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

Bye bye birdie

This week we discovered a bird moved into our basement through a vent. We could hear chirping, but couldn’t locate it visually. After a day of listening to a stressed out starling and searching, we pinpointed its location. Holly was heartbroken to hear the bird knowing that it was stuck and willing to do anything to free it.  We made the decision to cut a hole in the wall and were happy to find the stowaway. We fed it water-soaked cat food as instructed by wildlife folks and then delivered the bird to a bird sanctuary the following day. Holly’s compassion and thoughtfulness are two reasons why I love her like I do and why I know she’ll make a great mom.
-Aaron

Black Lives Matter

Race, racism and social justice aren’t new topics or new topics in our household. We can’t speak to the experiences of black people or a person of color, but we recognize we can listen, learn and grow. So right now, more than ever, we’re reading, we’re listening, we’re signing petitions and emailing legislators and we’re pushing ourselves to become better allies -asking ourselves ‘how can we can be the change?’ Black lives matter. We’re imagining ourselves as parents and while we have no idea what our child will look like, we we’re committed to doing our part to create a just and equitable world for black children and other children of color.

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

844-935-3001 (toll-free)

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