Dave & Tara

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Dave & Tara
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We will Love and Adore your biracial child

Dear Special Friend,

We are certainly overjoyed at the prospect of loving our first child! Please know that you will always have our admiration for this selfless act you are performing--giving your child the best chance at a fulfilling life.

Having been married for 17 years, we have waited a long time for this to become reality. However, our wait has not been void of joy and adventure. We've learned that life is not as much about what happens to you as how you respond to what happens. Among other things, we will help your child to develop the ability to have a joyful and resilient heart despite any adversity or set backs this world brings. Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

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Who We Are

We knew each other from afar before dating, and had mutual friends who decided we needed to be together. David was onboard with that, but, Tara, not so much. After a year or so of resisting, Tara gave in and we dated for about a year. We married in July of 2000 and, believe us, it has been a roller coaster ride ever since!

We've grown so much in 17 years of marriage. Just look at our wedding photo--oh, to be that young again! Having dealt with so many of the challenges life throws at you, (i.e. financial, employment, health, fertility, death in family), we've learned not be judgmental, forgive quickly, put ourselves in the other person's shoes, cry together, laugh more, travel a lot. Battling infertility was probably the most difficult challenge in our marriage. After fertility treatments (which we never really felt comfortable with anyway), we felt so much peace when we finally decided to adopt.

Outside of work, we spend most of our free time with each other.Some of our favorite things to do in our free time is: bible study, traveling (we've traveled a lot, as you will see in our photo album), enjoying nature by hiking/walking, visiting museums, listening to jazz, R&B and classic rock music, going to the ocean (unfortunately, we are landlocked here in Charlotte but we usually go to the ocean at least two to three times a year), people watching, taking long drives, socializing with family and friends (Tara loves to organize parties), and, of course, eating (we love experiencing new foods and restaurants!)

We are polar opposites (as you will see when you read our bios) but, because we've been married for a while we tend to know what the other person is thinking or about to say. David is quiet and reserved, would rather be with animals than humans and is a music lover. Tara is lighthearted and fun-loving, people oriented, a good conversationalist and loves a good party. We compliment each other very well. What an asset for our new baby, they get the best of both worlds!

Read our bios, we have so much more to tell you.

And, so, our story continues...

Adoption Diary

Eclipse Day 8/21/2017

We had a great day today. We viewed the Eclipse at the Botanical Gardens. It was relaxing and beautiful to see the heavenly bodies put on a show. We only got 98% here in Charlotte but it was still a sight to see.

17th Anniversary Dinner

We celebrated our 17th Anniversary last night at a restaurant overlooking the Charlotte skyline. It was beautiful, we had a wonderful dinner and tons of 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.

Sincerely,

Dave & Tara

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