We’re Devon, Tim, James, and George Simone and we’re looking to welcome a new family member with open arms. We’re excited for the chance to learn about your hopes and dreams for yourself and your baby, and we appreciate you taking the time to learn about us.
We live in Silverlake, a really fun neighborhood in Los Angeles. It’s a lively area with tons of shops and restaurants. Griffith Park, The Greek Theater, Echo Park Lake, and The Silverlake Reservoir are all nearby. A lot of our neighbors have young kids, so we have playdates and outings every weekend, and we live next to a fantastic park with two playgrounds. There is no shortage of activities for families and kids.
Family is everything to us. We have a huge extended family with tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Some live on the East Coast but a lot of them live here in Los Angeles, including Tim’s parents. Having James and George actually strengthened our desire to adopt. James is our biological child, and we conceived George through embryo adoption. But we feel like they both came through us and to us, not from us. We believe that having the same genes isn’t what makes a family. True family is about being heart-and-soul related, not blood-related.
Our home is bustling with life, love and activity. Tim’s parents live in the little house behind ours and are always popping over to play with the kids. Tim’s brother, Mark, lives nearby with his wife and two daughters. We have cousins, brothers, sisters, and Devon’s parents who visit often from her hometown of Santa Cruz. We also love to take the kids up to Santa Cruz because there are so many fun outdoor things to do there—beaches, hiking, even a big steam train through the beautiful redwoods. One of the great things about Devon’s job (as a writer) is that she gets several months off at a time to be at home with the kids. Tim has a very steady job (in publishing) and is always home by 6:00 pm to take over dad duty.