Tom & Vikki In Washington

RACE OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference
GENDER OF CHILD INTERESTED IN ADOPTING:
No Preference

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile book and for considering us to join you and your baby on this journey. We hope this book gives you the chance to see what our family is all about and what life looks like here in our love-filled house! We always knew we wanted to adopt in order to grow our family and in 2017 we were blessed to adopt our beautiful daughter. We knew our family wasn't yet done growing and here we are, with grateful and thankful hearts, ready to embark on this adventure once again. We have so much love to give and our house is full of laughter and fun. We are so excited to have another child one day who will complete our family.

We want you to know that in all our excitement, we can only barely begin to grasp the tremendous weight of your decision and we hope to love and support you as you need. We are a loving family who just wants to multiply that love once more.

About Us

We met when we were still just teenagers in a small little mountain town in California - and small town living and love of nature are in our bones. We fell in love pretty quickly over our mutual love for life and ability to laugh despite hard times. We both experienced pretty traumatic events in our early life that shaped how we lived. Vikki was in a car accident and Tom underwent chemotherapy. It's a pretty hard thing to keep us down and we choose to meet all that life deals us with our faith, sense of humor and with lots of love and support from family and friends.

The first five years of our married life we devoted to building a home for our future family while also enjoying traveling around the country, from Hawaii to Alaska. During these years Vikki was a teacher and earned her masters while Tom worked for Boeing designing future airplanes. After a few tough years of planning for our adoption and surviving a few major life events, including a housefire, at last, in 2017, all our dreams came true when we adopted our beautiful daughter, Lydia.

Lydia is nothing short of amazing. When she joined our family, our life was great, but she just made it pure magic. She was an answered prayer and dream come true and we are still just pinching ourselves at how much fun raising her has been. She is funny and smart and loves learning. She has an absolute heart of gold and is so considerate of those around her. Lydia has asked for a baby brother or sister to play with for a long time and we are so excited to see her as a big sister one day. She talks daily about all the things she wants to share with her sibling including one day having bunk beds together. She will be the best big sister and will show our next child so much love and devotion. Lydia loves to do arts and crafts and walk around our lakes and can't wait to have a sibling to share all this with.

Our Home

We are incredibly fortunate to live where we do. We are surrounded by amazing schools, zoos, parks and beaches and we take full advantage of them all! When we are home, we spend a lot of time outside in our beautiful backyard or exploring the two lakes and parks we have in our community. Lydia loves going on nature walks and we do as many of them as we possibly can. In our neck of the woods, you take advantage of the weather on a sunny day and our favorite thing to do is pack up the car and hit the open road. In our opinion, not much can top playing in the dirt and sand and taking in all the beauty around us. Sundays are important family days that always include church and oftentimes, a stop at the park.

Our Extended Family

There is no shortage of love in our family and as our families continues to grow the cousin shenanigans only multiply. We have an incredible family and when we brought Lydia home all the grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were so excited. We had both grandparents fly into town that very first month Lydia was born.

Our parents love visiting and joining us on all our outings to the parks, zoos, beaches and mountains and we love flying down to visit them too. All our immediate family live just a few minutes apart, so when we visit we go from house to house playing with cousins all day and having slumber parties at Lydia’s grandparent’s houses each night. All our family is so very excited to see where this next adoption journey leads us and to see our family grow once more.

Our Family Traditions

Christmas is really big in our house! Vikki likes to say she converts the house into the North Pole each year and decorations go up early, like almost after Halloween. Having a child to explore all this magic with has only made the holidays extra special!

Traveling is really important to us. Our joint love of history and the outdoors has taken us to some pretty neat places including Washington D.C., Civil War battle sites and a handful of national parks. We just love adventuring across this beautiful country of ours and it has been so much fun taking Lydia along with us and showing her some of our favorite vacation spots. As a family, we love to see new things and we can't wait to grow our family again and add to all the fun.

What Led Us To Adoption

We always wanted to adopt in order to grow our family. When we couldn’t have babies of our own, naturally, it was so effortless to pour all our attention into adoption because we always wanted to adopt and have our own biological kids. We adopted our first daughter in 2017 and she is a perfect miracle and our biggest dream come true. We are so excited to add to our family again through the miracle of adoption.

Facts About Tom

Occupation:
Tech Designer for Boeing
Religion:
Catholic
Education:
Associate Degree
Favorite Food:
Pizza/Anything Italian
Favorite Hobby:
Salt water tank
Favorite Movie:
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
Favorite Sport:
Formula One
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Favorite TV Show:
Wipeout
Favorite Book:
Robert Ludlum's Trystan Betrayal
Favorite Subject in School:
History/Science
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii

Facts About Vikki

Occupation:
Stay at home mom/Formerly a teacher
Religion:
Catholic
Education:
Masters in Military History/Teaching Certificate in Social Studies Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts in History
Favorite Food:
Sushi
Favorite Hobby:
All things crafty! Jewelry making & art
Favorite Movie:
Jurassic Park (All of them!)
Favorite Sport:
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
The Eagles
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Book:
So many! Stephen Oates, Man Behind the Myths/Race and Reunion by David Blight/Anything about the Civil War or President Lincoln
Favorite Subject in School:
History
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kauai, Hawaii
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Tom & Vikki