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Scott & Margo

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and consider sharing your child's life with us. We think it truly takes a village to raise a child, and we are ready to be the cornerstone of that village. Whether you are considering adoption or still not sure, we want you to make the decision that feels most right to you.

About Us

Scott
Margo
Job
Photographer
Web Developer
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication
Bachelor's Degree in Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

On the Beach in San Diego

Margo is adopted -- she came to the United States from South Korea to live in Des Moines, Iowa, when she was six months old. She grew up always knowing she was adopted from the time she was small and could remember being told.

When we adopt, Margo will be able to share her own experiences and make sure our child knows their own special adoption story. We plan on telling our child that they are adopted and giving them as much information as is appropriate for their age and that they would like to know. We would like to pursue an open adoption, if that is something the birth parents would be open to. While Margo has never met her birth parents, she feels like an open adoption would be very positive for both the child and all the parents.

We are so very excited to be on this adoption journey and cannot wait to meet our newest family member!

What Makes Us Unique

Photographing the Obama Inauguration

Margo is a web developer and works for a large North American company. She worked in news media before moving to Iowa, and was a graphic designer before entering a more technology-focused field. Now that she is not as focused on using her design skills in her day-to-day occupation, she uses them at home to create packaging for homemade treats for neighbors and friends, and party invitations for friends and family.

Margo is creative, organized and loves to work on projects around the house including cooking, crafting and decorating. She is always thinking about the next cooking project she can try — she has made homemade pasta, kimchi, and challah bread, to name a few. She enjoys working out, bicycling and traveling. Margo is thoughtful and more reserved but definitely still likes to have fun with close friends.

Scott is a professional photographer, working as a journalist for national newspapers and magazines. He's covered historic events, presidents and presidential candidates. Some of the highlights include photographing a space shuttle launch, riding out and covering Hurricane Katrina and the Inauguration of President Obama.

Scott's favorite thing is when he makes Margo belly laugh. He enjoys being outside, whether it's camping, bicycling, skiing, gardening or walking his dog. He also enjoys woodworking and making things. He especially loves making friends with dogs wherever he goes. Scott is outgoing and easily makes friends with everyone around.

Favorite Vacation Spot

Margo Loves Aquariums!

Some of our favorite vacation places include New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis, Paris, Japan, and Vienna, Austria. We've also been bike camping in Missouri and Minnesota. We love going to visit Scott's family in Michigan. They live in a small town on Lake Huron, and the large extended family gets together for the Fourth of July at a small cottage near the beach. There are tons of cousins and kids and fun things to do.

Margo loves aquariums, and we've been to several around the country. We also love visiting art museums, historic monuments, and trying out local restaurants and new foods wherever we go.

We would love to show our child the world someday. We have hiked and snorkeled in Hawaii, Puerto Rico in the rainforest, and several national parks. Our next overseas adventures will include Denmark and Japan. Scott's family hosted a foreign exchange student, Hans, from Denmark, when he was a kid, and they have stayed close over the years. Hans recently had a baby boy, Alfred, and we would love to be able to continue our generations together.

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Photos

Visiting New York
Visiting New York
Bicycling Near Our Home
Bicycling Near Our Home
Playing With Our Cousin
Playing With Our Cousin
Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in Hawaii
Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in Hawaii
Exploring Vienna, Austria
Exploring Vienna, Austria
With Art That Margo's Dad Helped Create at the Rose Garden at the Des Moines Art Center
With Art That Margo's Dad Helped Create at the Rose Garden at the Des Moines Art Center
At the Beach in Florida
At the Beach in Florida
Margo & Our Dog, Becca, on a Walk Around the Neighborhood
Margo & Our Dog, Becca, on a Walk Around the Neighborhood
Margo & Our Friend's Son, Liam
Margo & Our Friend's Son, Liam
Christmas in Des Moines
Christmas in Des Moines
Scott Skiing With Friends in Colorado
Scott Skiing With Friends in Colorado
Scott & His Cousin, Sophia, Drawing
Scott & His Cousin, Sophia, Drawing
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Visiting New York
Visiting New York
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Bicycling Near Our Home
Bicycling Near Our Home
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Playing With Our Cousin
Playing With Our Cousin
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Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in Hawaii
Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary in Hawaii
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Exploring Vienna, Austria
Exploring Vienna, Austria
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With Art That Margo's Dad Helped Create at the Rose Garden at the Des Moines Art Center
With Art That Margo's Dad Helped Create at the Rose Garden at the Des Moines Art Center
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At the Beach in Florida
At the Beach in Florida
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Margo & Our Dog, Becca, on a Walk Around the Neighborhood
Margo & Our Dog, Becca, on a Walk Around the Neighborhood
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Margo & Our Friend's Son, Liam
Margo & Our Friend's Son, Liam
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Christmas in Des Moines
Christmas in Des Moines
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Scott Skiing With Friends in Colorado
Scott Skiing With Friends in Colorado
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Scott & His Cousin, Sophia, Drawing
Scott & His Cousin, Sophia, Drawing

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a newer four-bedroom house with a fenced-in backyard and a vegetable garden. Our neighborhood is very walkable and child-friendly, where kids play in front yards and in nearby playgrounds. We love to walk our dog and ride our bikes on a great trail system throughout the area. Our street has an annual block party every summer.

Our school district has some of the best schools in the state and country. The students and our neighbors come from diverse cultural backgrounds.

We have a great playground in our neighborhood a few blocks away where kids are always playing basketball or soccer and on playground equipment. We even have a couple of little free libraries in our neighborhood that are always filled with children's books.

The best part of our community hands down though is the supportiveness. Everyone genuinely cares about everyone else. We have a tradition of sharing Christmas treats with several of our neighbors. There are adopted children on our block, and kids of all different races.

Our city is a fast-growing suburb of Des Moines, Iowa that is ethnically diverse and thriving economically. We have big-city amenities – Science Center, Zoo, Art Museum, Sculpture Park, State Fairgrounds, a large reservoir for boating, state parks for hiking, family friendly cultural festivals downtown – with the livability and ease of a mid-size city of about 600,000 people. Nothing is more than about 20 minutes away.

Our Extended Families

Margo & Her Dad

Margo has one living relative – her dad. He lives in Iowa and comes over for dinner frequently. Margo's mom passed away when she was 19. Margo was close to both sets of grandparents, visiting them each every year. Her grandparents on her mother's side lived in Florida so she would visit them every spring and they would go to Disney World and the beach and they often stayed at an island resort. Her other grandparents lived in Iowa and they would spend Easters together. Music has always been important element in Margo's family. Margo's dad plays piano, guitar and both her parents performed in a band when Margo was a kid. Her dad has a group of close friends that have become her extended family.

Christmas With Family

Scott's parents live together in Illinois, and he has one brother who lives in San Diego. He has a large extended family, with several living aunts, uncles, cousins and kids. His dad is from a small town in Michigan where his grandmother and several relatives still live. Christmas is always celebrated together with both our families -- we make the meal together and it's tradition that we make special potato crescent rolls -- our family has a traditional recipe and we would love to share that with our child. The other half of Scott's family is located in the Dallas area.

From Us to You

We always thought we would have a child. We discussed it while we were still dating and then after we married in 2007, when we found out we couldn't conceive and build our family in the traditional way, it was devastating. A change in occupation and location for us shifted our priorities at the time and helped us both work through the emotions of life not working out like we initially thought it would, and also allowed us time to figure out what we really wanted in life. Experience has given us the lens to be able to see all the options of what we can do with our life, and we have chosen that we would really like to bring a child into our life now. We also feel like we are at a point in our life where we aren't trying to figure ourselves out -- so we can focus more on our child and creating the life we want to give him or her.

We both just want to share our life and all we have to give, and to experience the wonders of all the things we love with a child. We have so many traditions we'd like to carry on and share with him or her.

Margo would love to share her passion in the kitchen with her child -- making homemade pasta, ice cream, and breads. Margo and her dad are also very close -- he instilled in her both an artistic sense and for home design.

Scott and his family always skied together when he was a child, and now too as an adult, so he'd love to teach his own child to ski someday, as well as bicycling, mountain biking, hiking and camping. Our friends have a toddler, Holden, and we always see him bike riding and camping with his parents. We would love to take our child on family bike rides and camping trips and be able to share that with our friends as well.

Both our sets of parents are ecstatic about us growing our family and having a grandchild -- the hardest thing for them will be to not spoil their grandchild too much!

We have a very strong network of friends – some with children and some without -- and we know we can count on all of them for their love and support of our child as much as our family. We even joke when we eat out for brunch sometimes – saying "Goodbye, family!" when we get up to leave. We camp together with our friends several times a year, and have taken several trips to Minnesota and around Iowa together.

We believe the most important thing is that a child is loved -- if a child feels loved and cared for always they will turn out to be a good human being and a happy person. We know that if children feel safe and secure and confident they will thrive. Creating environments of structure are equally important – these are all things we want for our child and we want to make sure they can always trust us and that we create an environment where they feel like they can be the best version of themselves.

We think it truly takes a village to raise a child, and we are ready to be the cornerstone of that village. Whether you are considering adoption or still not sure, we want you to make the decision that feels most right to you. We would like to pursue an open adoption. Margo was adopted and she feels like it is the best thing for both the child and all the parents, if the birth parents are open to it. We are open to sending both letters and photographs, and are open to visits and periodic ongoing contact, in the form of phone calls, video chats, or emails.

Scott & Margo

Favorites

Scott
Margo
Actor
Matt Damon, George Clooney, Tom Hanks
Andrew Rannells, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks
Actress
Anne Hathaway, Marian Cotillard
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Michael Lewis
Michael Chabon
Book
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Candy Bar
100 Grand
Twix
Cartoon
South Park
The Jetsons
Childhood Memory
Canoeing with my family
Watching Nick at Nite tv shows like Patty Duke in hotel rooms at night when my parents and I would travel
Childhood Toy
Bicycle
Dollhouse
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
The BFG by Roald Dahl
City
Washington, D.C.
Classic Movie
All the Presidents Men
Sound of Music, It's a Wonderful Life
Color
Aquamarine
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
cheesecake
Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Finding Nemo
Sword in the Stone
Dream Car
Audi R8
Blue 1969 Chevy Camaro Convertible
Dream Job
Photographer
Google User Experience designer
Dream Vacation
Galapagos Island
Turks and Caicos
Family Activity
Camping
Walks with the dog
Flower / Plant
Daffodils
Hydrangeas
Food
Burritos
Chicken and Waffles
Form of Exercise
Bicycling
Spin class
Fruit
Pineapple
Peach
Game
Apples to Apples
Hobby
Bicycling
Cooking
Holiday
Fourth of July
Christmas
Holiday Song
Winter Wonderland
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Holiday Tradition
We each get a memorable Christmas ornament each year
Picking out a Christmas ornament with my husband every year, delivering holiday treats to the neighbors together
Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry's
Caramel Butter Pecan
Junk Food
Sour Patch Kids
Twizzlers and cheese puffs
Leisure Activity
Dog walks
Biking
Magazine
Bicycling
Magnolia Journal
Memory with a Child
Helping my 4-year-old cousin set up a tent for the first time
Playing goofy nonsense games in Michigan with my cousins Macy and Gavin
Memory with Spouse
Checking out local restaurants in New York City and sitting in Central Park together
Movie
Shawshank Redemption
I Don't Know How She Does It, Big, You've Got Mail
Movie Munchie
Kettle Corn
Caramel popcorn
Movie Quote
Randy... how do the little piggy's eat? -- A Christmas Story
Movie Type
Adventure
Horror, Super Hero or Classic movies
Musical
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
Musical Group
Lake Street Dive
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Diving
Luge
Personal Hero
Milton Glaser
Quality about my Spouse
Her kindness
His spontaneity, his kindness
Quote
Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends. - Clarence from It's a Wonderful Life
Restaurant
Ippudo Ramen
Danji in New York City
Sandwich
Rueben
Reuben
Scripture
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. -- Ephesians 2:8-9
Shopping Store
Active Endeavors -- outdoor clothing and adventure store
Pottery Barn, West Elm, Room and Board
Sport to Play
Biking
Sport to Watch
Tour de France
Cycling during the Tour de France
Sports Team
Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes
Subject in School
Photography
Art
Superhero
Catwoman
Thing to Cook
Lasagna
Time of Day
Morning
Tradition
Making cookies and treats during the holidays
TV Show
Mr. Robot, This Old House
Fixer Upper, Mozart in the Jungle, Nature
TV Show Character
Adam Sackler in Girls
Type of Music
Folk, alternative
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Maui
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Mario

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