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Shannon & Dan

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. 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

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Who We Are

Hello! We are Dan and Shannon, a happily married couple in northern Virginia. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are so excited to be on this journey.

Our story starts like a lot of other couples in the 21st century - online. However, we didn’t connect through a dating app; we actually found each other on social media. We began communicating and about a month later, we met for our first date. We quickly became inseparable. After a year, Dan proposed on Valentine’s Day! We were married in 2009 at a historic inn in Pennsylvania near Shannon’s home town. We have been married now for over 10 years, and it has been such a fun and exciting ride!

We knew that we wanted a family to share our home and our lives. After years of trying to conceive, three miscarriages, and a lot of heartache, we decided to pursue adoption. We are a fun and adventurous couple who have a lot of love to give, and we very much look forward to bringing a child along on our adventures!

Adoption Diary


I couldn’t resist this meme.  On the surface, it’s meant to be very positive.  But Superman had trouble with his origins and his identity.  His adoption was not perfect, and I would venture to say that no adoption…or very few…is perfect. 

Everyday we read as much as I can about adoption. It’s important to us that we understand the perspectives of all sides of the adoption triad.  It’s hard not to be affected by some of the negative adoption stories out there, and we want to educate ourselves as much as possible to ensure that our children experience as little trauma as possible. 

We can’t help but notice that a lot of the negative adoption stories are a result of closed adoption, lack of communication between birth and adoptive families, or the adoptive parents’ failure to recognize their child’s birth family’s history, culture, race, etc.

We are so excited to become parents, but we are almost as excited to share our child’s story with their bio families.  We are believers in open adoption, and we plan to do whatever we can make sure our children know who they are and where they come from regardless of the level of involvement the bio family wants to have. 

Adoption is love.

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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