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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.

Adoption Diary

Summer Approaching

Hello there,

Our boys finished preschool last week. Our oldest is headed off to kindergarten in the fall! So crazy! Our youngest will be in 3’s next year. They grow so fast. It’s bittersweet because I love and celebrate their development, but know I will miss these days when they are older.

They started swim lessons a few weeks ago which we will continue over the summer (momma needed them to learn water safety) and we have a beach trip planned in July. Other than that, there will be lots of outside time, visits to the splash pad and children’s museum, play dates and taking it slow.

Happy summer!

Hello There,

We just recently finished our home study. We love being parents but I (Maggie) do not have good pregnancies (I get very sick) and also experienced some trauma in labor. We knew we wanted a third child, but didn’t feel like having another biological child was wise.

We discussed adoption when Don and I first started dating and have come back to it through out the years. After lots of discussion and some prayer, we made the decision in 2022 to pursue adoption and finished our home study in early 2023. We are waiting with open arms to meet you and get to know you. We know our hearts have room to love another kiddo.

We are open to openness in adoption but will also do what you feel comfortable with. We welcome the opportunity to meet you if you feel that we might be a good match for your child. Our heart’s desire is to be a beacon for you in this time of uncharted waters.

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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