Zach and Shannon

Married Since: 2006

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We want to start by honoring your courage, strength, and love. And we want you to know how genuinely grateful we are to be considered for this amazing gift.

Zach and Shannon

from Florida

Zach

Ancestry: German, Russian, Austrian, Polish

Religion: Jewish

Occupation: Real Estate Agent/Attorney

Education: JD

Hobbies: Songwriting, Photography, Traveling, Swimming, Cycling

Shannon

Ancestry: Italian, Russian, Ukrainian

Religion: Christian / Jewish

Occupation: Film Business

Education: BFA

Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Spinning, Theater, Concerts

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian / Jewish

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Dear Expectant Mother,

We want to start by honoring your courage, strength, and love. And we want you to know how genuinely grateful we are to be considered for this amazing gift.

We cannot begin to understand the challenge that you are facing at this time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for thinking of us as the family you might allow to care for and cherish your child. We believe we were always meant to be adoptive parents, having struggled with infertility for many years. We know that sometimes life’s greatest joys come when we adapt to difficult circumstances and allow ourselves to walk the path in front of us. We’re so incredibly thankful and excited for the opportunity to expand our family.

We’ve been married since 2006, and over that time we’ve been so lucky to often work together, supporting each other’s goals. We’re fortunate to be able to work from home most of the time. Shannon is now a film industry consultant, and Zach is a real estate agent and attorney. We also believe it’s important to be active in our community and spend time volunteering and supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations.

For the past eight years, we’ve lived in a beautiful, safe, family-friendly community that’s just ten minutes from the beach. Our bright, cheerful, airy condo sits on a lake that is frequently visited by all kinds of wildlife like deer, turtles, and ducks! We’re just steps away from two community pools, outdoor barbecues, a playground, basketball and tennis courts, and a community recreation room and library.

We have a passion for the arts, having both grown up doing school plays and community theater, which later lead us to screenwriting together. We’re definitely huge movie buffs. We enjoy seeing bands in concert, and we really love traveling to new and interesting places. We’re always making each other laugh, which is one of the key things that drew us together and keeps our marriage strong.

Both of our parents encouraged and supported our education as well as extracurricular activities so that we could grow into well-rounded adults. Shannon loves to read, and Zach is an avid musician, and we want you to know that your child will be supported in every way to thrive and pursue their passions and to become the extraordinary person they’re meant to be.

We’re blessed to have Shannon’s immediate family and many close friends living right here in town. And believe us, they’re all brimming with anticipation for the day we become parents! Your child will grow up in a loving environment where their curiosity is encouraged, and their inspiration is allowed to truly flourish.

Again, we can only begin to contemplate what you are going through at this time. Please know that your child will be so very warmly welcomed into our home and showered with all the love, compassion, and joy that they deserve. We want you to know if you choose us, we are fully committed to talking honestly with your child about the true love and bravery you’ve shown. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

With love and gratitude,
Shannon & Zach

Q&A

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

When we have a 3-day weekend, we’ll sometimes take a short road trip to explore a new place or revisit a favorite spot. We might also visit an amusement park with our family and seven year old niece. If we decide to stay in town, we might go to the pool or go to the beach. We’ll often get together for a family barbecue, game night, or movie marathon.

Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them.

We love animals and have two very sweet and adorable cats named Uta and Stella. They’re sisters and they bring so much laughter and joy into our home. We think it’s great for children to grow up being comfortable around animals.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We hope to teach our child to be kind, thoughtful, and considerate. We want to encourage their curiosity and creativity, and support them to strive to be the best they can at whatever they set their mind to. And that no matter what they come up against in life, we will always be there to understand, love, and support them.

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