We are Shannon and Todd, and we would like to thank you so much for considering us for this very important decision. We imagine that you are facing a difficult decision and we have so much respect for you and admire how brave you are and your selfless act in choosing to have your baby.
If you choose us, our goal for your child will be love, laughter and security. We will provide them with the best possible education and will support them as they pursue their life’s ambitions. They will be surrounds by family and friends who will also provide love, guidance, support and respect all throughout their life. They will be encouraged not to be afraid to follow their dreams and be the person they want to be. Thank you again for considering us as parents for your baby.
We met before a football game between USC and Boston College in Boston, where Shannon used to live. Todd, a huge USC fan, had booked a weekend trip to Boston to watch his favorite team. Before the game, he was watching some other games at a restaurant and Shannon heard another southern accent cheering against her team. They struck up a conversation and Todd offered a ticket to the game. We were engaged 7 months later and moved to Florida after that. Our instant connection was our love for travel. We love traveling to different countries and experience different foods and learning about different cultures. We love sports and the arts as well. We love going to games and cheering our favorite team. We love music and going to concerts. Shannon grew up with theater and dancing, while Todd played the bass guitar and played sports. We both grew up in the South and have become very successful in our careers but family always comes first. We have a strong, loving relationship and our strength is always talking about our goals and anything on our minds. This openness and good communication has made our relationship strong.
Our Home and Pets…
We love living in the Sunshine State of Florida. Recently, we moved into a new home that is four bedrooms in a great neighborhood with lots of young families with great schools. There are many young children on our street and they love to come over to our home and play with our puppy, Gravy. Gravy is a miniature dachshund and he has become an important part of our family and we love him so much. We love to play outside with Gravy in our backyard, which he loves. Our neighborhood has swimming pools, parks, biking trails, soccer fields, beach volleyball courts and dog parks. Every evening, we go for a ride on our bikes. Our neighborhood plans monthly family events, including carnivals, outdoor movie nights and swim parties. Our neighborhood is very diverse and we have neighbors from all over the world including India, Jordan, Dubai and South America. We also enjoy going to Disney, the beach, golf and tennis.
Family is extremely important to us. Shannon’s parents live very close by, and her brother and his wife are expecting a little girl soon. They live around the corner from us, so if you choose us, your child will live so close to their cousin that they can become best friends. Everyone sees each other often. We love to have monthly game nights and enjoy celebrating holidays and birthdays together. We are very close to Todd’s family as well and visit them often. Todd’s aunt has fostered 5 children over the years who have become our cousins. We spend time with them on many holidays. Family is very important to us.
Our Journey to Adoption…
We have been married for three years but weren’t able to have a biological child but we truly feel that adoption is our true path. We tried fertility options that were unsuccessful and Shannon suffered three miscarriages. We have no children and we pray every day that a child will come into our lives and we will have our forever family. If you choose us to raise your child, you will never know the level of gratitude we will feel. Please know that we will always let your child know they were adopted and loved and will understand what amazing people you are.
Occupation: Insurance Underwriter
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration
Favorite Food: Mexican Food
Favorite Hobby: Riding Bikes
Favorite Movie: Crazy Rich Asians
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: Vanderpump Rules
Favorite Activity: Taking our dog, Gravy, to the beach
Hidden Talent: Decorating cupcakes
Guilty Pleasure: Eating a Mint Chocolate Chip milkshake after a day at the beach.
Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Education: Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Favorite Hobby: Golf
Favorite Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Activity: Traveling to foreign countries
Hidden Talent: Great at Karaoke
Guilty Pleasure: Making popcorn in our media room at home and watching Will Ferrell movies