We are Aimie and Chad from Northern California. We so appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us and we hope to be able to get to know you too! We are sure this is the hardest choice of your life and want to reassure that we will love and care for your baby, teaching him/her values, while giving him/her every advantage we can. We live in Northern California with our 2 fur babies – our dog Harper and cat Zora- and have created a wonderful life for ourselves. We have worked hard to achieve what we have, which is an amazing home, great jobs, and a loving relationship. On our days off we enjoy local adventures where Chad mountain bikes while Aimie hikes with Harper. Aimie loves to cook and makes dinner every night while Chad is very handy and enjoys fixing up the house and making furniture. We are fortunate to be in a place in our lives where we are prepared and so excited to become parents. We want to raise your child with strong morals and values, understanding the importance of honesty, kindness, and hard work.
Hello and Thank You!
How We Met
We met in 2014 (through friends) but didn’t start dating until 2016. At the time we met, Chad was opening his own business and Aimie was finishing graduate school and also starting her own business. We both have strong work ethics and when we focus on a task, we make sure we complete it. When we finally went on a date, we both immediately knew that we were a match!
We have similar interests, personalities, and also values. We both work hard, own our own businesses, and like to spend time outside in nature. We are both really easy-going, don’t fight, we love, and support each other. We are fortunate to own a large home on a big piece of land and we spend a lot of our free time working on it. We modified a van to include a little kitchen and sleeping area. We love taking weekend trips to visit friends! We both want the other one to be happy and are very supportive of each other’s goals and interests. That means Aimie supports Chad when he wants to go mountain biking on his days off. And Chad supports Aimie in all her social activities, her friends coming over, and her monthly babysitting dates.
A Special Note About Adoption
Chad was adopted by loving parents and raised with another adoptive brother (from different birth parents). Adoption has always felt like a natural path for him and he feels confident he can share his experience with his child in order to help him or her thrive and prosper. Chad feels he is truly blessed by being given the gift of adoption and looks forward to sharing that experience with his future child.
A Little About Aimie, By Aimie
I love working from home, spending time with our animals, cooking, and keeping the house clean! I am a marriage and family therapist and a board-certified behavior analyst. I came from a humble upbringing and was the first person in my family to go to college. It took me awhile to find my way and I worked as a nanny and babysat to support myself until I finished school and became licensed. I worked for many years with children with special needs and children on the autism spectrum as a board-certified behavior analyst. More recently, I have found a way to combine being a therapist and a behavioralist and have started my own practice from home. Working from home I will have more time to devote to our family. Because I worked as a nanny for so many years it is really important to me that I have the opportunity to raise our future child. And I am so excited to share what I learned from all the families I worked with and enjoy it in my own family.
Aimie Through Chad’s Eyes
When I met Aimie, I saw that she was very independent, friendly, easy going, and seemed to have a lot of friends and be very easy to get along with. My dog approved of her which was really important and I knew right away she was the one for me. Aimie does so much for me and makes sure our home is taken care of. She encourages me to be healthy and cooks dinner every night! Aimie is fun to hang out and go on adventures with and I think she will be an amazing mother.
A Little About Chad, By Chad
I was adopted at birth into a loving home and grew up in the same house in California. After graduating high school, I followed my passion to become a snowboarding coach and after that I worked as a firefighter. Unfortunately, that career ended due to a back injury. I didn’t let that get me down and was able to turn my other passion in life into a career by opening up a mountain bike shop. I currently spend my free time mountain biking, wood working (making furniture), and working on my truck. I am easy-going, I just enjoy hanging out with friends and spending time with Aimie and Harper.
Chad Through Aimie’s Eyes
Chad is my rock! He is steady and stable, honest and kind. He is so smart, not book smart – he hates to read, but smart in the way he can figure anything out. He can do all the home renovations we need and if he doesn’t understand at first, he researches and figures it out. He is quiet and reserved on the outside and inside has such a huge and loving personality. He is adventurous and athletic, he is good at encouraging me to explore and try new things. I feel so lucky to have him as my partner. I’m so excited to see Chad become a father.
Home Sweet Home
Almost 2 years ago, we bought a large home in Northern California on 3.5 acres! Total dream for these city kids! We are in an urban area but there are farms and ranches all around us. We can often see horses on our main road! It’s a lot of work but we have enjoyed the renovation, landscaping, etc. We are hoping to get goats in the next few years, partly because they will eat our weeds, but also because they are supposed to be really fun pets! It’s absolutely amazing to see deer in our yard and hear owls hoot at night! That said, we are in a suburb of more major cities and can easily to get to San Francisco, Napa, Marin, or Walnut Creek. We love the idea of raising our future child with the best of both worlds – down to earth country area with urban advantages.
Our Furry Friends
When we met we brought our animals with us – Aimie had a cat and Chad had a dog. Chad rescued our dog Harper before he met Aimie. When we started dating it was really important to Chad that Harper and Aimie get along. Aimie fell in love with Chad seeing how sweet and protective he was with Harper. She was a rescue dog and had some emotional and behavioral issues. No matter what, Chad kept Harper and loved her more and more.
List of Favorites!
Chad: Mountain Biking
Aimie: Amy Poehler
Chad: Kevin Hart
Aimie: Ice cream
Chad: Chocolate chip cookies
Chad: Polar Bear
Favorite Vacation Spot
Aimie: Bob Marley
Chad: Blake Shelton
Favorite TV Show
Aimie: Modern Family
Chad: Parks and Recreation
Love Makes a Family
Both of us grew up here in Northern California and all our family is local! We are close to our parents and Aimie is very close to her aunts, uncles, and cousins – who have small children! We are really excited to be at a place in our lives where we are able to be present for our future child. We are surrounded by supportive family and friends. We are very settled in our careers, finances, lifestyle, and personalities. We can’t wait to spend all of our free time bonding with our future child and creating new family traditions. We want to go to the snow every winter and swim through the summer. Chad will definitely be biking as long as our future child will put up with it.
Our Promise to You
- We promise to provide your child with a stable and loving environment always
- We promise to create new family traditions to celebrate with the seasons and holidays
- We promise to encourage and support your child in their strengths and interests and will always help them to follow their dreams
- We promise to instill strong values such as honesty, kindness, integrity and hard work
One Last Thank You
Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us! We hope you have a sense of who we are and the home/family we want to create. We are very fun and easy going, loving and kind people who will raise your child to be all of those things as well. We want to provide traditions, security, and opportunities for them to feel stable, loved, and confident. Most importantly, we want to raise your child to have all of the love and support possible.