Marian is a beautiful human being on the inside and outside. She has a happy and positive spirit which is infectious and brings light and joy into our home everyday. She is always willing to do what it takes to get the job done; she is such a dedicated person I know that she will be a wonderful mother, never complaining or becoming overwhelmed. I consider being married to her as the biggest blessing in my life; we make an awesome team.Judah
Judah has been my best friend for over ten years and there is no one I would rather spend time with than him. My life is infinitely better with him whether we are watching a movie at home or out exploring a new country. He is fiercely loyal and always strives to do the right thing whether big or small. Whenever I see him with our nephews and nieces my heart melts and I can’t wait to raise a family with him.Marian
Our story began in the fall of 2001 when Judah went to a housewarming party thrown by his sister and her five roommates, one of them which happened to be Marian. Although our paths crossed briefly that night we didn’t meet again and go on our first date until 7 months later when the timing was right. After a few months of dating and experiencing some key milestones such as our first vacation together and Judah buying his first house we knew we had something special and made plans for our future. In March of 2005 we were married and enjoyed an incredible honeymoon in Malta before settling in to married life. Married life was and continues to be the greatest adventure.
We settled into a warm and spacious home in Kenmore, a suburb of Seattle, four years ago. It is located on the north end of Lake Washington and is an ideal place to raise a family for many reasons. It is part of the Northshore School District which is one of the top ranked school districts in the state. Kenmore has a very low crime rate and has many beautiful parks and is located on the Burke Gilman, a popular walking and biking trail. We were both born and raised in the Seattle area and can’t imagine raising a family anywhere else.
We work hard during the week but on the weekends enjoy getting together with family and friends, relaxing by watching movies or trying new restaurants. Seattle is incredibly beautiful in the summer and when summer finally arrives we love to head into nature to enjoy hiking and camping. We try and travel somewhere new once or twice a year. Last year we went with Marian’s family to Puerto Vallarta and in the fall we road tripped to Jasper and Banff National Park which was the most beautiful drive that either of us have ever taken. This year we spent more than 24 hours getting to Thailand, a place high on our list to travel to for a while now. We love traveling together and Marian’s activity spreadsheets are a good balance to Judah’s navigational skills.
We decided to wait a few years before trying to start a family so we could enjoy being newlyweds and make sure we were financially secure enough to provide the best life possible for our children. God had different plans though and after struggling with infertility for over four years including a failed IVF attempt we decided to grow our family through adoption. Although the journey to become parents has taken longer and been more difficult than we expected we are so excited and hopeful for the future. Your child will be blessed with a stable home and raised to be respectful, kind and loving. We will cultivate whatever dreams they pursue and support all their endeavors.
We cannot imagine what you are going through but we are grateful that you have taken the time to visit our site and learn more about us as people, who we are, and our desire to grow our family through adoption. Becoming parents is the most important job we will ever take on and we promise to love your child unconditionally and raise them to be kind and compassionate. They will know early on what a gift they were to our family and the courageous decision you made on their behalf.
If you, or someone you know, is considering adoption as a choice for their child please get in contact with us. We are looking forward to meeting with you.