Liz and Danny

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Liz and Danny
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We are a loving couple with big, welcoming families, and we would be thrilled to meet you!

Thanks for taking the time to check out our profile! We are Liz and Danny, and we’re so excited to become parents for the first time through adoption.

We've been thinking about adoption for a long time. You have our respect and admiration - considering adoption is a big thing, and we don't take it lightly. We have birth moms, adoptive parents, and adoptees among our family and friends, and we know it’s a lifelong commitment.

We're very interested in an open adoption relationship (check out our diary entry to hear more!) and are committed to keeping our child connected to their cultural roots and heritage, no matter their background. We’re honored that you would consider us.

If you think we might be the right people, we'd love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have about us.

We'd love to hear from you! Send a note to LizandDannyAdopt@yahoo.com.

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Who We Are

We love the outdoors and hiking, traveling, meaningful time with friends and family, and entertaining ourselves with our endless supply of inside jokes. Our faith and commitment to justice are central to our lives - we met at a faith-based organization, and we’re active in our church, where we teach children’s Sunday school, and while we’re no longer coworkers we both have chosen careers where we can make a difference. Liz works for an environmental nonprofit and Danny’s organization helps build playgrounds.

We’ve been together for a few years now. The question of kids came up on one of our first dates, and we realized we both had thought about adoption since we were teenagers. Finding out we had this in common was one of the things that made Liz realize she'd found the right person to spend her life with!

We became friends at work, and then Liz asked Danny out after a World Cup match watching party in summer 2014. Danny didn’t quite realize what was going on, but after the initial awkwardness from him when he realized he was on a date a few days later, things eventually worked out. A year later, Danny proposed to Liz in the park where we decided to start dating.

We have lived in D.C. for a combined 15 years. While we’ve moved a few times, we have always lived in multicultural, kid-friendly neighborhoods full of parks, schools, community centers, local bookstores, and libraries. We love finding fun ways to spend quality time with each other and our friends and can’t wait to enjoy the city with a little one. We like to visit the farmers market, pick up local coffee, cook, and read at the park. Being in DC, we try to always take advantage of the amazing museums and gardens, as well.

Adoption Diary

November - Our hopes for open adoption

We both have a lot of personal connections to adoption. We have cousins and siblings who were adopted, and we have birth mothers among our family and close friends. Some of those adoptions are closed, and some are open. In addition to reading all the books we can get our hands on and seeking out advice from other couples who have adopted, we have listened to our friends and family talk about how adoption affects them.

We would love an open adoption, which can mean anything from annual letters in the mail, to texting you pictures so you can see how much they look like you, to regular get-togethers. Until we get to speak with you, though, we don’t want to assume what feels right to YOU. But our biggest priority is doing what’s best for the child we raise and also keeping your needs in mind. If it’s what you want, we would love a close, open relationship where our child knows one or both of their biological parents, and even their extended biological family.

We know every situation is unique. You might or might not be comfortable with an open adoption relationship, which is why we aren’t set in stone. But we know from the birth moms in our lives that they never stop thinking about, or loving, their child. And we know from the adoptees in our lives that they always wonder about their family of origin. Whatever works out we will, as parents, never let the adoption be a secret. We will teach our child that they are doubly loved - by us, and by the person or people who brought them into the world and made an adoption plan for them.

If it feels right and the timing works out, we love the idea of meeting up and getting to know each other before the baby comes, hearing your hopes and dreams for your child, and even going along for doctor’s visits. We want you to feel you know us and feel peace about the decision. We consider this the start of a lifelong relationship, of a team of people dedicated to giving this child what they need in life, making sure they feel loved and supported as they grow and feel secure in their identity. We would work with you on the story we tell them about how they came into the world, and always speak about you with respect.

Before the baby is born, our hope is that you can ask us as many questions as you need, to know us well, to be comfortable being real with us. We can only put so much on a profile, so please reach out - you can send us an email at LizandDannyAdopt@yahoo.com. We’re doing an independent search because we want to have a personal connection with the person or people who choose us!

A New Season

It finally feels like fall here in Washington DC, with the leaves turning.

As we get closer to the holidays we’re excited to see our families, and dreaming of adding a child of our own to our family. Danny just became an uncle, so we’ll get to meet his new nephew at Christmas! We’ve also been building up our collection of children’s books, especially ones that feature kids with adoption stories. And our parents are excited to become grandparents again.

Liz also recently started practicing the piano again, after a few years away from it. One day she looks forward to teaching her own kids how to play. This weekend, we visited Liz’s parents and her brother and nieces and nephews came over to celebrate birthdays. And Liz got to play the piano with her littlest niece.

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,

Liz and Danny

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