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RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American, Hispanic or South/Central American, Hispanic/Asian
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
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Dear Birthmother,

Every story has a beginning and today is the first page of the one we are writing together. What a strong and amazing woman you are! Stronger than you think. We don't know what led you to the possibility of pursuing adoption, but we thank you for that decision. We are Brooke and Adam, and we are very excited to take this journey with YOU. We recognize this decision must be incredibly difficult for you and we have such a huge admiration for your endless selflessness. We can't begin to imagine what you are going through, but we've been on some crazy journeys ourselves. Since before we got married, we've always talked about having a family, unfortunately that isn't biologically in the cards for us. The words "thank you" seem much too simple to express the depth of our gratitude to you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to be part of your story. Even if we're not the family you choose, our thoughts will be with you as you continue your journey.

About Us

Adam and Brooke both grew up on the East Coast and now call the West Coast their home. In 2005, back while they were both in college, they met online as writers for a web page. After years of being friends and briefly losing touch, they reconnected in 2013. Brooke moved across country to where Adam was in Washington and they married in 2015.

Brooke grew up between Maryland and Pennsylvania. She was raised by her homemaker mother, who taught her the value of working hard to make a living. She went to Pennsylvania State University and after graduating went to work as a tutor and a nanny. Between these experiences and all of the summer adventures with her many cousins, Brooke has always wanted to be a mother. She is an avid cupcake baking, Christmas card making machine. She loves to decorate for each holiday and make our home even homier. She also enjoys supporting our troops and works on care packages for abroad, as well as volunteering to keep a food pantry stocked for local families in need.

Adam was raised in Florida. His librarian mother and engineer father instilled in him a balance of math and English that led him to finding his nose buried in a book, while a screwdriver was in the other hand taking apart the toaster. Adam went to the University of Central Florida where after seven years as a career student, he graduated with two degrees. He then entered the world of retail management, which moved him all across the country. He has been playing guitar for over 20 years and is starting to play the mandolin too. He's in a band and plays small shows and venues around the area, as well as writing and recording new music. When he's not playing music, Adam enjoys taking long jogs, sketching and drawing and tinkering around with electronics.

Our Home

We live in a quiet, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom condominium that's only a 5 minute drive from downtown Kent. The rooms are set up as a nursery, office and bedroom. Our home is only a 5 minute walk to what will be our child's first school! The porch out back gives way to dramatic sunsets on top of East Hill, overlooking the yard that wraps around our end unit. Just off of the hill are plenty of parks, walking trails, and gardens to visit and wonderful playgrounds. We are also a short 30-40 minute drive away from Tacoma, Seattle, and/or Bellevue where there are plenty of museums, parks and playgrounds to explore.

Our Extended Family

Family is very important to our lives. Most of our biological family is on the East Coast. Adam’s parents and sister are still in Florida, so Brooke and Adam like to fly down there at least once a year to visit and see Brooke’s godmother who’s down there, as well. Brooke’s mother is in Pennsylvania and when she can, she flies out to spend a few weeks with Adam and Brooke. Brooke has additional family scattered over the Eastern Seaboard who write and call frequently. Adam’s aunts, uncles, and cousins are in Indiana and Texas and we love traveling to visit the extended family!

Our Washington family is much like an adoptive family, where our friends are like grandparents and aunts and uncles that we have known for years and have been a part of their lives. They are so excited to spoil the new addition to our family. Their children and grandchildren are going to be our child's cousins right down the road. They love heading to Chuck-E-Cheese, as well as local sporting events, playgrounds and parks.

Our Family Traditions

For the holidays, we are a combined holiday household; celebrating all holidays to keep a diverse outlook. We love lighting a menorah and setting up the Christmas tree. Every year on Christmas day, we drive up to Snoqualmie Falls to see the waterfall and maybe even some snow! We can’t wait to continue to make new traditions to pass along.

What Led Us To Adoption

After marrying, we faced fertility problems that led us to not being able to have children of our own. We love being around children and since day one we talked about growing our family. Everlasting Adoptions was our answer to help us complete the family we’ve longed to have.

Facts About Brooke

Occupation:
Homemaker
Religion:
Unity/Episcopalian
Education:
Degree from Penn State University
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Hobby:
Baking & Crafting
Favorite Movie:
La Bamba
Favorite Sport:
Nascar + Football
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Fleetwood Mac + Taylor Swift
Favorite TV Show:
General Hospital + Stranger Things
Favorite Book:
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Favorite Subject in School:
History
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida

Facts About Adam

Occupation:
Auto Damage Insurance Supervisor
Religion:
Unity/Jewish
Education:
Degree from University of Central Florida
Favorite Food:
Anything On My Plate!
Favorite Hobby:
Writing, Playing & Recording Music
Favorite Movie:
Good Will Hunting
Favorite Sport:
Nascar + Football
Favorite Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group:
Athenaeum + Chris LeDoux
Favorite TV Show:
Community + Firefly
Favorite Book:
Watership Down
Favorite Subject in School:
History + English
Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Oregon Coast
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I adopted our son as a newborn after going through 12 years of infertility. Now, 23 years later, I am director at Everlasting Adoptions. Shortly after adopting our son, I started to feel a calling towards adoption. My career as a Human Resource Manager in Corporate America came to an end, and I entered what I now know is my purpose and passion in life — building families through the miracle of adoption.

Working with birthmothers and adoptive parents throughout the US for over 20 years has allowed me to utilize the skills I have been blessed with to serve others. I come to work every day not as a staff member coming to a job from 9 to 5, but as a person who is extremely dedicated and devoted to helping people like you every single day. I feel very blessed to have found my purpose, and I look forward to helping you with your adoption needs!

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