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Richard & Lauren

We are very excited to expand our family through adoption. We have so much love to give and are grateful we even have the opportunity to adopt. We have learned so much about parenting from our son and can't wait to do it all over again with another baby. We appreciate you looking at our profile and hope that you consider us as a future family.

About Us

Richard
Lauren
Job
Systems Administrator
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Environmental Planning
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Children
Jameson (2)
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Our Family in Our Matching Christmas Jammies. Can't Wait to Buy Another Pair!

One of the many benefits of Lauren being a stay‑at‑home mom is that she knows all the best child friendly activities and events going on. She is always taking our son and nephew to art classes, or library events or the many indoor and outdoor playgrounds to choose from. She is always up to date on anything that would be fun for the kids.

Our lifestyle has a little mix of everything. We love being surrounded by family and like spending evenings after work or on weekends with Lauren's sister and her kids, or Richard's cousin who lives down the street. If we are not spending time with our family we enjoy going out and taking advantage of all the things our community and the city has to offer. Being less than 10 minutes from a major city is wonderful and we are able to go to museums, zoos or the aquarium any time we want. We also really look forward to the nights or weekends when we just spend time as a family and order dinner in and watch movies together or play some games.

Every year we get together and spend a week with both sides of the family on a vacation. Our favorite place to vacation is usually on a sunny beach somewhere, where we can all play in the sand. We love having an adventure, but we don't take for granted the low key days we are able to have at home.

 

Addressing Cultural Diversity

We think it is important for us, as parents, to be mindful of cultural diversity. We cannot predict how this child will feel about adoption, especially about adoption of parents from a different race than they are. Even so, we understand and will always acknowledge that this child will need to have their own cultural needs met. We think knowing their birth family and where they came from will definitely help, so they still know their roots and background.

If they have any questions that we may not know the answer to we will look into it and reach out to others, whether that be you as the birth parents, or other members of our community. We are very lucky to live in a very culturally diverse area, so this child will not feel ostracized or alone based on their race. We have many friends, and even family members of all races, so we will be able to show them role models of their race to look up to and relate with. We are excited to celebrate new traditions from this child's cultural heritage as well, and incorporate them into our lives.

Our Child

Jameson Spending the Afternoon with Dad

We have a two year old son named Jameson. He is the center of our world, but he is more than ready to become a big brother. Whenever we go out and he hears a baby cry he gets so upset and just wants to help in any way he can. He has a younger cousin that he hangs out with a lot. He teaches him how to play with his toys and he is surprisingly good at sharing for a two year old. He is one of the happiest kids and we know he will happily welcome a new addition to the family.

We love watching Jameson explore new things. Richard loves to take him on day trips. Recently, he just went to the aquarium with him. Richard seeing Jameson's face as he saw all the fish and new things for the first time was incredible, having experiences like that is something we can't wait to share with this child. We are also looking forward to seeing Jameson and this child bond together through shared experiences and growing closer as siblings.

Lauren has been fortunate enough to be a stay‑at‑home mom and watch Jameson grow, she plans to continue to stay at home with this child to give them the same opportunities that he had. We can't wait to spoil this child with love as much as we did with Jameson.

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Kisses from My Handsome Husband on a Cozy Night in
Kisses from My Handsome Husband on a Cozy Night in
Lauren's First Time on a Cruise! Something That Our Family Enjoys Doing Together
Lauren's First Time on a Cruise! Something That Our Family Enjoys Doing Together
We Love Visiting Cities on Our Vacations. Here We are in Philly!
We Love Visiting Cities on Our Vacations. Here We are in Philly!
Grandma Spending the Day with Jameson Playing Trains
Grandma Spending the Day with Jameson Playing Trains
Spending Some Time in the City
Spending Some Time in the City
Celebrating Our Honeymoon in Las Vegas
Celebrating Our Honeymoon in Las Vegas
We Always Celebrate the Holidays with Family. This Was Lauren with Richard's Family for Thanksgiving
We Always Celebrate the Holidays with Family. This Was Lauren with Richard's Family for Thanksgiving
Richard and Jameson Were Spending a Day at Grandma's House. First Time Without Mom!
Richard and Jameson Were Spending a Day at Grandma's House. First Time Without Mom!
Jameson's First Time Playing in the Snow
Jameson's First Time Playing in the Snow
Lauren and Jameson Up All Night When Jameson Was a Few Days Old
Lauren and Jameson Up All Night When Jameson Was a Few Days Old
On Our Yearly Family Vacation on a Beautiful Lake
On Our Yearly Family Vacation on a Beautiful Lake
There Are Always Activities Going on in the Community. This Was at the Local Fire Station
There Are Always Activities Going on in the Community. This Was at the Local Fire Station
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Kisses from My Handsome Husband on a Cozy Night in
Kisses from My Handsome Husband on a Cozy Night in
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Lauren's First Time on a Cruise! Something That Our Family Enjoys Doing Together
Lauren's First Time on a Cruise! Something That Our Family Enjoys Doing Together
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We Love Visiting Cities on Our Vacations. Here We are in Philly!
We Love Visiting Cities on Our Vacations. Here We are in Philly!
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Grandma Spending the Day with Jameson Playing Trains
Grandma Spending the Day with Jameson Playing Trains
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Spending Some Time in the City
Spending Some Time in the City
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Celebrating Our Honeymoon in Las Vegas
Celebrating Our Honeymoon in Las Vegas
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We Always Celebrate the Holidays with Family. This Was Lauren with Richard's Family for Thanksgiving
We Always Celebrate the Holidays with Family. This Was Lauren with Richard's Family for Thanksgiving
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Richard and Jameson Were Spending a Day at Grandma's House. First Time Without Mom!
Richard and Jameson Were Spending a Day at Grandma's House. First Time Without Mom!
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Jameson's First Time Playing in the Snow
Jameson's First Time Playing in the Snow
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Lauren and Jameson Up All Night When Jameson Was a Few Days Old
Lauren and Jameson Up All Night When Jameson Was a Few Days Old
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On Our Yearly Family Vacation on a Beautiful Lake
On Our Yearly Family Vacation on a Beautiful Lake
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There Are Always Activities Going on in the Community. This Was at the Local Fire Station
There Are Always Activities Going on in the Community. This Was at the Local Fire Station

Our Extended Families

Grandma Celebrating Jameson's First Birthday

We are incredibly lucky that both sides of our families are supportive and just as excited as we are about this child. Lauren's mom lives just a short drive away and is able to see her grandchild (and future grandchildren) pretty regularly. Lauren's sister and her children (future cousins) live close by as well. We are very fortunate that Lauren's dad lives not too far from Disney World and right on the beach, so we always have great opportunities for vacations.

Spending Time with Richard's Grandma!

Between Richard and Lauren, there are a lot of family members with toddlers and babies or ones currently expecting, so there are plenty of children that will be close in age to play with. Every year our families take a vacation together and all the kids always have a wonderful time.

Richard's mother is part Japanese and lived in Japan during her childhood, so during the holidays and whenever we get to see her, she makes the best food! They live close by to us and Richard's cousin actually lives in our neighborhood. Every July 4th we get together with Richard's family and swim at Richard's aunts pool and have a barbecue.

We feel we have an amazing extended family and are really excited to add to it.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our neighborhood is in the suburbs, but is less than 10 miles away from a major city. We are able to get the best of both worlds, living in a town while having public transportation close by, to access the great things the city has to offer. Our neighborhood is full of diversity.

There are always activities to do, Halloween parades, oktoberfest, movie nights, etc. Both our next door neighbors have recently had babies and the neighborhood is filled with children. We have a community pool and multiple playgrounds.

Our house was recently built and has more than enough space for us to expand our family. We have a 6 bedroom house, with 4 of the bedrooms upstairs, one on the middle we use as a study and one in our basement. Our middle floor and basement have become a toddler's paradise, filled with slides and ball pits galore. We also have a decent sized backyard that is fun to play in during the warmer months.

Our neighborhood is very safe and with so many children our son always has playdates that we can't wait to take this child to. Whether the months are warm or cold we always find ways to have fun, even if we are just stuck in the house on rainy days.

From Us to You

We want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to learn more about us. We promise to give your child a home that they feel safe in. A place where they will feel nothing but love and can grow up feeling secure. We know that if you choose us, you will forever be a part of our lives. We can't even begin to imagine how difficult this decision is for you and we hope hearing more about us will make you feel a bit of comfort while considering adoption for this child.

Immediately after our son was born, we knew we wanted to expand our family. The joys we got from parenthood were so great, we couldn't wait to experience them again. Unfortunately, after trying for another biological child for a couple years, we found out from specialists, it would be very difficult for us to get pregnant again. We still didn't feel complete as a family of three. We decided after that diagnosis to look into adoption. We took the necessary steps to begin the process. We are so excited to share our love with another child. We have a great example of a healthy open adoption through Richard's cousin. She was adopted at birth and is now in her 20's. She loves her adopted parents so much, but she also has a relationship with her birth mother, who she still talks to regularly. It has shown us what a positive experience open adoption can be and how beneficial it can be for the child.

Adding another child to our family would just be adding more joy. We can't wait to experience all the things our family loves with this child. Taking day trips to the city and cheering on our home team, or just walking around and visiting museums and parks. We can't even wait to stay indoors and do arts and crafts or watch them run around with our son Jameson. But what excites us the most is being able to witness this child grow into an individual and help them accomplish any dream they may have.

Lauren has been incredibly fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom to our son and she plans to continue to stay at home until this child is ready for school. Lauren has felt that her time at home has been a blessing and that it is a great way for our family to bond with your child. We hope that it will make your child feel comfortable through the transition, and you to feel comfort knowing the child will be in her loving care. By staying at home she gets to experience every milestone firsthand and has and will continue to enjoy every minute of it.

We are committed in supporting this child in any way that we can. We will be there to set a foundation for them to reach their full potential and any goals they may have, whatever those goals may be. We know every child is different and we will support their unique dreams. We are happy to share with you the daily aspects of your child's life as they are growing up through pictures and emails or letters and phone calls, if that is something you would want. We will always make sure to let your child know about their adoption and will only speak of you with the utmost respect. We can only begin to imagine the courage and love it took to make this decision and we will make sure your child knows that.

You will always be an important person in our lives if you choose us. We just want to thank you for even considering us as potential parents for this child. We cannot wait to expand our family and to support, love and encourage this child in the best way we know how.

Much love,

Richard & Lauren

Favorites

Richard
Lauren
Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Kittens
Hippo
Author
George Orwell
J.K. Rowling
Book
1984
The Harry Potter Books
Candy Bar
Heath Bar
Almond Joy
Cartoon
Tom & Jerry
Rugrats
Childhood Memory
Little League Home Run
Going with my family to Disney World
Childhood Toy
Pokemon Cards
Legos
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
Winnie the Pooh
City
Edmonton, Alberta
Baltimore
Classic Movie
12 Angry Men
Wizard of Oz
Color
Seafoam Green
Blue
Day of Week
Sunday
Friday
Dessert
Tiramisu
Peanut Butter Cups
Disney Movie
Incredible's
Monsters Inc
Dream Car
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
SUV
Dream Job
General Manager of a Major League Baseball Team
Fashion Designer
Dream Vacation
African Safari
African Safari
Family Activity
Movie Nights, Playing sports in Backyard
Movie Nights and Going to Sports Games
Flower / Plant
Bamboo Tree
Roses
Food
NY Strip Steak
Mac and Cheese
Form of Exercise
Golf
Running
Fruit
Raspberries
Apples
Game
Cribbage
Pictionary
Hobby
Golf
Arts and Crafts
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Feliz Navidad
Merry Christmas- Nsync
Holiday Tradition
Wishbone at Thanksgiving for Good Luck
Letting everyone pick one present to open on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Cheesecake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
M&Ms
Cheetos
Leisure Activity
Golf
Movie Nights, Arts and Crafts
Magazine
Golf Digest
Cosmo
Memory with a Child
Playing with my son in the snow
Taking my son and nephew to the Aquarium
Memory with Spouse
Birth of Son
Wedding Day- It was perfect
Movie
Ocean's Eleven
Monsters Inc (It changes often)
Movie Munchie
Buttery Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"There's no place like home" Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
Thriller/Suspense
Comedy and Drama- Depending on my Mood
Musical
Rent
Rent
Musical Group
Jethro Tull
Queen
Nursery Rhyme
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Men's Gymnastics
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
Dad
My Aunt Jane
Play
Hamlet
Rent
Poet
Robert Frost
Edgar Alan Poe
Quality about my Spouse
Wonderful Mother
Calmness in stressful situations
Quote
"Stay a while and listen" -Deckard Cain
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."- Helen Keller
Restaurant
Fleming's
Olive Garden
Sandwich
Reuben
Grilled Cheese
Scripture
N/A
I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens Me: Phillipians 4:13
Shopping Store
Banana Republic
H&M
Song
save me- queen
Sport to Play
Golf
Basketball
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Football
Sports Star
Randy Johnson
Joe Flacco, Adam Jones
Sports Team
Baltimore Ravens
Ravens and Orioles
Subject in School
Geography
Math
Superhero
Superman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Gyoza
Pizza
Time of Day
5pm - Get home from work and see my family
Nighttime
Tradition
Sukiyaki - New Year's Meal
Yearly Vacation with my Family
TV Show
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Top Chef
TV Show Character
Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise
Chuckie Finster
Type of Music
Classical
Pop
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with family
It changes every year- As long as it's with family
Video Game
Diablo II
Lego Games

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