream Flavor||Vanilla with blueberries||Peanut Butter Chocolate|
|Bible Quote||Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. — Psalm 126:2||Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. — James 1:17|
|Travel Destination||Anyplace with an ocean view||The salty breeze and relaxing waves of the ocean|
|More About Our Family
|We live in the state of...|
Wisconsin is known for its cheese, cranberries, apple orchards, Green Bay Packers, and Bucky Badger. Most people don’t know that the ice cream sundae was invented here.
Our home is surrounded by trees, a swimming pool, and a tennis court. We like to open the windows and listen to the birds. Our neighborhood is full of families with young children and plenty of green spaces with bunnies and chipmunks. We are fortunate to live in a small city consistently ranked among the best places to live and raise a family. We are surrounded by numerous parks and lakes, culture and arts, and year-round child-friendly events all year round. We live just minutes from some of the best medical facilities and educational institutions in the nation.
We love exploring the archaeology, architecture, and art of other places and cultures, close to home and across oceans. We look forward to experiencing the world through a child’s eyes. Together, we have enjoyed many adventures — watching a Mayan ballgame in Mexico, exploring ancient ruins in Israel, visiting castles and museums in Vienna, and relaxing at beaches throughout the globe. We are excited to share our wanderlust with your child!
|Holidays and Traditions|
We love celebrating holidays, whether with friends and family or just us. We create handmade gifts, valentines, and ornaments throughout the year. Mary roasts the Thanksgiving turkey and tweaks her mother’s stuffing recipe. Extended family brings pies, salad, and hugs. At Christmas, we buy gifts for needy families on an angel tree and give back to those dear to us.
|Education and Career|
Mary studied creative writing and psychology in college. She later earned a degree in biotechnology. Blending her love of science and the arts, she has made a career in research administration. Mary enjoys helping doctors discover new knowledge and turn their ideas into reality. She also volunteers for a professional organization. Gil majored in Business and English and went to grad school for Clinical Social Work. He works as a licensed psychotherapist at a primary care clinic alongside family medicine doctors. His patients and colleagues affectionately call him the "Brain Doc." He treats patients with mental health and addiction challenges. Our careers afford us all our family may want or need. We have great benefits and have already begun a college fund.
We champion harmony, health, positivity, and making a difference in the world. From wholesome nutrition to spiritual and philosophical conversation, we watch what we take inside ourselves. Mary experiments with healthy recipes, turning our kitchen into a wonderland of spices and edible goodness. We look forward to teaching your child how to grow veggies in our garden, transform them into a yummy meal, and enjoy the good life.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old.
We would be equally happy to welcome a child of any gender into our home.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, Caucasian/Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, photos, and visits. We promise to speak of you with love and gratitude and to honor your level of comfort if you choose to keep in touch.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to becoming lifetime parents and sharing our lives with your child! It's our lifelong promise to provide a stable and nurturing home filled with love and laughter and every opportunity for your child to thrive. We look forward to speaking with you.