Nice to Meet You
We hope that in reading this profile, you see how huge our love is, and how eager we are to bring someone else into our family.
Thank you for reading our profile - we feel blessed to have your attention. We can't pretend to imagine what must be going through your mind, the weight of making this decision for your child. But we know you have a lot to think about. We hope that in reading this profile, you see how huge our love is, and how eager we are to bring someone else into our family.
We are ready to expand our family and continue our adventure with a child.
We met in high school but didn't date until we were in our twenties. We fell in love in New York City, where we went to the Halloween parade, attended comedy shows and Broadway and the Opera, attended picnics in the park, and went to concerts. Shortly after we started dating we moved in together, adopted a cat named Monty, and we married five years later in Ohio, where we are both from. We've been having the time of our lives ever since and are ready to expand our family and continue our adventure with a child.
For Lauren and Justin it means growing their love through the life experience of raising a child, or children, regardless of blood.
Our family and Monty
Lauren wanted her parents to adopt when she was a little girl - she wanted an adopted brother or sister. It always interested her, and in college she wrote an essay about how she felt it was something she was meant to do. When Justin and Lauren were ready to grow their family they tried getting pregnant, but decided if it didn't happen, they would be more than happy to adopt. Adoption is something that's always been part of their plans regardless of getting pregnant or not. They realized after they got married that growing their family doesn't mean extending a bloodline or legacy of their own biological kids. For Lauren and Justin it means growing their love through the life experience of raising a child, or children, regardless of blood. What matters to them is living a full and textured life, expanding their perspectives, and teaching love and respect along the way.