We are Scott and Dominic (Dom), and we are honored that you’d consider us as adoptive parents. We know that this choice for you is not easy and we respect whatever it is your heart tells you. Our hearts are set on adoption to help fulfill our dream of being fathers and by choosing us, you would grant us that wish. We would love the chance to grant you the peace of mind that you deserve by making your decision.
We came to be 18 years ago, when Scott worked up the nerve to ask Dom on a date. The truth is, on that fateful night, when Dominic was asked the question, he froze, for what seemed like an hour, then slowly… backed up… and walked away. Scott does a great physical impression of this. Scott was heartbroken, but not for long. Dominic, you see, approached Scott 3 days later and in turn asked him on a date. Little did Scott know, Dominic quietly and carefully considers every important decision for a few days before he confidently announces his conclusion to the world. We ended up on that date (dinner at a Mexican restaurant) and we’ve been Dom and Scott or Scott and Dom ever since. To this day, Scott still moves quickly to follow his intuition and Dom still diligently researches all options… making furniture shopping a blast. That was a joke. We are the story of the tortoise and the hare. In our 19 years together, we have challenged each other, supported each other, learned the importance of communication and tried to approach every problem with grace and love. We have brought balance to each other. We have taught each other what it is to love and we are ready to teach that to our child.
Dominic was born in Chiang Rai, Thailand, but raised in the small town of Mae Sai in the northern, mountain region of the country. At 11 years old he boarded a plane and came to live with his father and stepfamily in Washington state. Dominic didn’t know any English when he moved to the US. Having made the journey at such a young age, he learned that by working hard and not giving up, anything is achievable. Dom was given a chance to live a better life and he took that chance and made it reality. His work ethic is a trait he will undoubtedly teach his daughter or son.
Why Dominic Will Make a Great Dad, By Scott
- He is positively the most positive person ever. Dom always finds the good in every situation and individual. He always has a smile on his face and never complains.
- His nature to express love, with a hug, with his words, with his actions. It makes me cry tears of joy actually.
- He is forever supportive and encouraging. I can already see him rooting on his son at a karate tournament or repeating the cheerleading chant of his daughter.
- His discipline in maintaining structure and order in his own life will have huge advantages when raising our child.
Scott was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but raised in Reno, Nevada. Since the age of 4 he was a natural born performer, loved the spotlight and knew he had a future in show business. He moved to Los Angeles as soon as he graduated high school to chase his dreams of Hollywood. He is the consummate student - always learning new skills and taking new classes to expand his artistic merits.
Why Scott Will Be a Great Dad, By Dominic
- His sense of humor. He loves to make me laugh, and everyone else, for that matter. He will be such a fun Dad.
- He is always prepared. It’s well known by our friends that if you need something (a safety pin, bug spray, a battery for your watch) Scott has it. He tries to be one step ahead, it’s how his mind works.
- His generosity. Scott is a giver. He was raised to help out when someone is in need. I love this about him.
- Nothing gets by him. He has a protective nature and innate sense of security. He makes me feel very safe.
We brought Henry into our lives 10 years ago. He is a super animated and spunky Cocker Spaniel mix who had been found on the street scrounging for food. He has a one track mind - “treats, treats, treats.” Henry has fantastic curly hair and the deepest, most soulful eyes. We added Junebug to our fold 3 years ago. She is a bossy Terrier mix who reminds Henry everyday, that she is in charge. She is also very sensitive and so sweet. Junebug confidently sports a mohawk down the length of her body. Junebug loves to cuddle in the morning, whereas Henry is a snuggler at night. They have brought us countless days of love and joy and we are better for having them as a part of our family.
Food, Glorious Food
We LOVE to cook. We LOVE to eat. Our kitchen is the heart of our home and Dom is the heart of that operation. Dominic is a nurturer by instinct. It feeds his soul to feed his loved ones. It’s heart-warming to watch him consider the tiniest detail when plating a casual, midday sandwich, just for the two of us.
If Dom is the center of the everyday meal, Scott is the mastermind behind the social gathering. He loves to host friends and family. His favorite meal to put together is his famous Thanksgiving feast. One of our greatest pleasures is hosting loved ones over, sharing a meal with them and laughing til our bellies hurt. We love all types of cuisine, but could always go for a burger or Thai food. Also, Scott’s personal rule that dessert is a must, is thankfully, usually enforced.
Dancing Through Life
We began our diverse careers as dancers. Not only has the craft of commercial dancing in Los Angeles given us so much, but by rising to the top of our field, it has allowed us to effortlessly transition into other areas of the entertainment industry. Scott has worked on countless television shows and more than 40 feature films as a dancer and choreographer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera. Dominic has toured the world, back-up dancing for huge recording artists. He’s also no stranger to award shows where he has performed next to some of the biggest stars. Scott now produces movies and Dom produces reality television. We owe so much to the universal language of dance. You can bet that our first dance at our wedding was a crowd pleaser. We believe in following your passions and working hard to achieve them, and our careers are proof that this works. Our years of experience and ties to the industry made it possible for us to start our own production company, Tortoise and Hare.
It’s All Fun and Games
Dom is an avid yogi. He has studied and trained in yoga for the last several years. It has developed into a daily practice and he benefits physically, mentally and spiritually from it. He is quite the talented restorer of antique furniture. A well spent Sunday would be in the garage stripping, sanding, staining and sealing a vintage crib for our impending little one. He also loves watching superhero movies and going to the local farmers market.
Scott would spend that same Sunday working in the yard. To him, pulling weeds and repotting plants is meditative and relaxing. He takes pride in maintaining the landscape. Other passions include going on hikes and bringing the house down at karaoke.
We love to travel and cannot wait to introduce different cultures to our child. The two of us come from such contrasting experiences and we welcome the idea of making our family portrait even more diverse. One of our favorite trips was visiting Thailand. We even got to see Dom’s dad, who now lives there again.
Friends and Family
Scott’s parents have been married for 50 years. They have been a perfect model of what a long term relationship looks like. They live in neighboring Arizona and cannot wait to lend a helping hand. Scott is the youngest of two sisters whom he is and always has been very close with. Between the two of them they have 11 kids. Needless to say, Scott has been an uncle for a very long time and has grown exceptionally good at it. He is routinely the favorite uncle, unless you include Dom. Dom’s stepmother and stepsisters and their families live in Washington state. We get up there quite often for visits. They too, cannot wait to love on our arrival (his oldest sister would say spoil, but that’s another conversation). Dom’s mother lives in Berlin, Germany. We have had the great pleasure of hosting her to the states twice, which were the only two times she has traveled to the US. We have also visited her in Germany a handful of times. She passed down to Dom her huge heart and affectionate nature.
Our friends are a generous and loving bunch of folks who have consistently stayed in our lives over the years, including shared holidays and special milestones. One such celebration was our wedding. We got married in our own back yard. The ceremony was officiated by our dearest, family friend, and standing with us were members of our tribe, some of which have been in our lives for 20+ years. It was a perfect day.
We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to learn about us. We’d love to learn about you as well. We think the world of you and your decision to help create a family, whomever they should be. We know in our hearts, our baby will find us, making our home complete, our dream fulfilled and our lives forever changed for the better. In love and appreciation, Dom + Scott, the tortoise and the hare.