Nickname: Dave and Tammy

Married Since: 2011

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We promise that we will love your child with everything that we have to offer. As they grow up to be the person they aspire to be, we will be there every step of the way to support, love, and encourage them.

David and Tamara

from California

David

Ancestry: Czech, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Director of Software Engineering

Education: BS

Hobbies: Surfing, Computers, Home improvement, Outdoor activities

Tamara

Ancestry: English, Irish, German, Dutch

Religion: Baptist

Occupation: 5th Grade Teacher

Education: MA

Hobbies: Sports, Technology for teaching, Paddle-boarding, Reading

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Native American

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

David

Animal
Dog
Book
"Catch Me If You Can" - Frank W. Abagnale
Childhood Memory
Camping with family
Family Activity
Game nights
Hobby
Playing guitar
Holiday
Christmas
Sport
Surfing
TV Show
"24"
Music
Rock
Scripture
"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?" - Psalm 27:1

Tamara

Animal
Dog
Book
"Harry Potter" - JK Rowling
Childhood Memory
Visiting family on the farm in Pennsylvania
Family Activity
Game nights
Hobby
Baking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Sport
Soccer
TV Show
"Friends"
Music
Country
Scripture
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We are very grateful that you are taking the time to read our letter. We may not know what you are going through and may not understand the emotions that you are feeling, but we pray that we may be able to provide some hope in your life. Your child is such a precious blessing in this world. We will not stop short of anything but providing for your child with what he or she is so deserving of. We have been praying very long for a child just like yours to love and care for.

Our journey has been long and discouraging, but we feel it has a purpose. We have struggled with the ability to carry a child to term. After going through many struggles to get pregnant – Tammy has had several surgeries and David has had one surgery – we successfully achieved pregnancy multiple times, but later lost the children through miscarriage. Although this was hard on us, we feel it may be God’s way of strengthening us and calling us to adoption. We have always been open to adoption. And, we feel that now is the right time for us.

We met in 2003 and have been married for 8 years. We have tremendous support from both our extended families and friends. There are so many who are incredibly excited to welcome a new member into the family. Our families often get together to spend time with each other. Since most of us live close in proximity we can get together usually on a weekly basis. There are many young children in our extended family for our new addition to grow up with.

We have prepared a room especially for your baby. We understand that bringing a child into the home can be an adjustment. But, we are extremely prepared for this. Your child will be very much a part of our everyday lives. As your child grows older we have some great schools in our area that he or she will attend. Since we are very active, we plan on bringing him or her along with us on our exciting adventures. This includes camping trips, sporting events, the beach, and more.

The community that we live in – the same one David is grateful to have been raised in – is very active and friendly. We live in one of the safest places in all of California (rated in the top 10 safest cities in the state). We like to stay active in various ways, whether that is going to a sporting event, camping, walking our dogs, riding bikes, and many others, we are always finding ways to enjoy life.

As you make this very important decision, know that our prayers are with you. Our prayer is that your child finds the right home where he or she can be cared for with unconditional love. If we are the answer to that prayer we will love your child with everything that we have.

Love,
David and Tammy

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Why We are Choosing to Adopt

Adoption has always been something that we have discussed; even before we were married.  Our love for children is tremendous and we would love to give a beautiful young child our home and family to grow up with.  We have had challenges having children of our own, but adopting children has always been in the cards for us.  We know that there is a great need for many wonderful children.  We want to be a part of that equation—to give what we have to a child. We have such a loving family who has given us great examples of how to be excellent parents to a child.  Your child will be surrounded by nothing but love from us and everyone in our lives.  We have incredibly supportive family and friends that are really looking forward to welcoming your child.

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About Tamara, by David

I met Tammy while working as a waiter at Red Robin. I knew right away that she was someone special. She has an incredibly genuine heart. She has one of the kindest personalities that I have ever met and will go above and beyond to help out anyone. This stood out to me immediately and I am so blessed to get to spend the rest of my life with Tammy. Without a doubt, Tammy’s calling is to work with kids. It is truly amazing to watch her with them. She has a natural ability to connect with them and is extremely comfortable working with them. It’s no surprise that, as a teacher, she has made achieved so many accomplishments, including “Teacher of the Year.” The dedication she puts into the kids is incredible. Whenever a child is struggling with something, Tammy always comes up with different ways to connect with that child to help them succeed. The results are always heartwarming, to say the least. I truly believe that any child is blessed to have her as their teacher and I cannot wait to see your child thrive with Tammy as their mother.

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About David, by Tamara

David has been my best friend long before we started dating. I truly believe that our foundation of friendship is what makes our relationship so special. David is the most incredible man I have ever met. He is honest, kind, generous, and always thinks of others. One of the things I love about him is that he is a family man. He is very close with his parents and both of his siblings, along with his extended family. His relationship with his niece and nephews is amazing to witness. From the moment he walks in, they all come running to see “Uncle.” They look up to him and adore him, and I could not imagine a better person for them to have as a role model. David is also quite the handyman. Since buying our home, he has put in wood flooring, built our patio cover, a mantle, an arbor for a grapevine, and recently finished remodeling our closet. David is very athletic and active. He enjoys surfing, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and baseball. I am excited to watch him teach and pass on these activities to your child. Throughout our struggles with infertility, David has been my rock and I am so blessed to have him by my side. Any child that gets to call him “Dad” will be incredibly blessed and loved.

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What Kind of Parents We will Be

We both love being with children.  We have had a lot of experience with all of our nieces and nephews and have a really good idea of what kind of parents we will be.  We believe there should be a balance between being a child’s best friend and being their parent–and we have those characteristics.  Along with having a good time with your child, joking around, and having a fun and loving relationship with them, we will make sure that we provide for them and that they have everything they need.  Their education will be very important to us and we will make sure they have the best opportunity to succeed.  David will love showing them how to do things around the house.  Tammy, as a teacher, knows all the best ways for helping kids learn and activities that are really engaging.  As outdoor and sports enthusiasts we will enjoy giving your child a well rounded experience with different opportunities that we have in the community.  Our faith is also an important part of our lives, so your child will learn to have an appreciation for our faith.

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Lifestyle

Living in Southern California, we are blessed with the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities.  We live close to several beaches and one of our favorite hobbies that we share together is paddleboarding.  Two of our favorite sports to spectate are hockey and baseball.  With several local sports teams near us, we enjoy going to games from time to time.  We have family close by and often get together after attending church on Sunday mornings and for other occasions. We have two active dogs that we enjoy spending time with and they join us on many of our outdoor activities. In the summer, we spend our time camping, hanging out poolside, or doing any outdoor activity with family and friends.  Tammy loves to host family and friends and she is incredibly talented at planning exciting activities for our nieces and nephews.  David enjoys taking on home projects—whether it’s building a patio or remodeling the closet—there always seems to be some home improvement project to work on.

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Our Careers

Tammy: From as far back as I remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. This idea was solidified when I was in 6th grade.  My mom was an instructional aide for a Resource Specialist Program classroom and I got to spend my summer helping her students.  Eventually, the teacher gave me my own group of students to work with.  I will never forget the moment one of the kids in my group, a third-grader, read for the very first time.  It was then that I knew I had to be a teacher. Since that day, I have always felt called to help the kids that struggle and just need that one person to spend extra time with them and help them.  I feel that one of my strengths as a teacher is connecting with my students and helping them find their talents and abilities.

David: I have always enjoyed solving puzzles and building things.  As I grew up, I gained extensive knowledge of technology.  Software Engineering seemed like the perfect career path for me.  I am able to apply my problem-solving techniques and technology skills together.  Throughout my career, I have never regretted my path.  As I have advanced in my career, I am able to share some of my experiences with others – especially kids.  I sometimes go to Tammy’s class to teach the kids about programming and software development.  It is really special to see the children learn a new skill that might help give them more opportunities for the future.  Software engineering provides skills that can be applied in various ways.  There are endless opportunities to build something that can help others or improve the lives of many.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a 4-bedroom home where we have one room that is ready when we are blessed with a child. We have two of the friendliest dogs that anyone could ask for (a Golden Retriever and a Labrador Retriever). We have a large backyard with a pool and plenty of room for kids to have fun and play. Our neighborhood also is very active with children playing on a daily basis. We have great neighbors. Everyone likes to spend time outdoors and everyone is very friendly. We live in a great part of town where there are a lot of parks and recreational activities. Our neighborhood is also very festive during the holidays. Everyone enjoys decorating for the holidays.

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Our Faith

Our faith is one of the most important parts of our lives.  We are both very devout Christians.  There are so many reasons we believe that our faith should be central to our lives.  It is something that guides us to make the right decisions in our life journey.  It keeps us grounded and helps teach humility–knowing that there is something greater than ourselves.  We believe that this will be instrumental in helping raise a loving, courageous, and strong child that will flourish in everything that they do.  In our experience, there have been many times in our lives where our faith has been a significant part of getting us through difficulties.  One example is when we lost our child to miscarriage.  We feel that being able to lift up our challenges in times like these is much more beneficial in helping us get through these times.  We are very excited to pass this down to our children and hope that they, too, can experience the tremendous amount of joy that we receive from our faith.

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What Adoption Means to Us

There are so many reasons why adoption is incredibly meaningful for us.  We have prayed on a daily basis for God to place us with a child that we can help nurture and support.  We feel that this adoption will be something that will touch so many lives. We want to be a part of helping a loving mother who is looking to find a loving home for their child. We absolutely love children.  We are a big part of our many nieces and nephews’ lives, which gives us such great joy. We pray that we will have the opportunity to share this love with your child.  We believe that God has a purpose for every child that is brought into this world and we will help your child bring that purpose to life.

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Our Families

We are very close with our parents and extended family.  Both sets of our parents live just a few miles from us and we see or talk to them at least once a week.  We each have siblings who live about a 10-minute drive away. Our parents are extremely supportive of our adoption process and eagerly await meeting their grandchild. They have joined us in prayer for both you and your child.  David enjoys working on projects around the house with his father and both David and Tammy love to discuss faith and other topics with his mother. Tammy looks forward to her weekly lunches with her dad and shopping and talking with her mom.

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Family Traditions

We really enjoy holidays, seasons, and traditions throughout the year.  During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, we are festive and participate in many holiday traditions.  We place decorations out for each of the holidays including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Easter–Christmas being one of our favorites to decorate for.  David really enjoys the lights and will get the house all dressed up with lights for the season.  We also love to go to a nearby neighborhood that has an extravagant spectacle of lights.  Our family will take a walk through the neighborhood enjoying carols, hot chocolate, and festivities.  Getting a real tree is something that we always look forward to.  Every holiday we spend time with both sides of our families. Our families are really close and we often all get together.  We all really enjoy games and for most of our get-togethers, we will play a variety of family games.  During the summer we like to take trips with family and friends.  One of our renewed traditions is getting family from all over the country together to do a camping trip.  One of our more regular traditions is attending church on Sundays and getting together afterward for breakfast or brunch. We are looking forward to sharing these traditions with your child if we are blessed to welcome them into our home.

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Our Promise to You

We are extremely grateful that you have taken the time to get to know us.  We promise that we will love your child with everything that we have to offer.  We will stop at nothing to provide for them.  We know how difficult this decision may be for you.  Your sacrifice is a courageous and wonderful gift that we will share with them.  We value an open adoption and will work on building the relationship that you desire with your child.  As they grow up to be the person they aspire to be, we will be there every step of the way to support, love, and encourage them.  We are excited for this experience and look forward to sharing many memories if you choose us to provide our loving home for your child.

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!