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Nathan & Danielle
We believe all children deserve loving, caring home. We want to express our appreciation that you are even reading our profile. We have so much love to give that we know we will make excellent parents. We would be honored if you choose us to be your child's parents. We hope that you consider us and we look forward to the journey that lies ahead of us.
Why We Chose Adoption
We have been talking about adopting a child since we got married and we both knew adoption would be the way we grew our family.
We plan on having an open relationship with our child's birth mother if she is interested in doing so. We believe that being able to adopt is a gift that should be shared. We look forward to having ongoing contact with our child's birth mother to let her know how the child is doing. It is also equally important that our child know where they came from. We would like the opportunity to send letters and pictures throughout the years so that the birth mother knows that her child is thriving and we would welcome ongoing conversations to discuss what would be in our child's best interest in terms of visits. We are also open to having an ongoing relationship with the birth mother's family if they are interested in doing so.
We are so very excited to be on this adoption journey and we cannot wait to start the next chapter of our lives as a family!
Our Life Priorities
Our health, happiness, and family are the most important things in our life. We both enjoy going to the gym and staying active outside.
When we were looking for our current home, we made sure our family was within 30 minutes of the house. We also wanted to be close to our friends that we consider family. We enjoy summer cookouts, tossing a football around, summer trips to Cape Cod, and watching our nieces and nephews grow up.
Over the years, we have developed traditions that we look forward to passing on to our child. We have our yearly summer lobster party where Nathan's extended family joins us. Fun fact; there is no lobster served at this party anymore it comes from Nathan's maternal grandmother cooking lobsters for her children (Nathan's aunts and uncles). We look forward to sharing our traditions with our future child and hope to make more traditions.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
We enjoy traveling. Our favorite place to visit is North Conway, NH. We visit here several times each year. North Conway is a fun place to visit during any season. In the summer, we enjoy camping, canoeing, or hiking throughout the White Mountains. We have gone to North Conway each summer for the last five years and are always finding new places to explore. While, we are not into skiing or snowboarding, it is still fun to go up there in the winter. It's our home away from home. We have our favorite coffee shops and restaurants to go to. It is nice to get away from work and regroup as a family. We look forward to bringing our child here someday and develop new traditions with them. We also like to try out new campgrounds throughout New England. We have a core group of friends that we camp with. We are looking forward to sharing our love for camping with a child someday.
Our House and Neighborhood
We have lived in our community for the last 10 years. We have a three-bedroom, two-bath home built in the early 1900's, but the inside is very modern. We have a fenced-in backyard with a fire pit that we built.
The house is located on a quiet side street walking distance to restaurants downtown as well as the new library and several parks and playgrounds. Our neighbors are all very family oriented and friendly. We all take a moment to stop and check in with each other whenever we see each other.
Our community is very active around the holidays featuring many parades as well as firework displays. One of the main reasons we chose this community is because of the diversity of the residents as well as the close distance to both sides of our family.
Our Extended Families
Family is really important to us. Luckily, we live close to our family and are able to see them weekly. Nathan has a big family; he has three older siblings who have multiple children. Our favorite holiday tradition is the huge Mexican feast we have on Christmas Eve. We are not sure why Mexican food as Nathan's family is Irish. This tradition started when Nathan was a young child. After dinner, we might make cookies, build a gingerbread house, or play board games. We can sometimes get a little competitive when playing games.
The friends we have made over the years have become family. We have monthly game nights where we play board games and video games. Summer nights often include cookouts or time by the fire pit. We love to go camping together and have camped all over New England. We like to try new things such as white water rafting or zip-lining. Every summer, we go on vacation together. Some of our favorite places have been Myrtle Beach, Ocean City, and Rangeley Lake.
Our friends and family are so excited that we are starting to grow our family. They were not surprised when we told that they we had started the adoption process as it is something that we had talked about doing for years. Everyone that we have told about our plans has been extremely supportive of our decision. Our friends and family cannot wait to welcome a baby into our family.
From Us to You
We are Danielle and Nathan and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We like to think of ourselves as loving, intelligent, responsible and funny people and, unless our friends and family have been lying to us, we are not far off the mark. We cannot imagine what you are going through, but we know that without you, and your sacrifice, we wouldn't be able to become parents and grow our family. We are forever thankful to you and you have a special place in our hearts.
We have been together for 16 years. We met in college and have been together ever since. We moved in together shortly after college. We got married in 2009. Our love has only deepened over time, and we've learned that we can count on each other no matter what life presents. Through all the years we've always known we wanted children and we are very excited to start a family. Having been together for so long means we know how to comfort each other, how to make each other laugh and how to solve problems together.
We were both born and raised in Massachusetts. We enjoy having cookouts, going camping, and watching our favorite sports teams play. We chose to buy a house in our community due to the diversity and closeness to both of our families. We are proud and happy in the life we share together and want so much to grow our family. We are excited about our decision to adopt. For us, the choice was an easy one. We believe it is a huge honor and privilege to become adoptive parents and we accept our responsibilities to you and your child with the utmost respect and commitment.
Family is extremely important to both of us. We see our families as much as possible. As parents, we plan to honor and respect your relationship to your child through open discussions, a life-book, and talking about you and your family. We believe it's important to discuss adoption with a child from an early age and we're comfortable with whatever level of openness you'd like to have, whether it be exchanging photos, phone calls, emails, or visits.
We are excited to grow our family. We can't wait to have a little one walking around, playing with their toys, bugging the cat, and making little messes around the house. We look forward to future family camping trips, cookouts, and going to games together. We want our future child to be happy and healthy. We want him or her to be active and have interests in and out of school. We enjoy music and sports and we hope that our child finds an interest - music, sports, art, scouts – that he or she loves and enjoys doing. College is a goal but it isn't necessary if she or he finds a job that they can make a career out of. We hope that you will be able to share in her or his successes and happy moments and be a comfort during the tough times that life brings.
You have such an important decision to make. We want to thank you again for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us in your decision. Again thank you for your bravery during this process.
Nathan & Danielle
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