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Letter of Introduction

Hello! We are Patrick and Heidi and it is our hope to be known to someone as Mom and Dad. We are excited to become a family of three through adoption!

We met when we began working together at a bookstore 11 years ago. Heidi was the cute new children's bookseller and Patrick was the guy she could always go to with questions. Sometimes she came up with questions just so we could spend time together. Patrick saw a light in Heidi he knew would brighten his life and Heidi quickly realized that this handsome, hardworking man could be the rock she needed.

After 7 years of marriage we have learned to work together in new ways, had some fantastic adventures, and added loving furry companions to our lives.    And we have so many books....

We are looking forward to our next great adventure, parenthood, and connecting with you. We know that you want what is best for your baby and hope that you find everything you wish for your child. Thank you for considering us as you explore this page. We look forward to answering any questions you have about us and getting to know you too.

About Us

Meet Patrick!

Patrick is going to be such a supportive dad. He is literally a boy scout. In fact, he can still fit into his high school scout uniform. He is reliable and loyal with a dry sarcastic sense of humor. He is the guy you call to come and get you if your car will not start or you are stuck in the snow.

He values family relationships and often takes his mom on dates to the movies and is usually in the audience of our nieces' dance and school recitals. 

Patrick is fun and geeky in the best ways. He is always reading, loves to watch bad movies (good ones too), and plays video and board games. On our very first date we played with Lego! We have a fun and thoughtful romance to this day. We chose the date of our wedding because we knew there would be a huge fireworks show in our city that night that we could pretend was just for us.

Patrick works as a manager for a natural foods grocery store. Heidi is a vegetarian and the chef in the house and she makes creative dishes (think Food Network's Chopped), but Patrick is a baker where precision is the key to tasty treats. When our talents combine we have made fancy sculpted cakes for our friends.

 

Meet Heidi!

Heidi is so ready to be a mom! She is loving and compassionate and lavishes affection on our pets. She grew up in a very active, supportive family who continues to be ready to help in each other's lives. They are absolutely ready for a new family member!

She has been working as a bookstore manager for eight years. She has studied art and theater all her life and loves doing storytime, dressing up as characters and doing crafts with the kids. We believe reading with kids is so important for their development and is a great opportunity to bond. We have been building a library for our future child for a long time!

Heidi loves to sing! She sings and plays bass guitar every Sunday in the worship band along with her brother and some talented friends. She has already bought the baby"s first instruments so everyone will be included in family sing alongs. She also makes up catchy songs about our pets or what we are having for dinner that can get stuck in your head! Often she is caught dancing at work to whatever is playing.

Heidi grew up in the church as a preacher's kid and loves that they get to attend church where her father is the pastor now. Last year she and her dad did mission work building a house and she cannot wait to do that again.

Activities We Enjoy

We bought our house two years ago and have hosted a big family Thanksgiving here twice now. We live in an older neighborhood with huge trees and on Tucker's daily walks we pass by the neighborhood elementary school and a great park. Heidi is learning through trial and error how to garden, and we love playing fetch in our shady fenced back yard.

We enjoy planning vacation adventures about once a year. We like to try interesting food wherever we go (Thai, Ethiopian, and Indian have become new favorites).  Heidi often looks for off the beaten path activities like street fairs, or train rides, and on our last vacation we learned to kayak and snorkel, which we loved! We usually visit museums and really enjoy seeing theater. Our favorite annual vacation is a film festival in our home town where people from all over the world visit and share their experiences.

There is so much for us to share with a child in our city! We love to visit the local zoo and the science museum. All of our parents are here in town as well. In fact, the future grandparents live 2 streets apart and right near fantastic nature trails!

We are so excited to explore the world with a tiny person and grow and learn new things together!