Scott and Laura

Married Since: 2014

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our hearts reach out to you during this vulnerable, overwhelming time in your life. From day one as a couple, we pictured sharing our love, happiness, and affection with a child. Our hearts and home are ready to welcome your child into our lives. Thank you for considering us.

Scott and Laura

from North Carolina

Scott

Ancestry: British, Irish, Central American

Religion: Christian

Occupation: University Professor

Education: Master of Fine Arts

Hobbies: Art, Cooking, Running, Furniture building

Laura

Ancestry: Polish, Scandinavian, Hungarian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Teacher

Education: PhD in Art History

Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Gardening, Hiking, Drawing

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Indian, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Scott

Color
Blue
Family Activity
Picnic
Food
Tacos
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Personal Hero
Grandfather Robert
Subject in School
Art
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early Bird
Vacation Spot
Mountain or Beach
Music
Alernative / Indie (this one is hard - to just pick one!)
Hobby
Woodworking

Laura

Color
Green
Family Activity
Going to the movies
Food
Pasta
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Personal Hero
Truly my Mother
Subject in School
Creative Writing
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night Owl
Vacation Spot
Mountains or Beach
Music
Classic Rock / Dance (this one is hard - to just pick one!)
Hobby
Gardening
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for reading this letter and giving us the opportunity to open our hearts to you. We cannot even begin to know your feelings and concerns, but will instead thank you for being courageous in reading this letter and considering us to love and nurture your child. Our hope is for you to get to know us and to offer you assurance that your child will live a happy, joy-filled secure life. Because of our love for each other and our desire to raise a child together, we want to share our happy home, life experiences and unconditional love. We also want to provide many wonderful opportunities for your child.

We love each other very much, are a happy couple, and have so much fun together! Our relationship is a very strong one and we have always felt that our strength as a couple was an important part of deciding to open ourselves to adoption. We met through mutual friends and through our interest in teaching and the arts. From the very beginning, we pictured a child with us—sharing our values, positive outlook on life and our wonderful family. We both consider ourselves thoughtful people who cherish life, our neighbors, our family and work hard toward our goals. As teachers, we understand the value of education and feel that learning how to be a good and kind person is an important part of that education.

When we picture your baby in our lives we envision joy, laughter, singing, taking walks in the sun and sharing all the amazing things this world has to offer.  Our kitchen plays a central role in our day to day lives. One day we hope to teach them to cook all the fun meals we make and hope they want to sing and play music along with us. We also see your child walking or running in the garden, playing in our grassy backyard, reading books, and playing with toys. There are so many things we hope to share.

Our entire family is very excited about the possibility of welcoming a new family member. We hope this introduction letter lets you know a little bit about us and our life. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter.

With love,

Laura and Scott

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About Scott & Laura

Laura about Scott:

Scott has a strong, good character and is physically strong too! He is honest and what he says he will do, he does. He is also really thoughtful and very funny—we laugh a lot together. He leaves me sweet notes and little drawings on my car seat or rearview mirror so when I go to work or run errands there is a happy note that says have a great day and I love you! He is a wonderful cook, talented artist and gifted teacher. He is painter and woodworker and has made beautiful furniture for our house. When we first moved into our home, he made a dining table for our first Thanksgiving and a wardrobe for my clothes. He is dependable, has a strong work ethic and takes care of his family.

Scott about Laura:

Laura is funny, intelligent and beautiful – but her beauty isn’t superficial—she is beautiful inside and out because she is kind-hearted, optimistic and loving. She is loyal, responsible and is always there for her family and friends. Laura loves our pets Honey and Steve and all creatures (she would bring home all sorts the animals if she could). She is a dedicated teacher to her students and mentors and volunteers her time to any cause. She is adventurous and brave, so she likes to travel to interesting places near and far…and she is the best dancer I’ve ever seen!

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Our Lifestyle

Spending time with each other and with our family is important to us. We enjoy cooking, gardening, making art, traveling, listening to music, playing with our dog Honey and cat Steve and seeing family and friends. A typical day involves work and teaching our classes, but we enjoy life by doing projects around the house, practicing music on our front porch, cooking out and watching movies. We have both traveled a lot and like to learn about different cultures and about different types of foods. Each summer or fall we go to the beach and like to hike in the mountains when the weather is nice. Sometimes we just like to go for a long drive and listen to music and see where the day takes us. Music is important to both of us -we always have something playing. Scott plays guitar and Laura sings and is learning to play the mandolin (slowly!); it is fun to learn new things together. We are excited to share our love for music, food, and our life. We hope to help your child discover who they want to be and what they like to do in a home where they will be safe, loved, and confident. We will encourage him or her to be true to themselves and achieve their hopes and dreams.

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

From the very beginning of our relationship, we pictured a child with us to complete the circle of our family. We chose to adopt rather than have a biological child and talked about how we hoped to share our happy, fun home and all the wonderful experiences we would share as parents. Scott made drawings of furniture he would make for the nursery, we talked about different baby names, talked to our families about our hopes, and found this supportive adoption agency to help us. Our family and friends are so excited to welcome a baby into our family!

We are in love and have a strong bond and commitment. We feel this love and commitment will provide a loving, warm, safe place in which to raise your child. Laura especially hopes to have a child of her own—and we both look forward to teaching, bathing, cuddling, singing, playing, enjoying laughter and soothing away any worries or tears. Our lives have been very blessed, and we want to share these blessings. We want to help your child grow to be a happy toddler, teenager, then adult who will enjoy life and fall in love one day. We want to assure you we will always take care of your child. We hope by loving your child with all our hearts and being here for you, we will give you peace and confidence in your choice.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

Our home is our sanctuary and is full of light and lots of love and laughter. We have a large backyard with a garden, apple trees, and even a little bamboo forest. Our dog Honey loves to romp around, play, and help us in the garden while our cat Steve sits in the window watching us. There is also a nice front porch where we like to sit when the weather is nice–or even raining where Scott likes to play his guitar. Our neighborhood is very lively with lots of families walking to and from the local stores. We have a taquería nearby that has great food, but one of the best parts of our neighborhood is seeing and hearing the children playing, laughing, and riding bikes.

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Our Families

The first thing that stands out in trying to describe our family to you is that they are always there for us no matter what is happening in our lives. They support and love us through thick and thin. We are so fortunate to have them in our lives.

We are both very close with our families and consider ourselves a tight-knit group. There are lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews on both sides and when we are together, we enjoy joking around, eating, laughing, taking walks, or playing games. Laura is close with her mom who raised her as a single mother and is also close to her father and stepmother who live close by. She and her brother were born just a year apart, so they have shared so much of their lives together—they talk and text almost every other day. She loves her niece and nephew and has helped nurture them since they were babies along with all the little cousins. Children are a true joy to us both—when Laura was in college, she was even a nanny to newborn twins!

Scott has two children from his previous relationship and loves being a dad to Will and Kate. They are away at college but thank goodness for FaceTime! They are both so looking forward to becoming big siblings. Like Laura, Scott grew up in a close family and has three sisters who were all younger than him. He remembers being big brother and enjoys being an uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Our parents are already wonderful grandparents, and we know they, along with our family and friends are super excited about another family member joining us…they will love your child with all their hearts!

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Our Traditions

Holidays are always a time to celebrate family and being together and making good food, spending time on walks and watching the annual parades. Each year, we make the traditional Thanksgiving meal for our family in Virginia and spend Easter at Laura’s cousin’s house. The annual Easter Egg hunt has been a tradition in Laura’s family since she was able to walk and was originally held on her great grandmother’s farm. The tradition has been handed down through the generations to her great aunt and now her cousin. Each year we all eat together then the kids run around looking for eggs and especially the “prize” egg, which usually contains some fun. We also have daily traditions that we enjoy. We wake each day and share breakfast before going to work and often break for lunch so we can catch up mid-day. The vegetables we grow in our garden inspired us to create an annual cookbook that we give as gifts to our family. We find a theme each year (such as favorite foods we ate as children) and make the recipes. The fun part is making the food, but also taking goofy photos of our family smiling as they stir a pot or make cookies. Little daily or weekly traditions make us happy and help us stay connected in a hectic world.

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What We Will Teach Your Child

We will teach kindness, honesty, creativity…and how to enjoy life! As teachers, we see many different students with unique ideas, personalities and abilities. We want to raise a happy child that will feel safe and free to express themselves and their own personality–to be true to themselves while loving and caring for others.

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A Typical Three Day Weekend

We like to have little adventures such as taking back roads to the mountains for a picnic, going to the beach, or visiting new towns. We also like to go to Virginia to visit our family and enjoy hiking or spending time on the river there. There is a farmer’s market near our house, so we like to go there on Saturdays and look around, find food for dinner and get ice cream. Sometimes we just like to stay home, watch movies, eat fun food (like hamburgers), grill on our patio or work in the garden. Scott also likes to make furniture or woodwork and Laura likes to read or play music and play with our dog Honey in the backyard.

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How A Child Will Enrich Our Lives

A child will enrich our lives in so many very important ways. A child will bring hope, joy, and more laughter into our home and to our extended family. We picture teaching our child practical things and having playful moments at all stages of their life, which will also help us grow. Helping a child find joy, love, and discover the world around her or him and will give our lives so much meaning and purpose. When we picture ourselves holding your precious baby, these are our thoughts: We feel gratitude, respect, and warmth for a woman who would make the hardest decision for the love of a child. When we look at her child, we would feel blessed and happy that his or her mother chose us and trusted us to care for and love her child.

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Our Promise to You

We will always love, support, and protect your child with all our hearts and encourage them to be all that they choose to be. We hope to give them all sorts of experiences in life–enjoying nature, going to camp or playing sports or music if they want, traveling with us to the beach, visiting their grandparents and playing with their cousins and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will remain with you. If you decide to have faith in us and choose us as the parents of your child, we will stay as connected to you as you need or want. We are so very thankful you have taken time to read our profile and are hopeful we will have a future together.

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