Samantha & Phillip

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About Us

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Our Story

Hi, we are Samantha and Phillip. Thank you for choosing to learn a little about us.

Our story began when we met at a concert on a blind date. On our first date we went mini-golfing. Then, we went down to the riverfront to walk around and get a picture with the Giant Rubber Ducky that was in town. We quickly became inseparable from that day forward.

Phillip proposed in Canada at a butterfly conservatory where he had a photographer waiting to capture the moment, along with a butterfly release planned. A year and a half later we got married in the country at a barn estate, amidst our families and friends.

We tried to conceive the year of our wedding and the year after, without success. We sought out fertility treatments, which ended in the loss of a late-term pregnancy. While we always talked about wanting to adopt, we now know this is the path that is meant for us. We are so hopeful to welcome a child into our family through adoption!

It is very hard to summarize our lives on this profile, but we hope you feel like you have gotten to know us through a glimpse of us, our home, our community, our dogs, and some things we hold true.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for considering us and taking the time to learn more about us. It is our deepest hope that you share some of the same passions and values, love and kindness, and choose us - but no matter what, we know you will make the best decision for your child. We hope we can learn more about you and eventually share a bond so precious.

Our Home

photo of adoptive family's home Welcome to our neck of the woods!

We live in a cozy ranch-style home near Buffalo, NY. We love relaxing on our backyard patio during the summer and fall months, and cuddling our pups by the fireplace in the winter.

Our home is very close to both of our immediate families. We love to have family and friends over for game nights, dinners, and special occasions. Living near family means we are able to get together often. The traditions and everyday activities are something we really look forward to sharing with a child.

We live in a neighborhood full of young families with children. There is a park that we enjoy within walking distance. Our neighborhood is close-knit and the people are friendly, culturally diverse, and pride themselves on being a small community.

It is very easy to envision raising a family in our home. We spend the majority of our time in the kitchen cooking or relaxing in the living room. Phillip loves to play in the backyard with our dogs, Daenerys and Arya, while Samantha reads on the patio. We enjoy gardening together and making our yard beautiful.

We love living in Western New York because we are close to the Finger Lakes, amazing pizzerias to satisfy your taste buds, the Buffalo Waterfront packed with activities for all ages, fun-filled sledding hills, museums, and plenty of nature trails to hike and explore. The best part is knowing that there is something to do all year round.

The coziness of our home, the closeness of our family, and the array of local activities are all things we look forward to sharing with a child.

Meet Samantha, As Told by Phillip

adoptive family photo - Meet Samantha, As Told by Phillip If you were to ask anyone who knows Samantha, “What’s she like?” the first thing they will say is that she has one of the biggest hearts around and a smile that will warm your heart. She is caring, thoughtful, gentle, intelligent, creative, and always putting others before herself. I am so lucky each day that I get to call her my wife and experience all the kindness and love she shares the most. She is always there to cheer you up on a bad day, provide encouragement to help you achieve what you are doing, and drum up a clever adventure to go on.

Since the day I met Samantha, I knew she was the woman I wanted to be at my side to raise a family. Her personality, plus seeing her sweet and playful interactions with our niece, nephews, and other children in our lives, makes me smile from ear to ear. No matter the age of the child, she seems so calm and understanding as to what they need. She instills a sense of comfort and trust with any child. There is no doubt in my mind that she and the child that comes into our lives will share a special bond like no other.

From Samantha: I can’t wait to teach a child how to swim and nurture their creative side. I’ve always wanted to be a mom and can’t wait to start this next adventure!

Meet Phillip, As Told by Samantha

adoptive family photo - Meet Phillip, As Told by Samantha As a husband, Phillip is very affectionate, kind, caring, and reliable. He makes me feel appreciated every day. He has a great amount of patience and is always willing to listen, which makes him an amazing friend and partner. Phillip is fun, open-minded, and an extremely thoughtful person.

Phillip has an amazing sense of humor and can make most people laugh without trying. He is creative and has performed in local theater since he was a child. He is a huge movie buff and loves to quote movies.

Phillip is the crazy fun uncle that all the kids want to play with—almost like a kid magnet. I can’t tell you how much time Phillip has spent rolling around on the ground playing with his friends’ children and our niece and nephews. He loves to read them books and play their favorite games with them.

I know Phillip longs for a child to play with and watch grow, explain how things work, and answer the question most children ask a bazillion times…”Why?” He will make the best father because he will always put our family first. He will be an amazing role model.

From Phillip: I am so excited to hold a child for the first time as a father and I look forward to sharing my sports and movie memorabilia collections with him or her.

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.


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