Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We have so much to give in resources, opportunities and --above all else-- love, and we are hoping for a chance to give it. We look forward to doing everything we can to help our new baby grow into a strong, beautiful, and amazing person. Your strength and courage with this choice is unmatched and we are grateful for your consideration.
By Laural: When I met Sco˜ I immediately realized that he was incredibly smart but grounded, self-suÿcient and thoughtful, and one of the truly kindest people I’ve ever met. His sincerity has this amazing ability to break the tension with some quirky statement and make people feel safe enough to be themselves. He knows his own limitations and makes it safe for you to also have limitations and find ways to work around them as a team. In fact, his patience helps build me up and want to be a be˜er person. I’ve been lucky enough to watch Sco˜ e˝ectively and gently guide our adopted daughter, Berlin, age 2, through her natural exploration of limits as a toddler. I knew he would make a great father even before we had Berlin as I watched him with his nephews and our friends’ children. He guided them with the care and concern of a natural parent and I was (and continue to be) blown away. We equally share childcare according to our strengths, and it gives me confidence that we will always find a way at any age or stage!
By Scott: Laural is simply stunning. Her intellect, curiosity, empathy, and compassion are unparalleled. Each day I fall more in love with her. Laural is like a good book in that her unique perspective opens new worlds. There isn’t a day that goes by where Laural doesn’t teach me something new and make me laugh in the process. The thing that truly drew me to her is that she is a natural mother. She was protective of her friends’ children and loved to teach them cool things about nature and how things worked long before we were married. I’ve never seen a person comfort, console, and challenge our daughter with such grace. The delight on Berlin’s face when she comes back into a room is a gift.