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Shannon & Dan


Shannon & Dan
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Dear expectant parent,

We are Shannon and Dan, and we are so excited to become parents! Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We know that you have a difficult decision ahead of you, so we want to assure you that with us, your child would grow up in a happy, loving, and stable home with LOTS of fur siblings. We have three dogs and four cats! We have been dreaming of starting our family for years, and we hope that you will consider our home for your child.

With love,
Shannon and Dan

Check us out on instagram too! babysteps_sdadopt

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Who We Are

Dan grew up in Michigan and live in Los Angeles for a few years before moving to Virginia for work in 2002.

Shannon was born in Delaware and moved around a lot as a child before her parents landed in Pennsylvania where she spent most of her childhood and attended college. She moved to Virginia for work in 2004.

We met in Virginia in 2007 and we were married in Pennsylvania in 2009. We have been married for 9 years this week, and it has been such a fun and exciting ride!

We are a fun and adventurous couple, and we love spending time with our many fur babies. Shannon had 2 cats when we met and we have been expanding our fur family ever since. We even fostered dogs and cats for a while! Now we have 3 dogs and 4 cats, each more spoiled everyday.

Together, we enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, spending time outside, camping, hiking, cooking, exploring new places, and doing diy projects around the house. We also like to spend the weekends exploring farmers markets and going to yoga. We spend as much time as we can with our nephews, godsons, and our friends' children.

Shannon is an expert baker and is well-known among family, friends, and co-workers for her cupcakes. Shannon enjoys reading, writing, singing, listening to music, exploring antique and craft shops, refinishing furniture, traveling to visit family and friends, and spending time with all the fur babies. Shannon is happiest spending time with Dan, whether it's at home watching TV on the couch, picking apples, visiting local wineries, or exploring the country on a road trip.

Dan enjoys cooking and barbecuing, and he makes some of the best brisket around. Dan loves to watch football and usually juggles several fantasy football teams each fall. Having grown up in Michigan, Dan is a dedicated Lions fan. Dan is an Eagle Scout and enjoys camping and hiking. Dan enjoys TV and movies, especially sci-fi and action/adventure films, which he's always dragging Shannon to see. Dan has a soft spot for Pixar movies and always cries when he watches Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Dan is always looking for things to fix around the house, and he's become quite the handyman thanks to youtube. Dan is happiest when he spending time with friends and family or sitting at home with Shannon and his fur babies.

Adoption Diary

Our family and friends are amazing!

Over the weekend, we made an announcement to our family and friends through our Facebook community that we are hoping to adopt.  I was nervous because you never know how people will react…especially because you don’t actually know all of the people who will end up seeing your facebook posts.  We are so happy to say that the outpouring of love and support has been absolutely unbelievable.  We could not have asked for better family and friends.  So many people offered kind words of support, and others even offered to share our post and make any connections for us that they could so that we could connect with an expectant mother.  We have been so nervous and excited to start this journey, even knowing that it is the right path for us.  But we feel so much more hopeful and gratified knowing that we have so much love and support behind us. 

Any expectant mothers who find themselves stopping by our page, this is just the kind of love and support you child will have from our friends, family, and community.  We can’t wait to be parents!


Yesterday we celebrated our anniversary.  It’s been 9 years!  We can’t believe how fast it’s gone by.  We are looking forward to growing our family, and hopefully we’ll have another reason to celebrate for next year’s anniversary!

Today we created an instagram account so that we can document our adoption journey.  You can find us at babysteps_sdadopt.  We also have added our phone number to the profile. 571-752-5603.

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.


Shannon & Dan

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