Scott and JuliaFamily Waiting to Adopt
Hello! We are Scott and Julia
FUN FACTS ABOUT US
- She is an artist; her favorite medium is glass.
- She is handy and is a clever problem solver.
- She likes to listen to music and read books.
- She is open-hearted and loves making people laugh.
- She has a huge sweet tooth. Her favorite candies are jelly beans.
- He loves being outdoors and especially enjoys cycling, hiking, and camping.
- He enjoys live music and has been known to travel to catch a show he really wants to see.
- He is the official family photographer and his favorite subject is the landscape. He took most of the photos in this book.
- He plays guitar a little and would like to learn more.
- He likes to meet new people and makes friends easily.
Dear Expectant Parents,
Thank you for taking the time to review our portfolio. We think that the parent-child relationship is very special and want to be parents. We believe raising a child will be an incredible experience, to know a person from the very beginning and to see the child through different stages of growth and development. We are excited about the possibility of achieving our goal of parenthood through adoption and are honored that you would consider us in your search for an adoptive family.
Scott is a wonderful man and will make an excellent parent. He is kind, patient, and always puts his family first. Scott is very smart, hard-working, thoughtful and he gives good advice. He also has a cheerful sense of humor and a brilliant smile. Scott enjoys the outdoors, he likes to go on long bike rides, he also sometimes plays guitar and is interested in photography.
Julia is compassionate, loyal, and committed to parenthood. She is a reliable friend and partner, and builds strong relationships. She is willing to work hard toward an objective but knows that it is important to make time for fun. Julia has always liked to create and make things. Her favorite hobby is glass blowing but she also has been known to sew, knit, throw pots, cast, and weld.
We met and started dating in 2006 – a friend thought we would like each other so
she introduced us. Since we met, we have enjoyed building our relationship and experiencing life together. When we were married in 2012, we affirmed our commitment to our common values of family, friendships, and leading a life that is balanced between working toward goals for the future and enjoying the present. We have great respect for one another, have many common interests, and genuinely enjoy spending time together.
Our goal for parenthood is to nurture a child based on the child’s abilities and strengths, and to encourage the child to explore her/his own interests. We will provide a child with opportunities for a variety of experiences so that she/he can find her/his talents. We have a safe home where a child will be comfortable and where she/he can ask questions without criticism. We will be available to the child and will be advocates helping to guide her/him through life’s challenges. We value education, and providing guidance and financial support in our child’s education is an important goal for us.
As potential adoptive parents, we feel that an open adoption is beneficial for the birth family, adoptive parents, and most importantly the child. Having an understanding of where she/he came from will help the child develop a sense of who she/he is. We hope to develop a relationship with you that will allow the child to have this knowledge, and to provide you the opportunity to see her/him grow.
We have recently moved to Seattle, Washington from Austin, Texas. Now we live close to Julia’s family – about 30 minutes from her parents and about 20 minutes from her sister, brother-in-law, and their two children. We are happy that a child in our family will have the opportunity to become close to Julia’s family. We are having fun exploring the Seattle area and have found so many things to do here, such as hiking, camping, and taking in live music and movies. Scott is really glad that we moved near the mountains so he can go skiing in the winter, something that he couldn’t do in Texas.
In addition to enjoying activities near home, we look for opportunities to travel. We have traveled together to México, China, and Peru. We also often visit New England, where Scott grew up. His parents, sister and brother-in-law, and their son live near Boston. We enjoy our visits to New England and are glad to have such a strong relationship with Scott’s side of the family.
Professionally, Julia is a Graphic Designer. She works for a legal technology association. She works on their magazine and other publications, and designs banners and other collateral for their conferences and events. Having always had an interest in art, Julia is glad to have a creative job. Scott is an environmental engineer. His work focuses on ecosystem restoration in the Seattle area, providing habitat for salmon. He believes in the importance of the work he does and is happy to be able to make a living doing it.
Thank you again for taking the time to become introduced to us. We wish you the best in making the important decision of selecting a home for your child.