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Hello! We're a family of four, looking for our one more! We are a married couple with two daughters, ages 5 and 8, and we're on this wild journey to explore adoption. This is a decision we've been considering for the last 5 years and that we're choosing to be intentional with. We're open to adoption situations that include infant, baby already born, or toddler age adoption. The right match is far more important to us than ensuring an adoption happens for our family; are you our match?
Autumn is kind, loving, caring, empathetic, and great with children! She is responsible, trusted, and enjoys learning about her interests. She is an LCSW and works with young children and their families. She is a good listener and exceptionally patient. Autumn works very hard to make sure any child she comes across will feel seen and heard and will specifically go out of the way to ensure that happens and sees the bigger picture in people and not the behavior itself. Autumn is a homebody and enjoys comfort, but loves when Isaac gets everyone going outside of the house. She enjoys playing with our two daughters and our Australian Labradoodle, Willow! She enjoys learning about new topics and learning in general, swimming with the kids outside, spending time around the neighborhood with family walks, international travel, and exploring out of town. She deeply loves snuggling up under a weighted blanket with a cup of tea in front of a fireplace and cuddling up with the whole family to read and listen to podcasts!!
Isaac has short brown hair, though is convinced it’s still blond like when he was a child and will always tell you he is 26 (he's not!!). Isaac is active, loving, patient, empathetic, steady, humble, intelligent, silly, committed, and caring. He enjoys being out of the house and being active, playing soccer, riding bikes with the girls, hiking, barbecues on our back porch with family, perfecting the perfect home made pizza, swimming in our backyard pool, music, yummy food, trying new and adventurous things, and things to do with espresso! He can make an excellent latte. Isaac is incredibly skilled in learning new things that are interesting to him and loves to work on situations that seem like puzzles (and also on real puzzles!). Isaac is liberal, though is interested in hearing both sides and makes a strong effort to be informed from different perspectives!
We are open to baby born and toddler adoption!
Hi! We’ve yet to meet, but would like to introduce ourselves.
We are a close and connected family of four in Oregon – we’re a couple who have been married for almost 9 years and have two incredible daughters, ages 5 and 8. Autumn is an LCSW and works with children and families – this and other factors lead us to be intentional and respectful in communication, relationship, and parenting.
It’s important to us that our children have consent around their information or family information being shared on a public internet page, so what we share here will be limited. In this experience of growing our family, we’re hoping that we’re found by whomever we’re meant to be found by. An important part of this journey includes connecting both family histories, and we’d like to do that in part by asking for your help in deciding on a family middle name for this baby to help incorporate all parts of who they are from the beginning. We look forward to hearing about your wishes for the child you are carrying and sharing more about ourselves with you!
With so much care,
Autumn and Isaac
We have always stood out to those around us as being intentional parents. We’re lucky to have Autumn’s education and and career, and Isaac’s dedication to always learning, helping guide being informed as parents and are often sought out by friends or school staff to help troubleshoot challenges for other families or children. We’re predictable, but not rigid. We know our children incredibly well and teach them skills to feel successful in getting through their days with pride in their efforts, being kind is important above anything else though boundaries are also equally important!
We know what each individual family member needs and will adjust and use flexibility in our days to meet those needs.
Several years ago, we had one of those “right place at the right time” situations that led us to our current home, which we love!! We live in a beautiful mountain town with great schools and quaint shops, good food, many coffee shops, a variety of parks, and a tourist attraction. Through a lot of research, we’ve created a little nest of everything we need, with a great pediatrician, an outdoor school, a great preschool, and friends in many places. We’re lucky to live very close to Isaac’s family and within driving distance of Autumn’s immediate family. We can walk to school, go camping for a quick weekend, hike beautiful trails, or just stay home and enjoy our neighborhood, nature center, and our backyard with a trampoline and in ground solar heated pool! Our kids enjoy things like hip hop and aerial silks in our community.
For our first daughter, we went through the special experience of creating a nursery, realizing after she was born that we wanted to be close to her so often that it was barely used! Instead of a nursery, the baby or young child will sleep in our room and when they become ready for a space of their own, we will have the child and their sisters help create a bedroom and special space that is unique to their interests and needs! We love watching our children develop their own interests and grow into who they are – their room gets to match this experience!
We have a very long legged Australian Labradoodle who is turning 2 soon, an indoor kitty and an outdoor kitty! We sometimes foster kittens, though our oldest daughter is allergic to cats and dogs so we only do this periodically and with several air purifiers running! Fostering kittens is especially fun, because we get to name the kitties and give them a strong start to their lives; our current bunch are Maple, Kiki, and Midnight.
Our family values:
We would like for our children to see that they are capable and can always look behind them and know we are watching out for them even when they don’t notice, bad choices come from hurt people, boundaries can be set respectfully and are important, education allows life to be lived more deeply, travel and living through adventure is just as important as structure and routine, we only have one body and we need to treat it with kindness and respect, be kind, be kind, be kind, being humble feels good, they are always worthy of connection and love, making a mistake has nothing to do with who they are as a person and how we repair can show our character, persistence and goal setting are important in creating meaning, being creative and flexible allow for people to experience more than they sometimes ever think they can, and change and doing hard things is scary but can lead to great joy. Most importantly, we want to ensure our children know that family will always be there, consistently and predictably, and they can always look behind them in hard times or times of joy to see they have so many people rooting for them.