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Don + Maggie

Dear Expectant Momma,

We know this decision may be the hardest one you will ever have to make. We do not take that lightly. Our desire is to walk alongside you in this journey.

A little about us: We are a loving family of four with two energetic and fun boys. Our faith leads and guides all that we do and how we live. We strive to honor and embrace all parts of who our children are and to celebrate both the big and small moments of life. Our heart’s desire is to teach and show our children safety through unconditional love and support.

We are hoping to grow our family through adoption because we know we have more room in our hearts and our family.

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Who We Are

We are the Richards; Don, Maggie, Ollie, and Wells.

Don is from South Florida and went to the University of Florida for undergrad. He graduated in 2008. Maggie is from East Tennessee and went to East Tennessee State University for undergrad, also graduating in 2008. A few years after graduation, Don began Law School at the University of Richmond. Maggie moved to Richmond to work for her mom.

We met at a kiddie pool party in May of 2012. A mutual friend knew us both, thought that we might be a good match, and invited us to the party. Don showed up wearing homemade jorts and knew instantly about Maggie. I (Maggie) was not sure about him (at first). We were both leaving the party when Don asked for my number and I thought that if nothing else, we could be friends.

We starting hanging out as friends, and once we got to know each other, realized we were a great match, began dating, and fell in love. We were married the following year on a beautiful and truly magical September day at Maggie’s mom’s house.

The theme of those first few years of our marriage was about getting on our feet, financially. It took a bit of time and lots of perseverance when, unexpectedly, Don was offered an amazing job in NYC in the summer of 2017. We moved to the area and stayed until 2021 when we moved back to Richmond after Don’s job went permanently remote during Covid.

Those years will always be very special to us - not just because we found some solid ground for our feet - but because we welcomed both of our boys. The two best gifts we have ever been given. Ollie (age 5) was born in March 2018 and Wells (age 2) was born in 2020.

Don works for Airbnb as a Product Manager. He decided after graduating from Law School that his real passion lies in technology. Maggie was a wedding planner and designer before Ollie was born when she decided to stay at home and be with him. She now uses her passion and talents in design at their church.

We are a family that loves God and tries to keep him at the center of our lives. We regularly attend church and I (Maggie) serve on our Environments and Events teams. We enjoy family time together, taking random day trips, visiting the beach, eating and being outside together, taking family walks, making each other laugh, and staying active.

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Happy Birthday!

Our youngest turned 3 last week and over the weekend we had a Mario themed party for him in our backyard. We brought out the blow up pools and water table and a bunch of other outdoor toys and the kiddos loved it!

Watching our boys grow is bittersweet. It’s hard knowing they will never be babies again, but I love watching them grow and discover the world around them.

Our oldest starts Kindergarten on Monday (we had orientation for him tonight) and Wells will be in preschool this fall. I’m learning that parenting is so much about dichotomies and embracing the sadness and also pure joy that comes with each passing and each new stage.


Hilton Head Trip 2023

We got back late Saturday after a week at our favorite place, Hilton Head Island, and it was just what we all needed. I (Maggie) have been going to Hilton Head since I was about 11 or 12 years old and it is such a joy to take my own children there as an adult and a momma. It has become a near yearly tradition for us just as it was for my family growing up.

Even though it was hot this year, we still had a blast! We played in the ocean (it was like bath water it was so warm), dug in the sand, swam in the pool, took the boys on a pirate cruise, played in the arcade, walked the neighborhood, tie dyed t-shirts, and ate really good food! The boys said their favorite parts were the arcade (Ollie) and pirate cruise (Wells).

It’s always bittersweet coming home. Now, we are gearing up for Wells turning 3 (in just about a week) and Ollie starting Kindergarten later this month. We are having a little Mario themed get together in a few weeks (both boys are currently Mario obsessed

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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