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Dawn and Ted


About Us

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Our Story

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!

Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home Our home is comfortable and often smells of candles and crockpot chicken.
We live in a neighborhood perfect for frequent walks. There are several parks a short drive away and the area is awash with family friendly social groups.

About Dawn

adoptive family photo - Dawn I go between complete relaxation and go go GO! After a day as an executive assistant I can often be found scrapbooking or organizing my digital photos.

I have been a 4-H club leader and dog training instructor, ballroom dancer and gardener, but these days, I'm more likely to be seen on a hiking trail or practicing outdoor skills.

I look forward to staying home with the baby so I can share my passions with him and watch him as he grows and explores the world.

What I love about Dawn (from Ted)
● Her natural beauty :)
● She can be firm and assertive
● She can be gentle and soft
● Her childlike spirit
● She's a great organizer
● Her adventurous spirit
● Her love of nature
● She truly "gets" me!
● Her patience with me
● Her kindness

Dawn is German/Irish.

About Ted

adoptive family photo - Ted At home, I like to unwind and relax and I look forward to having daily cuddles with a baby. I have a heart for animals and our pets are a great source of joy and entertainment. I am a student of history, and enjoy craft beer sampling and brewing.

I tend to be a deep thinker (I have been called an “old soul”), and friends describe me as a gentle spirit who is honest, kind and inquisitive.

I'm lucky to work at a family friendly firm that encourages a good life balance. I have the flexibility to take care of family whenever needed.

I have a passion for the state of Maine. Dawn and I have spent several awesome vacations there and can't wait to go on new adventures with a child!

What I love about Ted (from Dawn)
● His kind eyes
● His compassion for living things large and small
● His sense of humor
● His humility
● His ability to be fully in the present
● His love for the outdoors
● His hugs have a deeply soothing effect on me
● His unfailing encouragement
● His quiet anchor of faith

Ted is Italian/English/Irish.

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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