We both grew up in Iowa, where we met in college during summer break, and we felt right away that we had something special. We married in 2009 at the botanical garden of Des Moines, Iowa, surrounded by all of our loved ones. After graduating college we moved to California and have made it our home since. We both always knew we wanted children, and after putting some roots down in California we were blessed to start our family with Jules.
We adopted our daughter Jules as a newborn in 2017. She’s a curious, playful, caring three (and a half) year old who loves painting, playing soccer, and going to the zoo. She can’t wait to be a big sister.
We have so much fun growing together as a family and spending time with one another. Between regular visits from our parents, and visiting siblings and cousins, we have a rich and supportive family. Things we love doing together are going to the pool, taking walks to the duck pond, camping in the redwoods, and playing board games. We also love traveling together, from weekend trips to the ocean, to a family vacation in Disneyland, to exploring the coasts of Ireland together. But, no matter where we are, we are always at home in each other’s hearts.
Our life together is built on mutual love, respect, and honesty, and we strive to instill those values in our children as well. Our greatest wish is to provide a safe home filled with unconditional love, where our child can have fun, laugh, and create memories full of warmth. We believe it is our responsibility to provide a well-rounded upbringing for our children so they can achieve their dreams, no matter how big they are.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We would love to hear from you, and we are here to talk to you at any time if you would like to know more about us.
Sunnyvale, California, is a sunny, diverse city on the San Francisco Bay. Our home is in a family-friendly neighborhood with tree-lined streets and views of sloping, tree covered mountains. We look forward to visiting the local redwood parks on long summer days and cozying up on the couch together to watch cartoons on Saturday morning. We live very close to several playgrounds, bike trails, and lots of natural beauty. With many nearby parks and activities for children there’s never a dull moment, and some of our favorites are visiting the San Francisco Bay nature preserve to take photos of the ducks or taking day trips to the Pacific Ocean to see the seals. The Bay Area is full of many exciting things to do and places to see and has an abundance of cultural opportunities.
Our daughter Jules is the definition of a happy kid. She loves to laugh and run around, and always finds a way to include us as she plays with her toys. She is very independent and enjoys creative play by going on adventures with her pokemon or using her doctor kit to help her “sick” stuffed animals get better again. She likes to write letters or draw pictures and send them to our family members in the mail. She is excited to go to school and loves counting, practicing writing the alphabet, and reading books with Papa or Dada.
We believe in open adoption because it is important to us that our children be giving the opportunity to develop a relationship with you. We promise to respect whatever level of communication and involvement you are comfortable with. We also promise to share with our child the story of their birth and the selfless and loving person that brought them into our lives.
Tim is loving, thoughtful, and full of insight. As a stay-at-home Papa, he loves to plan and organize (virtual :)) events with our friends and family. He’s an amazing husband and stay-at-home dad! He’s excellent at languages and details, with degrees in both accounting and linguistics. He has started teaching Jules new languages and enjoys expanding the range of her vocabulary and teaching her problem solving skills. He’s an excellent chef, often hosting friends and family to fill our house with love and laughter.
He has a passion for gardening, home improvement, live theatre, museums, and exploring new cuisines. Tim loves children and there is never a dull moment. He fills an afternoon with our daughter by going to the park, baking cookies, and drawing with Jules. He loves to do silly dramatic readings and he enjoys teaching Jules how to read.
Sean is an incredibly devoted, smart, and energetic person. He is a successful and talented software engineer. He unconditionally shows his love and affection and is an incredibly supportive father for Jules. I love Sean because he makes me a better person just by being around him. He is always encouraging Jules to learn and explore the world as much as possible.
Sean is always ready to go on an adventure, and he has an abundance of energy to pursue his hobbies, which include hiking, painting, astronomy, piano, and gardening. He’s been teaching Jules to play the piano from birth, and he looks forward to helping her learn how to play Mozart.