Our lives collided during the ladder part of our college years at Northern Illinois University. We began dating in 2006 shortly before Tim graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting and Economics. Upon graduation, Tim spent a year living in downtown Chicago near Wrigley Field where he was able to endure many disappointing Chicago Cubs seasons and live with some of his best friends from high school while starting his career. Our relationship blossomed as Deidra completed her undergraduate degree in December, 2016 in Family & Consumer Sciences. As the saying goes “distance makes the heart grow fonder”, we spent almost every weekend together despite the distance and shortly after Deidra’s graduation we decided to start our life together in the suburbs of Chicago. In April, 2010 we married in Naperville, Illinois.
When one door closes another opens. After years of unsuccessful IVF treatments and testing, we knew adoption was the way we wanted to build our family. We began our first adoption journey in 2013 with Holt Sunny Ridge and were blessed with our daughter Zoey in June, 2014. Adoption has been our means to happiness. We love nothing more than being parents and sharing our story to parenthood. We look forward to providing a sibling for Zoey, completing our family and being advocates in support of adoption and the bond that is created between birthparents and adoptive parents.
We reside in a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in the Southwest suburbs of Illinois. Our neighborhood provides ample opportunities for children with excellent schools, park district activities, entertainment venues and a strong community feel. We are within minutes of outstanding schools, healthcare, parks & recreational programs.
Maintaining a small-town feel, while having access to all the amenities and proximity to Chicago and surrounding suburbs makes for a great environment for children to learn and grow.