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Lindsay and David

HELLO!

Thank you so much for reading our profile. We are grateful and honored that you’ve given us the chance to share our story with you. We recognize the strength and courage it takes to choose this path, and we appreciate that you want the very best for your child. We’re so excited to become parents. It has always been our plan to grow our family through adoption, and we truly believe a family is built on love, not biology. We know now is the right time for us to bring a child into our lives, and we’re looking forward to starting this journey. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We can’t wait to learn more about you too.

OUR STORY:

We met 14 years ago and have been inseparable ever since. We grew up just 20 minutes from one another in Michigan and were introduced by a mutual friend as teenagers. She thought our humor, individuality, and outlook on life would make us a great match—and she was right. We connected immediately that first evening, sharing late-night fries at a diner and laughing at each other’s jokes. Five years later, we got married in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the town we lived in during college. Surrounded by our loved ones, we promised to appreciate one another, be open and honest, show forgiveness, and celebrate life’s happy moments—then we danced the evening away with our friends and family. We’re true partners and best friends. We love to be together, whether that’s watching a movie at home or exploring new spots around the world. We can have just as much fun at the grocery store as we do at the Eiffel Tower. We have built a life filled with love and laughter, and we can’t wait to share it with a child.ABOUT DAVID, BY DAVID:

Growing up, I learned to enjoy life’s simple moments. I played soccer in the backyard with my brother, solved puzzles with my mom on the back porch, and learned to play cards from my grandparents. We had family reunions every fourth of July at my aunt’s lake house, where we barbequed, played with sparklers, and spent time with our extended family. I am excited to spend these same simple, important moments with our future child.

  • I’ve played soccer competitively since I was young and was captain of my college soccer team.
  • In high school, I took cooking classes and now I make a big breakfast at home every weekend.
  • I studied accounting and finance in college and later got a master’s degree in business.

 

My job: I’ve worked as a nonprofit accountant for 10 years—now at a national scientific organization. Growing up where I did and seeing the challenges many people faced, I’m grateful to help make a difference in people’s lives. I hope to instill these same values in our future child.

ABOUT DAVID, BY LINDSAY:

I was first drawn to David because of his humor and quiet confidence. He has a way of making everyone in the room feel welcome and important, all while cracking people up with his jokes. As I got to know him, I learned how kind, hardworking, thoughtful, and intelligent he is. He has made my life so much better and I am thankful every day that we found one another. He is always working to make me happy and fill our lives with joy and ease.  David prioritizes taking care of the people he cares about, whether that’s helping our friends move or making me waffles on a Saturday morning. He’s a great listener, an excellent and calm problem solver, and an enthusiastic supporter of the people he loves. I know he will be a wonderful father, not just because I see him with our friends’ children and our nephews, but because he is patient, attentive, and so much fun.ABOUT LINDSAY, BY LINDSAY:

I was raised with a wonderful community of family and friends. My grandparents lived nearby, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends of my parents who are really like family. My sister and I spent our childhood with these important people—sleepovers at our grandparents, barbeques with friends, and big group vacations to campgrounds and ski towns. I can’t wait for our future child to share these same happy experiences.

  • In high school, I took a lot of art classes, was captain of my swim team, and studied modern dance.
  • I majored in English, sociology, and African studies in college.
  • I went to law school to focus on human rights and spent four years representing children as a public interest lawyer.

 

My job: Nearly five years ago, I went back to my first love— writing. I now work as a writer and an editor at a major international magazine. I’m grateful I get to help tell important stories, and I can’t wait to share my love for reading and writing with our future child.

ABOUT LINDSAY, BY DAVID:

As soon as Lindsay walked in the room, my heart skipped a beat. She won me over right away with her quick wit and sincerity. I couldn’t wait to call her the next day and plan our first date. Over the years, I have seen the many wonderful qualities she possesses that I know will make her an amazing mother. She is kind and thoughtful, making sure every word she says is both comforting and encouraging. Everyone knows they can call her anytime for honest feedback and encouragement. Lindsay is reliable, willing to change plans on a moment’s notice to help a friend in need. She is also an incredible planner and loves to celebrate the people in our lives. She makes sure everyone has the best experience for them, whether it’s a low-key birthday dinner or a gigantic surprise party. Lindsay has been my best friend for 14 years, and I am so excited for us to enter this next phase of our lives together. I know she will be an incredible mother, teaching our future child to value others, be sympathetic, and to appreciate all life has to offer. Lindsay has been the most positive impact in my life and I am certain she will be the same for our future child.OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS:

We’re both thankful to come from loving, close-knit families, and these relationships are so important to us. David is the middle child, with one older brother and one younger sister. His brother, Richard, lives in northern Michigan with his wife and our three young nephews. We love visiting them in the summer, when we go out on the boat, play at the lakes, and ride bikes. His sister, Jenny, lives in New Orleans and his parents, Mary and Joseph, live just outside Detroit, Michigan. We’re lucky that despite living in different places, we see one another several times a year. Lindsay has one younger sister, Jessica, who she talks to every day. Jessica and her husband, JJ, travel for work, which means we get to meet up for fun weekends in different cities. Her parents, Rebecca and Gary, live near Detroit. They’re both retired and looking forward to spending lots of time with their new grandchild. Though we live apart, we all get together often in D.C., Michigan, and for vacations—most recently at Walt Disney World. We’re already planning our next family trip to Hawaii and this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, which always includes Lindsay’s mother’s famous pumpkin muffins. We also have wonderful friends who truly feel like family. We eat dinner together, go on hikes, take weekend trips, play games, and go to concerts and events. Some of these friends have children, and we love going to the park, zoo, and beach together. On Halloween, Lindsay’s favorite holiday, we have friends over and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters, and we always throw a big Hannukah party every year at our home. Our support network in D.C. is strong and our friends are so excited to welcome another baby into the group.

OUR HOME AND COMMUNITY:

We live in Washington, D.C. in a quiet, diverse neighborhood in the city. We often walk to our local library, parks, restaurants, shops, playgrounds, pool, and soccer fields. We’re close to riverside trails, national parks, and farmers’ markets, which we visit on the weekends. We’re also just a short public transit ride away from national art, science, and history museums. We feel lucky to live in a place that balances urban life and nature, and we can’t wait to share it all with our future child. Our home has space for both our future child and our visiting family, who we know will be with us often. We love to cook and bake for our friends and family in the open kitchen and then sit down for a meal at our big dining room table. We also have a small backyard with a garden, perfect for kicking a ball around or playing in a sprinkler.OUR PROMISES TO YOU:

  • We will share your child’s story with them openly, celebrating your strength and care.
  • Our house will be one of laughter, love, and learning.
  • Your child will be exposed to the beauty and wonder of the world through music, art, nature, and travel.
  • We will always be your child’s biggest supporter, helping them achieve their goals and dreams.
  • Your child will be embraced by a community of family and friends who care deeply about them.
  • We will provide a safe and nurturing home where your child will grow into their best self.
  • We will celebrate the unique individual your child will be.
  • We will raise your child to be compassionate, thoughtful, curious, and determined.

 

Thank you for getting to know us. We hope we’ll have the chance to talk, share more about ourselves, and get to know you. We understand you have a difficult choice to make and appreciate that you want the very best for your child. We would love to hear from you.