Hello, there. It’s nice to e-meet you. We are Hadie and Shawn, a married couple from Ohio, hoping to adopt a newborn from anywhere in the US. Our family and friends would describe us as fun-loving and goofy with hearts of gold. We love hugs and kisses and laughter is the best medicine in our house. You hear it daily and we want to share those smiles with our children. We have had difficulty conceiving which has led us on this amazing adoption journey. You see, Shawn is a Dad to two beautiful girls (girl dad) from a previous marriage and Hadie absolutely loves being a Bonus Mom. Now, we want to blend and extend our family through the gift of adoption. Families come in all shapes and sizes and it’s about love, not bloodlines. And we want to add even more love to our family…and maybe a few giggles too.
Profession: Media & Public Relations Director
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Hiking, Interior Decorating, Photography, Bike Rides, Camping & Traveling
Profession: Aerospace Engineer
Education: Bachelor Degree
Interests: Video games, Reading, Bike Rides, Camping & Traveling
Years Together: 7
Other Children: Shawn has 2 daughters, age 10 & 8, to a previous marriage.
Pets: 3 Lovable Cats! Pretzel McSwirl, Nacho O'Cheesy & Cheeto McSprinkles
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No Preference, open to all
Special Needs: No
Type of Adoption: No Preference
We met online in 2014 but really connected on our first date eating breakfast – our favorite meal of the day. We were married in 2018. We are affectionate people and hugs and kisses are part of an everyday routine. We’re both goofy and make each other laugh daily.Our favorite time of year is Fall. We love all things pumpkin and all the fun that cooler weather and changing leaves brings. We love to travel and have a sense of adventure, but we also enjoy the smaller things, such as camping and s’mores. You can usually find us outdoors on our patio or riding our bikes. We’ve been known to binge watch shows on the couch for a weekend too. Shawn, an aerospace engineer, likes to cook and try new things in the kitchen, and Hadie, a media relations professional, has an eye for interior design and is always planning a renovation project.About Hadie (through Shawn’s eyes) – Hadie has the biggest heart I have ever met. I realized this after she told me she worked for an organ donation charity to bring a second chance at life to others. Shortly after, I knew that she was
the person I was meant to be with because we fit together so well. She has a great relationship with her family and strives to maintain it. She has also welcomed my daughters into her life without a hitch. Seeing how she is with them; I want to grow our nuclear family to be able to spread all of the love she has to give. Hadie is always one to challenge me,
but also is my biggest supporter. Destiny aside, I know that she’s the person I was meant to be with. My hope for everyone is they will find the perfect partner, as I have with HadieAbout Shawn (through Hadie’s eyes) – Shawn was born to be a dad! Kids flock to him because of his fun personality – you can usually find one or two hanging from his arms and legs. He is sensitive, kind and always finds ways to show how he feels, like bringing me unexpected flowers. He teaches me every day through example. He’s patient and loves to share knowledge – from the day to day news to explaining how the weather works to teaching his daughters new things. If there is something he doesn’t know, he finds out all about it. His imagination is vibrant and keeps him young. He makes our family laugh like no one else can. He’s extremely trustworthy and supportive, and he never turns his back on people he cares about.
Our Home & Community
Our home is one filled with laughter. It’s an older home, that sits on a quiet street and has three bedrooms. We’re constantly updating and renovating and have created a charming and cozy bungalow that’s perfect for raising a family. There is a lot of cuddle time on our couch and pictures that remind us of great memories. Our backyard is huge and filled with a giant tree, perfect for climbing and swinging. We live in an excellent school district and we can walk to multiple parks, with playgrounds, sports fields and hiking and biking trails.We’re very fortunate to have both caring and supportive families in our lives. Both of our families live out of state, but we travel to see them regularly. Each gathering is filled with memories to last a lifetime. We celebrate many new and old traditions in our family. Every year, we celebrate the 4th of July with patriotic clothing, attending the local parade and fireworks. At Christmas, we do matching pajamas, exchange ornaments, do Christmas Eve with family and bake cookies. Our friends make up our local family and are a key part of our lives. We have date nights with other couples, vacation together and we have a lot of impromptu gatherings with our neighbors on our street.We do have three cats that are spoiled rotten, Pretzel McSwirl, Nacho O’Cheesy and Cheeto McSprinkles. They are named after some of our favorite snacks. They are a big part of our family as we all love animals and are fortunate to have these furballs entertaining us daily.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
In our home, we celebrate our differences rather than tear them down and that’s our parenting style as well. We all love, we all hurt, we all fall apart – but if you have a strong family unit, then you see each other through the difficult challenges of life while you celebrate the milestones or even the tiny little victories. We listen without judgement and try to make teachable moments out of situations. At the end of the day, our hearts are open to make these little humans better than they were the day before. We both were very fortunate to come from very loving homes with a great upbringing with siblings that taught us about kindness, balance and compassion just to name a few. We pass that on to Shawn’s daughters and want to raise another child together with the same values.If chosen to adopt, we promise to give your child an incredible upbringing that will hopefully lead them to become a confident and kind person. We will be patient, compassionate and cheer them on as they discover their passions and talents. They will know that you are the first page of their amazing story. We promise to do all we can to help your child grow and thrive in every way. Hadie has family members that were adopted so this is very near and dear to our hearts to blend our family together and share all the love we have to give.
We are excited to grow our family through adoption. We cannot express our gratitude enough for taking the time to learn more about our story. We are humbled that you would consider us to be your child’s adoptive family and we hope our stories will help show you the kind of life we could provide for them. We’d love to get to know you better and hear your story and see how we all might fit email@example.com