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QUICK FACTS

Phone: 317-455-6917
Where we live: Seattle, Washington
Our neighborhood: Urban
Other children: Yes- 1 boy 11 years old
Pets: Cat named Jay and a fish named Steve.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our profile and learn more about us.

We are a happy family of three with lots of love who want to be a family of four! We love being parents. We look forward to welcoming our new child into our family.

We recognize that this is probably one of the hardest decisions you or your loved one have ever had to make. We know that this decision is being made out of love and compassion. We are open to having contact with you after the child joins our family. We will listen to you, respect you, and honor you as the family who gave this child life.

We always pictured ourselves as parents to at least two children, and when we realized that we would not have another biological child, we decided to expand our family through adoption. We are the parents of an amazing 11 year old boy who is caring and sensitive. Being his parents has been the joy of our lives. We have had fun learning who he is and discovering new things with him. We look to new adventures with another child.

About Margaret By Doug 

Margaret is a great mom to our son. She works as a nurse and set up a flexible schedule to make sure she’s home when our son is dropped off the school bus and to have full days with him in the summer during school break. To encourage our son in his piano lessons, she’s taking her first piano lessons at the same time and they have even done a recital together. Before becoming a nurse, Margaret worked in theatre, and uses her theatrical training to great effect while reading to our son. She loves the outdoors, whether its working in our vegetable garden, riding her bike, walking, or just sitting on our deck reading a book. After we welcome your child into our home, Margaret is looking forward to being a stay-at-home mom just as she was with our son, to give the best loving care possible to your child.

About Doug by Margaret 

Doug works by day as a software developer and a fiction writer by night (or whenever he has spare time). I would describe him as very smart but also very kind and goofy. He always makes time for the family. He is very gentle and loving towards our son. He will often spend hours with our son building a ship out of Lego or making stuff from scrap wood. They are also working together on a sci-fi story. Sometimes they will spend hours just talking. Doug is also an excellent cook and likes to bake. One day I came home from work and saw him and our son eating a huge sugar cookie in the shape of a spider that they had made together. Doug enjoys spending time outside doing things like hiking, working on house projects or helping our son learn to ride his bike. It has been a joy to watch him blossom as a person while being a dad. I am constantly in awe of his patience and enthusiasm for showing our son new things. Doug is excited to welcome a new child into our home. He will continue to be an active parent with our second child. One thing I know as his wife is that the parenting will be shared by both of us. He will be sharing the times we wake up in the middle of the night to feed or change the baby. As with our son, he will also be present at all parent-teacher conferences and play an active role in our child’s education.

Our Home

We live in a spacious 2 story house. Each child will have his or her own bedroom. There is big back yard that is fenced in. In the back we have a vegetable garden and a small pond. It is very peaceful. We feel like our house is a nice little oasis in the city. The back yard is large enough for kids to run around freely and to play games like bocce ball or croquet.

Inside our home, we have many pieces of art hanging or on display that represent our travels and gifts from family. You will also see many books and magazines. We like to read and our son has become an avid reader as well. We also have many board games and puzzles for family activities. During the day, our house lets in a lot of light which makes it feel warm and cheery.

The neighborhood is safe and quiet. There are lots of young families with children. We are very near a park (which we go to frequently) and a biking trail. Our neighborhood also has a variety of restaurants. The elementary school for our attendance area has been recognized as a School of Distinction for its excellence in education.

Sincerely,

Margaret and Doug