Hi! We’re Samantha & Mark. To start off, we’d like to say thank you for considering adoption and choosing to get to know us a little more. We are so very excited to expand our family and share the love and joy we have for each other.
Mark and i met back in the summer 2010 through a mutual friend gathering. We spent the afternoon talking and laughing and really hit it off. We hung out a few times after that day and started officially dating the end of that year.
We moved in together 2 years later into a two bedroom apartment complex in the suburbs. In 2015 we decided to go big or go home. We bought our first house, adopted our dog, Gauge, and got engaged all within 4 months!
We got engaged in Lake Placid on top of Mount Jo overlooking Heart lake. Gauge was with us and made it up that mountain with ease, as i was not so graceful. It was the first mountain we had ever climbed together, and the views from the top were breathtaking. Mark put so much though into our engagement. He packed a tripod with a remote with him, set it up as if we were just taking a family photo. The next thing i realize is him down on one knee asking me to marry him.
We got married in 2017 in Ellicottville, New York, which is one of our favorite places to escape to. It is a small little ski village but there are so many things to do in the town. Since then we’ve spent some time traveling to different places, making improvements to our home, and spending time with people who are near and dear to us.
While much has changed, one thing that has stayed constant throughout our entire relationship is our shared dream of growing our family. We both consider ourselves to be incredibly lucky to have found each other. We can’t wait to share our lives with a little one and support them as we’ve supported each other with the help of all our friends and family!