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Dawn and Ted

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Dawn and Ted
Last Activity: 18 days ago

Hoping to start the greatest adventure of our lives!

Dear expectant mom,
We are excited about the opportunity to share our lives with a child and are so glad you are interested in our story. More importantly, we pray that as you explore your options, you find a deep sense of peace with whatever decision you make for you and your baby. We have faith that God brings people together on purpose, and trust that we are all an important part of this great unfolding journey.

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Who We Are

Ted and I met through an online dating website. After exchanging emails and phone calls, we met for the first time at a local diner. We immediately hit it off and before we knew, it was 2am and we couldn’t wait to spend more time with each other! We spent every day of our first weekend together and our relationship developed quickly. We were married less then a year after we first connected!

We've been together for fifteen years now. Our strongest anchors are our faith and our love for each other. We look forward to sharing our love, laughter and passions with a special child.

Our favorite place to be together is in nature. Ted and I love to be outdoors, and have enjoyed day hiking throughout our dating and marriage. Sometimes we like to cover mileage or elevation, but we more often keep a moderate pace with time to rest and “smell the flowers” along the way. We look forward to doing lots of day hikes with a child and an occasional campout whether in the woods or in our backyard :)
Both of us love taking photos and any child in our home would have lots of great visual memories to look back on as they grow up.

Dawn’s mom, recently widowed, is retired in a quiet town in eastern PA. They look forward to being grandparents for the first time and spoiling a new baby with cuddles and hugs!

Dawn’s older brother lives nearby with his girlfriend, and they are excited to see us fulfill our heart's desire to add a child to our family.

Dawn has extended family in PA, NYC, CT and New York, including several young cousins and a baby cousin in the Boston area.

Ted’s parents live close by in New Jersey and both of them dearly love their four grandchildren. They are ecstatic about becoming grandparents to a new child.

Ted’s middle brother lives in New York with his wife, son and daughter. It's always a happy reunion when they come down for holidays and when we travel up north for visits.

Ted’s youngest brother, wife and young twin boys also live close by. We are amazed as we watch our nephews growing up and we love spending time with them. They look forward to having young cousin with whom they can share their childhood secrets!

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Holiday Happy Moments

Ted and I had a great holiday! My mom joined us for the long holiday and we started the holiday off with a lovely Christmas “Eve Eve” service on Sunday.  Cmas eve was our traditional celebration at Ted’s family, with many lip smacking foods and the glorious chaos of gift unwrapping by kids from 7-12 years old :)  Christmas day we started slowly, visited with my brother and his girlfriend, then joined them at his girlfriend’s family home for a wonderful relaxed meal filled with interesting conversation!

BUSY Pre-Christmas Weekend!

Saturday, Ted’s mom treated our brother in law and family to “Lunch with Santa”.  The twins are 8 years old now, and they are dancing maniacs! We had fun watching them enjoy themselves :)

That evening, Ted’s mom and dad met up with us and we went to a local performing arts center to watch “A Christmas Carol”. It was a beautiful old theater, and the performance was very well done.

Sunday, we went to church in the morning.  I had a great smile on my face because we sang all Christmas Carols - with ALL the verses.  I enjoy contemporary worship music, but there is just something special and powerful about the old hymns around the holidays!  We visited with some folks after service, and then had breakfast at one of our favorite tiny little “cafes” in the area.  Unless we are doing something right after service, we usually eat breakfast in this little place.  Good basic food, with 1970’s prices :)

We hung out at the house with our Christmas tree, kitties and some “warm and fuzzy” Christmas movies, and then met a friend of ours and her son for a special viewing of “Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas” at the local movie theaters.  This short movie is just the sweetest old classic.  One of the first performances by the muppets of Jim Henson’s creation, it was done in a time when they were still using wires to move the arms and legs of the little characters.  We just had so much fun!

Ended the weekend with dinner with our friend, and getting to know her son a little bit.

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,

Dawn and Ted

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