Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family and considering us to parent your child. We can only imagine the difficult time you are going through and believe you must be an exceptional person to consider adoption for your child. We hope that through reading a little about us you will be able to see and feel the love we have for each other, our family, friends, and our future child. We want you to know how much respect we have for you already.
We promise to provide your child with a fun, happy, and loving home, and they will always know where they came from and how much you love them. We would love to provide you pictures and letters to show you what your child has accomplished and how they grow over the years, should that be okay with you. Our hearts are with you as you make this difficult decision.
We were both born in Pennsylvania but on opposite sides of the state. Nate moved to Tallahassee, FL when he was eight and we both moved to the same town on the west coast of Florida in 2005 (what a coincidence!) We met through friends and after knowing each other for a few years started dating. We’ve now been together for 10 years and married for 5. Holy cow time flies! We love to travel, exercise, cook and explore great food, and spend time with our niece and nephew. Nate is a sales manager and Lauren is in real estate, both of which work from home and offer very flexible schedules. We both graduated with Bachelor degrees from Florida universities and believe education is extremely important. Family has always been so important to us and we’re excited to grow ours!
Our Home and Pets…
We share our home with three extremely lazy, cuddly, and loving pups. They all love children (especially the ones who sneak them treats!). We live on the west coast of Florida and love all of the beautiful settings and family activities. Our home has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with plenty of space for our family to visit, although we are looking forward to taking one of those guest rooms to make a nursery! We enjoy going with our family to the zoo, Children’s Museum, aquarium, beaches, splash pads and parks! Our niece and nephew love coming over to “aunt Lo and uncle Nate’s” to bake brownies, swim in the pool, and run around with the dogs. We love our cozy home and the only thing missing is a child to share it with.
We are very close with both of our families. Nate’s family mainly lives in Florida with his sister and his mom in the same neighborhood. He is Godfather to his niece, Lila, and we spend a lot of time with her and Rio, his nephew. They are 5 and 3 years old and so much fun! Lauren’s parents live in Pennsylvania in her childhood home, and her brother and his husband live in Denver with their two happy pups. Lauren’s parents do not yet have any grandchildren and cannot wait to spoil a new addition! We are blessed to have the support of so many friends and family in our lives. We have lived in the same town in Florida for 15 years and have grown such strong relationships in that time. Your child will have a very large group of “aunts and uncles” who can’t wait to love on them! They are very supportive of our adopting. We love to spend time together going to charity events, traveling, their kids’ birthday parties and events, and places like the zoo and museums. Our friends are like family to us and it’s important for us to be there for each other during all the craziness life has to offer!
Our Journey to Adoption…
After a year of marriage we decided it was time to start a family, however, mother nature had other plans for us. We suffered a series of miscarriages which made us rethink how we wanted to start a family and realized adoption was the route we wanted to take. We always thought we’d adopt later in our lives but the universe was telling us that now is the perfect time! Our friends and family are so supportive of this decision and we’re excited to meet the child our hearts have been waiting for.
Education: Bachelor Degree in Finance
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Hobby: Exercising
Favorite Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order (the original!)
Favorite Activity: Playing with our niece and nephew
Hidden Talent: Make a famous buffalo chicken dip!
Guilty Pleasure: Eating pizza in bed on a rainy day
Occupation: Sales Executive
Education: Bachelor Degree in Information Science
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Hobby: Football/Soccer
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite TV Show: Football games
Favorite Activity: Playing with our dogs
Hidden Talent: Can sleep anywhere/anytime
Guilty Pleasure: Late night snacks and sweets