Rick & Tamara

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Rick & Tamara

We're so glad you found us!

Hello! We are Rick and Tamara - a loving couple looking to grow our family through adoption. Our shortlist: we love travel, music, festivals of all kinds, animals, fringe sports (kickball & roller derby), a full house, and a good debate.

We believe in kindness, lifelong learning, and a responsibility to help our fellow humans; that compassion should come before judgement. Finding each other twelve years ago was the start of an amazing journey, and we're eager to bring a couple more souls along on the adventure. We offer a safe and happy home, and will surround your child with unconditional love.

Our family and friends are here to support us, and we are so excited to welcome a new child into our lives!

We are home study approved and certified to adopt a single child, twins or more multiples. Our hope is to build a relationship with any family that would entrust us with their child, but we respect whatever level of openness or privacy you may want.

If you'd like to know more about us, please reach out! We're happy to talk. Whether we hear from you or not, we wish you luck, peace and wisdom on your journey!

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Who We Are

We found each other on Craigslist. 

That's where Tamara looked for a room to rent when she moved to town to start a new job after college. It was in a big house with five roommates; one of them was Rick.

We became good friends almost instantly, and quickly realized we had found our perfect match.  

Our relationship is built on respect, honesty, love and fun. And of course, being good roommates to each other. 

We plan to bring up children with the same values; cultivating a love of life, helping them find their passions and building the confidence and skills to follow them. It's an honor to shepherd a new soul through life, and we're ready to grow the love we already share so deeply in our little family.

Adoption Diary

Our Little Library

Reading has had such a huge influence on our lives, and we are still both avid readers.

We’re building up our little library with some old favorites and new finds, and can’t wait to share our love of books with a little one!

They don’t always love you back (by Tamara)

Our niece was only an infant when the pandemic started. Wanting to protect everyone, we quarantined within our own homes. That meant daily video chats with my sister’s family, who only live a few miles away. But it was painful to stay away, especially from the new baby.

After three months, when we all knew more about the virus, we decided to carefully “merge” our pods and started spending time together again.

To my dismay, our youngest family member was not impressed. Having no memory of anyone other than her parents and brother, she was particularly terrified of this new person who looked almost like her mom, but wasn’t; me.

I resolved to buy her love with little games of peek-a-boo, snacks, and showing her all the flowers in the garden. We soon became friends, and she was happy to let me hold her.

In our family, we never force children to give hugs. We try hard to teach them they have control over their bodies from a young age. Not that you can force a baby to give a hug anyway, but this little girl was a natural hugger.

It took a few more months before she offered me a spontaneous, vigorous hug all on her own. My heart melted. I still treasure every single hug. Her dad captured this surprise hug as we were getting a closer look at Christmas lights.

Like so many of our favorite photos, It’s blurry and grainy and without makeup. But to me, it’s beautiful.

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,

Rick & Tamara

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