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Nick & Emily

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the gift of adoption possible and taking the time to read our profile. We cannot wait to be parents and provide a loving home to this child. Choosing us to be the mother and father of your child would mean everything to us. We hope that you consider us and we look forward to welcoming a new member to our family.

About Us

Manager of Recruiting
Drop Ship Representative
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Some College - General Studies
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

At the Pumpkin Patch

Our path to choosing adoption started with the unfortunate loss of our son during pregnancy in the fall of 2017. This was an extremely difficult time for the two of us and we took the next year to process this loss.

Unfortunately, Emily also had ongoing health issues resulting from the pregnancy complications and subsequently had to have a hysterectomy. After this procedure, we both had to consider what the next steps were for us to begin our family. We considered surrogacy, however after a couple of meetings and several discussions together, we both felt that this was not the right choice for us.

After much soul searching and deliberation, we began to research adoption and quickly became excited with the possibilities it provided. We reached out to other couples who have gone through the adoption process, all of whom had wonderful stories to share about their adoption journey. We knew then that adoption was the right path for us and we are so excited about the possibility of becoming parents!

Our Lifestyle

We Love to Travel for Concerts

We would describe our lifestyle as a good mix of staying active while still enjoying our leisure time. We both love spending time outdoors and we live in an area that offers a multitude of parks, hiking trails, and great outdoor views. We regularly walk our dogs around our neighborhood and local parks to stay active.

We also have a shared interest in sports, concerts, and movies. We love cheering on our favorite team, the Blues, and we try to attend several games every season. We also enjoy going to see our favorite bands play live at various venues around the city and we occasionally travel to see concerts. When we feel like relaxing together, we love cozying up on the couch and watching movies and TV shows.

As far as hobbies, Nick grew up playing hockey and still plays in a men's league. He also enjoys playing the guitar. Emily loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes which keeps our meals exciting. Emily did grow up playing soccer and still likes to play this with our dog Molly, who will retrieve all day long.

Overall, we just enjoy spending time together. On days off, we pretty much do everything together from morning coffee to grocery shopping to cooking dinner. We cannot wait to share our favorite pastimes with a child.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

All Dressed Up

Nick About Emily: A quality that Nick admires in Emily is how thoughtful and caring she is to friends, family, and everyone involved in our lives. She takes a genuine interest in others and does everything she can to make others happy. Emily is very motherly and watching her around kids is an absolute joy. It will be exciting to see Emily snuggled up on the couch with a baby reading her favorite children's book. Furthermore, she has a wonderful sense of humor, and she always has a way to incorporate a goofy joke that gets me to smile. Emily has shown great strength and resilience after the loss of our son. It was an unbearable time, but she demonstrated the ability to weather life's difficult challenges. She is a stronger person for having experienced tough times and has emerged as an individual with the ability to face life's many roadblocks.

Emily About Nick: Emily loves Nick's spontaneous sense of humor! He always knows when to chime in with a hilarious 'movie quote' or funny quirk to get a room laughing. Emily admires how sensitive, understanding and loving he is. Nick has the most gentle heart and makes a wise, loving, and considerate spouse. During the loss of our son, Nick would never leave my side, provided a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to hold. While Nick was struggling with this terrible loss, he was doing whatever he could to be the rock that Emily needed.



Group Pic After the 6K
Group Pic After the 6K
Nick Playing Hockey
Nick Playing Hockey
Enjoying Lunch on the Dock With Molly
Enjoying Lunch on the Dock With Molly
Having Fun at a Wedding Together
Having Fun at a Wedding Together
Nick & Our Niece
Nick & Our Niece
Preparing Lunch for the Family
Preparing Lunch for the Family
Jumping in the Ocean
Jumping in the Ocean
Emily Holding a Friend's Son
Emily Holding a Friend's Son
Fun on Vacation
Fun on Vacation
Blues Playoff Game
Blues Playoff Game
Visiting the Pier in San Francisco
Visiting the Pier in San Francisco
Taking a Bike Ride
Taking a Bike Ride
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Group Pic After the 6K
Group Pic After the 6K
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Nick Playing Hockey
Nick Playing Hockey
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Enjoying Lunch on the Dock With Molly
Enjoying Lunch on the Dock With Molly
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Having Fun at a Wedding Together
Having Fun at a Wedding Together
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Nick & Our Niece
Nick & Our Niece
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Preparing Lunch for the Family
Preparing Lunch for the Family
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Jumping in the Ocean
Jumping in the Ocean
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Emily Holding a Friend's Son
Emily Holding a Friend's Son
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Fun on Vacation
Fun on Vacation
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Blues Playoff Game
Blues Playoff Game
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Visiting the Pier in San Francisco
Visiting the Pier in San Francisco
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Taking a Bike Ride
Taking a Bike Ride

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We recently built our home in a brand new neighborhood. It is an open concept home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Our favorite places in our home would be our kitchen/family room and the patio because we enjoy dining, entertaining, and watching movies together.

Our neighborhood offers scenic walking/biking trails, a community lake, a playground, a dog park, and public pavilions which encourages being active and socializing with neighbors. Our neighborhood is very family-oriented and has lots of children. It is also known for showing its holiday spirit. Halloween is a highlight of the year. Children of all ages dress up and go trick-or-treating through the area.

We are also located in one of our state's top school districts, and a brand new elementary school was just built in our neighborhood. It will be perfect for walking to school!

Our community has a historic main street that offers great restaurants, ice cream parlors, and family-owned shops. The town hosts several festivals throughout the year that include live music, carnivals, festivals, and great food. We are members of the community pool that includes a water playground for children. When the kids are older, there is a local theme park that offers thrilling rides and a water park.

Our Extended Families

Emily & Her Siblings

We feel fortunate to have such loving and supportive families. Both sides are so excited about this process and are always asking about updates as we progress through this journey.

Emily is the youngest of three with two older brothers, and Nick is the youngest of three brothers.

Nick & His Brothers

We spend all of our holidays locally since most of our families live near us. Traditionally we have Thanksgiving at Emily's parent's house with family in town. There is usually a crowd in the kitchen snacking on food and catching up while the others are watching the football game in the family room. Then the whole family gathers when dinner is ready to be served. We celebrate Christmas in the morning together before meeting Emily's family for brunch at their house. We then host Nick's family where we can watch all of our nieces and nephews open presents from Santa. Emily always prepares a delicious egg casserole and french toast for the family and then we gather around the dining room table to share stories and eat a wonderful meal. We have a yearly tradition of attending the local symphony orchestra to listen to our favorite Christmas music with our family.

From Us to You

We are writing to you today as two people who are excited and hopeful to be parents. We have gone through a lot these past two years after losing our son at 22 weeks of pregnancy. There were several complications during the pregnancy and more that continued for a year after our loss. This ultimately led to Emily requiring a hysterectomy. Since we are unable to have children of our own, you may be the one to fulfill our dream of starting a family.

It has been a very hard road for both of us, but we are determined to not let what has happened to us define our future. In spite of everything that we have been through, we know that we have so much love to give to a child. We want you to know that if you choose us as adoptive parents of your child, we would provide them a wonderful life. This child will know every day how much he or she is loved unconditionally. We will be committed to providing this child every opportunity to succeed in life. We both are fortunate to have been brought up with strong role models and family values in our lives and we are excited to provide that to our kids in the future.

We understand that this is a big decision for you and we just want to let you know that we are so fortunate that you are even considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We do want to let you know that we are interested in sharing details with you as this child grows up with us. As we go through this journey, we are open to communication preferences, including letters, photos, and emails. We would really like to develop a good relationship with you in that you could play an important part in this child's life.

We have been a couple since 2002 after meeting at a local restaurant right after high school graduation. A year after meeting, Nick went away to college for four years. While this was a big change, we were able to make it through a long-distance relationship and come out of it with a stronger bond. We became engaged in 2009 on a cruise and got married in 2011 in Colorado. Since we first met, we have been inseparable and truly enjoy spending our time together. We love outdoor activities, hanging with family and friends, trying new places, and we so look forward to sharing these moments with a child. This child will also be welcomed by our extended family, and of course, our three dogs who all have loving, gentle personalities and have proven wonderful with kids.

We really can't say it enough, but we are so thankful and appreciative that you are taking the time to consider us as you read our profile. We know that this is not an easy decision for you, but please understand how much of an impact this decision would mean to hopeful parents like us. We want you to know that this little boy or girl will be loved very much and we will do everything in our power to provide this child with a life full of joy and happiness!


Nick & Emily


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Jennifer Aniston
Julia Roberts
Candy Bar
Reese's Cups
Childhood Memory
Traveling for Hockey Tournaments
Gulf Shoes, AL to go deep sea fishing
Childhood Toy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A purple bike with training wheels and a white basket with flowers on it
Children's Book
I have these 4 Christmas books that were out at my Grandma's house during the holidays, and then at my parents. We would read them during the seasons with all members of the family, and I hold dear to my heart. We now put them out in our house to read.
Estes Park, CO
Carmel, CA
Classic Movie
Die Hard
Day of Week
Pumpkin Pie
Oreo Balls
Disney Movie
The Mighty Ducks
The Lion King
Dream Car
Range Rover
Dream Job
Professional Athlete
Boutique Shop Owner
Dream Vacation
Touring Europe
Ireland or Bora Bora
Family Activity
Going to Concerts
Trying new restaurants
Flower / Plant
Money Tree Plant
Pale Pink Peonies
Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon with Crab Cakes
Form of Exercise
Weight Lifting
Hiking With the Dogs
Mexican Train
Mexican Train With the Family
Playing Guitar
Holiday Song
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Music at the Symphony
Traditional Holiday Music at the Local Symphony Hall with Family
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough and Hot Fudge
Chocolate Ice Cream with Oreo and Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Reese's Cups
Leisure Activity
Sitting around the Fire Pit
Men's Health
Memory with a Child
Ice Skating with Niece and Nephew
Holiday Fun With Our Nieces and Nephews
Memory with Spouse
Traveling for Concerts
When Nick proposed on the open top level of the cruise boat, under the shooting stars, in the middle of the Bahamas!
The Dark Knight
Movie Munchie
Movie Quote
"With great power comes great responsibility"
"There's no place like home" - The Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
The Lion King
Musical Group
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band
Nursery Rhyme
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Ice Hockey
Ski J or Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My Mom
My Parents
The Lion King
Quality about my Spouse
Sense of Humor
His Sensitivity Along With Sense of Humor
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take"
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get."
First Watch
Coopers Hawk
Buffalo Chicken
Spicy Black Bean Burger with Fried Avocado and Spicy Chipotle Sauce
Shopping Store
Seek Up
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sport to Play
Beach Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Ice Hockey
Sports Star
Pavel Bure
Vladamir Tarasenko
Sports Team
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Decorating for Christmas and Halloween
Getting together with the family couple times a month for dinners
TV Show
TV Show Character
Walter White
Sheldon from Big Bang Theory
Type of Music
Rock and Roll
Vacation Spot
Riviera Maya
Video Game
Mario Kart
Super Mario Brothers

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