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From our earliest moments together, we've talked about the family we hoped we would have. Adoption has always been a part of the conversation.
Steve is a college professor and is currently working on his third book. He is high energy, funny, and a terrific listener. Heather is a writer who is back in school to be a therapist. She is warm and caring and loves doing sweet, unexpected gestures for others. We share a deep motivation to make a positive difference in the lives of those we teach and counsel.
We both enjoy spending time with our families—most especially our eight adorable nieces and nephews. They are growing up quickly and are excited to welcome a new little cousin into the fold.
We feel fortunate in so many ways—to have found each other, to have jobs that expand our minds, to have the opportunity to help others grow. Our home is filled with music, laughter, friendship, books, and a very full pantry and refrigerator. But it’s missing one important element—children for us to love and nurture. When it comes to our own parents, we both feel like we won the lottery. We want nothing more than to give the same happiness to our future children.
We met through online dating when Heather saw Steve’s profile and sent him a little note that said, “If we were closer, I would be so happy to meet you.” It turns out, Steve was just as happy to meet Heather.
While we dated long distance, we got to know each other through marathon phone calls, hundreds of emails, a bunch of silly letters (Heather liked to send Steve pretend telegrams and postcards from other centuries) and, of course, through our visits. It was clear to us from our very first dates that we both cared deeply about having children. We actually talked about adopting from the very start.
Today we’re a happily married two-Toyota family. Steve was a lawyer who went back to school to pursue his dream of becoming a college professor. He teaches on a beautiful small, liberal-arts campus where he gets to know and mentor his students. Heather was a writer and is now getting her master’s degree to become a therapist. We both love what we do and believe that it's never too late to go after your desires.
Some of our favorite times are with our friends and family and getting to explore the world, but we also enjoy those simple pleasures such as being in our pajamas on the couch, taking turns over who gets to pick a movie to watch. We would love more than anything to share the remote control with a little someone who might add Sesame Street or Mickey Mouse into the rotation.