We live in a small town north of Seattle and are looking for a newborn baby to adopt. We live in a Buddhist home, speak Japanese and English and would like to raise our child to be bilingual.
After living in rural, suburban and urban settings, we selected a small town to be our home. With farmland in the back, our house has a large yard for kids to run around in and is a short walk to all the shops, restaurants and activity of the quaint downtown area. There are nearby woods and fields to explore, and we are only a short distance larger towns with urban amenities. We also love being within driving distance of Seattle and Vancouver where we can visit friends and family and participate in big city activities.
We believe in raising children with a strong sense of self-responsibility and respect for other people, and in providing a warm, loving family environment. As an approach for attaining personal growth, instilling compassion and living in harmony with others, Buddhism is a way of living that we embrace.
After many years together, we were finally able to be legally married in 2012, and we would love to bring a child into our family. We have established careers and are financially secure. More importantly, our families, friends and child-loving collie are all eager to welcome a baby.
We live in a small town of less than a thousand people. Surrounded by farmland and close to the sea, it is a great town for exploring.
Our garden is filled with plants. Hiroki has dozens of rosebushes while Ben cares for local nodding onions and wasabi. Hiroki loves to use the garden herbs and vegetables in his meals.
The home has plenty of room, including two spare bedrooms, a rec room and a living room.
Born and raised in Japan, Hiroki has lived in the US for more than twenty years. He recently sold a successful bakery in Seattle and opened a small restaurant in Mount Vernon. Each day, Hiroki creates a new menu with only two or three entrées plus appetizers and desserts made from local, fresh ingredients. The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive, with three full-house bookings in the first month.
Hiroki loves his work but knows he will love being a father much, much more. He has set his restaurant hours to only twenty hours a week so that he will have plenty of time to focus on his family.
Hiroki has a culinary degree from the Art Institute of Seattle, and developed an exclusive line of desserts at his bakery, including his popular green tea tiramisu. He has been featured twice on KCTS public channel 9 in Seattle for his blueberry scones and soufflé cheesecake, and also in newspapers and magazines (including Sunset and Seattle Magazine).
Ben grew up in the Seattle area and lived in Japan for many years as an adult. He is fluent in Japanese and works as a translator, specializing in technical translation from Japanese to English.
He has a strong love of languages and a master’s degree in linguistics. He also studies Italian and Lushootseed, a Native American language spoken by only about a hundred people in the Puget Sound region. Ben has been working to help bring the language back, creating a Wikipedia-style dictionary for Lushootseed on the internet.
In addition, Ben has dreamed of being a writer since he was a child. He is now finishing up the first installment of an adventure story set in China, India and Vietnam in the third century.