Hi there! We are Evan and Hilary from Southern California!
Dear Birth Mother,
You are incredible. The love you have for your child is selfless and pure, and we admire you far more than we will ever be able to express. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to show you how much love we have for this precious baby. Your gracious act will grant us the greatest gift of our lives, one we have been dreaming of for many years. We sincerely thank you for considering us and we send you our love and support in making your decision.
With love and gratitude,
Evan and Hilary
Our Story, written by Hilary
Evan and I have known each other for nearly 30 years! We met in preschool and grew up as next-door neighbors. This year we will be celebrating 9 wonderful years of marriage filled with unconditional love and tremendous adventure. Throughout our marriage, Evan’s career has allowed us to travel the world and gain countless invaluable experiences. We have lived all over the United States and even spent 2 years in Sweden! Hej Sverige! Last year, we were fortunate enough to return to our hometown in an effort to create a steady environment for our future family. Evan and I are a great example of how opposites can attract, as he’s a scientist and I’m an artist. We balance each other perfectly and make an incredible team! A few years into our relationship Evan revealed to me that he always knew we would be together. He said he knew it in the way that you know that the sky is blue or water is wet. It was crystal clear to him and it was only a matter of time before it happened. Evan proposed on a cruise and we had a big, beautiful wedding at the same venue my Dad and Stepmom married ten years prior.
I grew up in a very loving and supportive home in Southern California. As a kid, I participated in a variety of sports and loved to learn about all aspects of space and science. This led me to pursue my degree in astrophysics at the University of California, Irvine. Because of my physics background, I started working with particle accelerators and currently work for the largest cancer treatment company in the world. My job as a global project manager allows me to work from home most of the time and has extremely flexible hours. For fun, I love to read, watch and play sports, snowboard, and explore space with my dad and his gigantic telescope!
- I really love macaroni and cheese. I could eat it for every meal.
- I have a unique ability to tell amazing bedtime stories.
- I play guitar.
- My childhood hero was Stephen Hawking.
- I love animals. I won’t even kill a fly.
About Evan, by Hilary: Evan is the real deal. He is BRILLIANT and kind and genuine. He is thoughtful with his words and caring in his actions. He loves with his whole heart and takes commitments more seriously than anyone I have ever known. He has so much to be proud of (he truly is a genius and he’s a rock star at work) but you would never know it because he never boasts or brags. He has an incredible way of making everyone feel smart and heard. I have no idea how he does it or how I got so lucky, but I am grateful beyond words. I mean this with the deepest sincerity: he will be an incredible dad.
I was raised in the same family-friendly town that we still live in today. I have a degree in Education as well as a cosmetology license. My love for beauty and passion for education have come together perfectly as I am a hairstylist and in-salon educator. My schedule is flexible, which will make it possible to be a very active parent. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family, watching movies with an obnoxious amount of singing in them, painting, volunteering, and listening to books on tape.
- I have wanted to adopt since I was a child and even mentioned it to Evan on our very first date. He was thrilled with the idea!
- I will pick sweet over salty every time.
- I love to travel and learn about other cultures. So far, my biggest take-away has been that almost everyone wants the same things: to build a life they can be proud of and to love their family. We aren’t as different as we think.
- My childhood dream was to become a Zoologist. That didn’t happen, but I can still see myself starting a pet sanctuary with dogs, cats, horses, everything!
- I was voted class clown in the 6th I’m still hilarious.
About Hilary, by Evan: I have known Hilary for most of my life and it’s easy to say that she is, hands down, the most amazing person I know. She is the kindest, most caring person I have ever met. She constantly goes out of her way to try and make the world around her a better place. People are naturally drawn to her and I mean it when I say that people literally give her their life stories right after meeting her. Her passion for life is unmatched and I am so excited to see her share this with our future child.
Evan’s family: My amazing parents, Cory and Chin, raised my brother, Chad, and I to be kind and respectful to everyone and pushed us to pursue our dreams in life. They were such incredible parents that my cousin, Mari, asked to live with us when she was 14. My parents raised her as if she was one of their own and my brother and I loved having her as a big sister. My father was an Airforce and commercial pilot and my mom was a stay at home mom. Because my dad was a commercial pilot, we were able to travel a lot when we were younger and have a great relationship with the vast majority of our huge family, who lives mostly in California and Florida. We live less than 15 minutes from my parents and Mari and her family (Dwight, Thi, and Thao). We see them several times a week and have family game night every Friday!
Hilary’s Family: I have a BIG family, which includes my Dad (Sam), Stepmom (Kathy), Mom (Tamie), Stepdad (Steve), 1 sister (Jill), 1 half-sister (Amy), 2 stepsisters (Ali and Amelia), and 3 stepbrothers (Chris, Josh, and Eric). Whew! That’s a lot! I loved always having someone to play with and I hope to have a somewhat big family of my own someday. The majority of my family lives nearby and we see them often. Jill lives in Arizona with her husband, Justin, and their new addition, Austyn. Jill and I don’t get to see each other as often as we would like but we video chat with our Dad every morning at 7am!
Our Tiny Zoo: We have 2 miniature dachshunds, Lana and Loki, and a cat, Bailey. Lana is the most angelic creature on the planet. She is 12 years old and her face is grey and beautiful. Loki is really cute, thank goodness. We love him to death, even though he has a checkered past of chewing up furniture. Bailey is an exceptionally gorgeous cat. She loves to sunbathe during the day and climb under our covers at night.
Our Home & Community
We live in a safe neighborhood with excellent schools. Our home has 4-bedrooms, a big backyard, and a park right across the street. Our community is new and was designed with young families in mind. It has 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools, countless parks, and lots of hiking trails. There are so many kids in our neighborhood that we went through 3 giant bags of candy this Halloween! Our town is centrally located and only 30 minutes from beaches and mountains, and just an hour from Disneyland! We are also driving distance to the museums and cultural centers of San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
Thank you so much for reading our profile. We are sending you our love and support as you make this decision. We admire you and are excited to meet such a brave woman.
Our Promises As Parents:
- We are passionate about human rights and equality, and we promise to teach kindness, tolerance, and love above all else.
- Life ebbs and flows to create something beautiful. We promise to teach the importance of laughing as often as possible and finding joy in the good times as well as the challenging ones.
- We promise to teach your child that they are capable of achieving anything, and we are here to support them with any dreams they have.
- Whether your child loves math or science or dancing or drawing, we promise to provide them with a wonderful education in whatever field they choose.
- We promise to teach your child that you hand selected us because of your selfless love. We promise to love them fiercely and wholly, regardless of how they entered our lives.