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Ben and Julie


Ben and Julie
Last Activity: 19 days ago


Thank you for taking the time to begin to get to know us. We hope you start to see our love of life and family, sense of adventure, and genuine desire to be the best parents possible. Although we haven't met, please know that we admire your strength, courage and selflessness in making such a difficult choice.

With our daughter Caroline, our home today is filled with music, art projects, spontaneous dance parties, lots of laughter, and most importantly openness and respect. Our home is a place where your baby will always feel safe, loved and supported by both parents and a big sister. No matter what path they choose or how many tries it takes your child to find the right one, we will always be here to guide them along the way and celebrate every success.

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Who We Are

Although we chose very similar paths, they didn't cross until we both moved to Washington, DC, twelve years ago. In 2001, while Julie was teaching English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eastern Europe, Ben was teaching English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa. Right after Peace Corps, Julie went to graduate school in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Ben went to graduate school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2006, we both moved to DC, were introduced by a mutual friend, and felt like we had known each other for years. With a shared passion for seeing the world and doing our part to help out along the way, we immediately started dating and here we are almost eleven years later!

After getting married in 2010, we couldn't wait to start building our family. We tried and tried, and after more than a year of tests, procedures, and heartbreaking news time and time again, we learned that it is very unlikely that we would be able to have children on our own.
We knew since the beginning, without a doubt, that we were meant to be parents. It just took us a little while to find out that we would become a mom and dad through adoption.

We became parents on December 30th, 2013 which still goes down as the greatest Christmas miracle ever! We were blessed by adoption when a young couple made the brave and selfless decision to place their daughter with us. Not a day goes by that we don't think about what a gift we were given and we try and cherish every moment with our incredible daughter, Caroline.

Adoption Diary

Big sister in training!

Caroline has been working hard to perfect her Big Sister skills. These include feeding the dolls, tea parties and of course the ‘all important’ role of stroller pushing! She is going to make a fantastic sibling!!

We’re on a Boat!

Caroline loves the movie Moana (and so do we).  She recently said, “I want a boat, mommy.”  While we couldn’t exactly fulfill her wishes, we are lucky enough to live near the water. So….we took three boat trips along the Potomac River: between Old Town in Alexandria, VA, at the National Mall and in Georgetown in Washington, DC over the weekend! Such fun!!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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