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Don and Nicole

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Don and Nicole
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Honest, Creative, Fun Loving, and long time happily married couple hoping to adopt

To Someone Special,
We respect and admire your strength and devotion to your child in considering open adoption. We are committed to raising a child with love, patience, imagination and understanding. In our home, we promise your child will always value and appreciate the choice that you have made. We look forward to including you in our family however you feel comfortable. We can’t wait to hear from you!
call 888-285-5113 or text 360-836-0495 Email:donandnicoleadoption@gmail.com

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Who We Are

We met in Southern California and shared the same circle of friends for many years, several of whom we're still in contact with. One night after a show, we bumped into each other at the local Denny's, started talking, and haven't stopped since! A few years later we moved to Seattle, Washington. It was here we grew strong together, learned who we were as a couple, and got married. Our relationship is based on trust in family, a passion for life, and the strong bond of friendship. We've learned the value of faith and how to apply it in practical ways. It's been a fantastic journey, and now we're looking forward to adding a new member to the team!

Additional things about us:
Don is a musician, he started on Clarinet in school and moved to self learning the drums. He's played in multiple bands and after leaving his last band is now playing the Alto sax we have and is learning the guitar. The dogs and I love sitting around listening to him play and we make up songs and sing and laugh together.
I was in Choir and love to sing and took piano lessons as a kid. Now that we have my family Piano I hope to get back into relearning the piano (after we tune it) and sharing our love and appreciation for music with our future child.
We enjoy the outdoors whether it's going to the park, fishing, camping, swimming at the lake or just hanging out in the yard with our dogs.
We love to travel and have new adventures and recently returned from Italy. We frequently visit family and friends back in California and we can't wait to explore the world with a little one.
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Adoption Diary

Back from our vacation

This year we went on a vacation with our close friends and had a great time.  We flew to Ft. Lauderdale and drove to Miami Beach for a 2 day stay.  Our friends like hanging out pool side during the day so Don and I headed out for a walk along the beach boardwalk where we came upon the golden mammoth.  We did some gift shopping and our friends met us for dinner at a Cuban restaurant.  The next day was uneventful, they hit the pool and we hit the beach.
We got up early the following day to drive out to Key West.  Our friends had never been there and we had so we did the drive again for them. This time we stayed 4 miles outside downtown and even had a “beach”. Key West not only has their chickens but this time around lots of Iguanas.  We never saw them the last time we were there and probably because we stayed downtown. We walked around downtown, did a bit of shopping, rented jet skis, and just relaxed. On the 4th day we had to head back to Miami to catch our flight home.  It was great to relax and enjoy the sun, beach and Island.

IAC is Gone so now what?

So With IAC going out of business it’s been a whirlwind of not only emotions but a WTF do we do now.
I can say we contacted our local news to bring to light the problems IAC had and while it wasn’t a perfect piece at least we had our voices heard.
http://komonews.com/news/local/i-just-want-to-be-a-mother-families-agonizing-after-adoption-agency-suddenly-closes
I had a hard weekend recently in light of the closure and then our Superbowl party where I met the 2 babies who should’ve been our babies BFFS as it were. If our placement hadn’t failed last August our boy would’ve been about 2 months older than our friend’s boys they had in November/December.  It was a gratifying day to hold the babies for 8 hours but at the same time it was devastating. I actually cried the whole way home in a snow storm meaning it took us 3 hours to get home.  Now I know it’s on me and my emotions, etc but seriously it’s been 4 years and I’m human.  The week leading up to this is what I think broke me.  I’ve not had issues when the others were born, except to be jubilant in their arrival. I love those kids as my own.  I watched their parents grow up and then have them so what’s not to love!
Today, I find we’re at cross-roads.  I’ve contacted, many lawyers and none have contacted us back.  There was a lawyer in our news piece that I left a message with and here we are 5 days later and no response to our message I left for her.  I had also contacted a lawyer in Seattle and he took my name and number but never called me back; even after our social worker emailed him so ya that doesn’t breed any confidence. These are AAAA Lawyers so how are we supposed to be confidant with them handling our potential situation.  The answer is we aren’t.  Thankfully the lawyer we had with our failed placement is available but I haven’t reached out yet. This is on my to do list.

We are lucky to have own website on top of other social media but so far the biggest issue we’ve had is no one shares our pages.  Everyone says oh hey grats! hope it happens soon but no one steps up and shares us. So please if you follow us or even just read our blog please for the love of all please share our journey because now without an agency we’re stuck on word of mouth/social media.
Our personal website is http://www.dndadoption.org/
Of course we still have FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Adoptimist, and you tube.

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.

Sincerely,

Don and Nicole

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