We met over 12 years ago while volunteering for a non-profit program and developed a wonderful friendship which bloomed into a love affair. We proposed to each other after hiking to the top of Mt. Whitney and were married in 2010. Neither of us would trade a day of this adventure together! With our mutual values of family, honesty, integrity and kindness, we are committed spouses, parents and community members. We’ve always desired to have a family, and we could not be happier with our decision to adopt Avery. He is the treasure of our lives. We cherish this journey together, becoming a generous, close and loving family. Adoption is familiar to us, not only through Avery, but also because we have many friends and playmates of Avery’s who have been adopted.
We love nature and enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains, kayaking on the California coast and vacations, often with our extended family. Carla loves skiing in the mountains nearby and Nancy enjoys sailing in the Santa Barbara area, on the Central Coast of California, where her parents live. We all love swimming in the local pools and going to the theater, especially musicals. We often sing and dance around the house like we are all on stage or having a dance party!
We are so fortunate to have become Avery’s moms. He is a curious and playful 3 ½ year-old who delights in new experiences and challenges. He loves music, imaginative play, painting and art, climbing, reading, riding his bike, going to gymnastics class, and swimming. He has a generous heart and a great sense of humor. He is gentle with babies and thrilled to become a big brother. We are all very excited to include a new child in our wonderful family we have created.