Holly & Aaron

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Holly & Aaron

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by. This is just a glimpse into our life. We love one another deeply, laugh a lot, and dream of welcoming a child into our family whom we will love unconditionally. What is best for you and your child is our highest priority and we promise to be honest and transparent as we navigate adoption together. Your child will always know their story and that their adoption was a choice of love. Our goal is open adoption, but most importantly, we hope to work with you to create the best situation for you and your child. Please know that we wish peace and comfort for you during this time in your life.

With Love,
Holly & Aaron

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Who We Are

We are an active couple who live with our dog Moose in Salt Lake City, Utah. We met in 2009 while we were working at an outdoor gear shop in Vermont. On our first date, we clicked right away over the best pizza dinner with a brownie sundae dessert. We fell in love with each other while hiking, kayaking and skiing. We married in 2013 and are best friends.

Holly works as a Physician Assistant in a busy Emergency Department. She works just 12 days per month, which leaves quite a bit of time at home. In her downtime, she can be found reading a book, running, Nordic skiing or having coffee with a friend. Aaron works in the outdoor industry at a Monday through Friday job that requires minimal travel. When he is not working, you can find him working on his (and Holly’s) mountain bike, watching Virginia Tech football or reading the news.

Life isn’t all about work, though. In fact, we both love our jobs for the amount of time they allow us away from work, both at home and outside. We still enjoy mountain biking, hiking and downhill skiing together and have easy access to these activities where we live. We seek both small and big adventures - an overnight camping trip in the nearby mountains, biking in southern Utah, and traveling as far as Nepal to backpack and volunteer with healthcare teams. But the simple gifts of life are often experienced and enjoyed in the quieter moments - like nightly walks around the neighborhood with our dog, after dinner treats at a local ice cream shop, impromptu dinners with friends, snuggling on the sofa to watch a show, or sitting down to breakfast and a cup of coffee together before work.

Years ago, we knew we wanted children, but this proved challenging. Through our infertility struggles, we realized it is far more important for us to be parents than parents of a biological child. Boy or girl, we welcome a child through adoption with open arms into our fun and laughter-filled home. We have so much love to offer to our future child, as do our extended families. We are committed with our whole heart for our whole lives to raising and loving our child unconditionally. We dream of nurturing a baby into a happy healthy child and then a well-balanced adult. We look forward to story times, holidays, teaching them to ski and mountain bike as well as impressing upon them the importance of kindness. We can’t wait to involve a child in the activities we love, but also help them to develop their own interests. Our child will always know their adoption story and the love of their first family and our family. We hope to incorporate some of our child’s birth family traditions and culture into our family to preserve connections. While open adoption is our goal and we are open to phone calls, visits, texts and emails, we are also open to any situation (semi-open or closed) that you feel that is best for you and your child.

Adoption Diary

Birthday weekend

We took this weekend to celebrate Holly’s birthday while we both had some days off. Birthdays are always fun in our house -there’s usually cake (or pecan pie), tasty food and excellent company. We started the day with a bike ride to one of our favorite spots. We always look for fun things on our ride, and this time we found a post with a pink hippo on it. We can’t wait to share findings like these with a child. We know that when a little one comes home with us our lives will change and joint bike rides will become a rarity, but for now we’re enjoying the time to recreate together. After our ride, we enjoyed a physically distanced get-together with our good friends and ate curbside takeout from our favorite restaurant. The evening included many laughs, a dog play date and some visits with other neighbors who stopped by. So much of our daily life is family oriented and we cannot wait to share these moments and evenings with a little one. 

Holly’s actual birthday isn’t until later in the week, but you can bet she’s going to continue our family tradition of eating cake or pie for breakfast on our birthdays!

A typical Tuesday

Yesterday involved some work, some social time, a little bit of baking and some biking. It was a gorgeous spring day in Salt Lake. Aaron set to work pretty early working from home. Holly started her day with a house call for a neighbor who had fallen and was afraid she needed stitches. After that, a friend stopped by for a physically distanced coffee date in our yard, which was a nice treat and catch up after seeing so few of our friends over the last couple months. 

We couldn’t help but notice the browning bananas on the counter were calling to us, so Holly made banana bread. One of the nice things about Aaron working from home is he can provide taste testing of all baked goods. He ao

As Aaron’s workday finished, we made the decision to head out on a mountain bike ride. The temperatures were perfect -a little chilly to start, but just warm enough once you’re moving -and we rode until nearly sunset. 
These days aren’t too unusual for us. Life has been different with Aaron working from home and we’ve enjoyed having more moments with one another throughout the day, despite Aaron’s busy schedule of emails and Zoom meetings. Holly works about 12 days a month, so she is able to be home most days. We know days like yesterday will be different with a child at home -mountain bike rides may need to be swapped for hikes or stroller runs - but we welcome these changes and cannot wait to add another member to our family to 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.

Sincerely,

Holly & Aaron

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