We are eager to become parents and welcome a baby into our lives. We hope that you see in us people that you would trust to love and raise your child, and to give them the life and opportunities you hope for them.
We admire your strength and love for your child, and thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. We are deeply committed to open adoption. We want you to know the valuable role we feel you will always have in your child’s life. That we will make sure your child always knows how much you love them.
We are each other’s best friends. Together we love adventure and exploring new hiking trails in southern RI, kayaking in nearby Connecticut, or camping in National Parks (we hope to one day see them all!). We are playfully competitive, and love games of all kinds. We’ve learned to cook together and love heading to the local farmer’s market on the weekends with our pup to pick out fresh ingredients for the week. We love to keep up with current events and follow politics, we enjoy listening to podcasts together in the car, or audio books at home while we cook or relax by the fire.
Our Love Story!
Ours is a classic modern love story. We met online six years ago and were quickly drawn to each other. We are both quick to laugh and share a goofy sense of humor. By our third date, when Emily surprised Patrick with a kayaking trip to the beach, we knew it was the real deal.
Some pseudo sort of competitive racing ensued, and the winner (who we’ll leave unnamed, to spare the loser’s pride), had soon won the rights to planning our next date. The rest, as they say, is history. Two years later, Patrick proposed at that very same spot on the beach. That summer, we were married at a beautiful farm in Rhode Island in front of our family and friends.
And that brings us to today. Happy in our careers and in love with our community, we settled down together. We both have family close by, so we see them often and have a built-in support system nearby. We are so lucky!
5 things we want to do with our child
A Little About Emily, by Patrick
Emily is a teacher and has summers and holidays off to spend with a child. She has boundless, positive energy and comes home every day excited about how one of her students has grown in reading or how she finally found that book that a reluctant reader fell in love with. She just got a big delivery of books for her classroom and she was giddy like a kid on Christmas morning. For days afterward she came home bragging about which student fell in love with which book. She’s worked at the same, incredibly diverse school for the last 9 years. We can’t wait for our future child to attend school there!
Along with a love for teaching comes a love of learning. Emily is always trying new things such as: pottery (a lot of our beautiful dishes are her creation!), gardening (tomatoes for everyone!), and cooking (she’s got a sixth sense about it!). Her love of teaching is what drew me to her on our first date. Her passion for it is somehow deeper and stronger now and her joy for learning is what keeps our relationship fresh. I know that our future child will be showered in that love of learning, reading, and teaching.
A Little About Patrick, by Emily
Patrick is truly my partner in life, and my other half. He has the best sense of humor and he makes everybody laugh. At Christmas, he and my cousins get in trouble for laughing too loud! One year, they even got shushed by the kids! He is also calm, dependable, and level-headed. Which makes sense. You have to be if you are an emergency room doctor! In any situation, he knows how to make it better. I can already see our future children running to him for a kiss and a hug when they get hurt. I know he will always be there to comfort them.
He has a fun, competitive spirit that I know will make him such a fun dad, too. On our honeymoon I went on a winning streak for days winning every game we played, and I still don’t let him live it down. He’ll be the dad that won’t let his kids win, but I’m already looking forward to the day when they finally beat him!
On top of that, Patrick has such a good heart. He is kind, and treats everyone with dignity and respect. He believes in equality and justice, and I know he will teach these values to our children.
We have a cozy, happy home that we love to spend time in, particularly in our family room which has lots of sunlight, a comfy couch and a cozy fireplace. We can’t wait to snuggle up on the couch with our little one to read books and have family time.
We are settled in a great community — We can walk to playgrounds, parks, and the farmer’s market. Weekend flea markets, art fairs, food festivals, and outdoor concerts are the norm around here. Our house was built in 1904, and has a great deal of character, charm, and history, but with modern updates and conveniences.
We live and work in a diverse community that we love. We can walk down the street to the local cafe, sit outside in the summer, and then head to the dog-friendly local bookstore with Neville. We love that many of our neighbors are bi-cultural and multi-racial families with children. We welcome a child of any racial or ethnic background, and know that our child will be surrounded by people that will embrace and celebrate them and our family. There is a supportive network of adoptive families where we live in our city. It is important to us that our child be connected to other adoptees, and know there are many ways a happy, loving family can look! Our child will be surrounded by people that will embrace and celebrate them and our family. There is a supportive network of adoptive families where we live in our city. It is important to us that our child be connected to other adoptees, and know there are many ways a happy, loving family can look!
We rescued Neville a year and a half ago through a Lab Rescue League. He’s a quirky, sweet little pup who stole our hearts the moment we met him. He has an adventurous spirit, and a n insatiable love for his ball! He loves to go on hikes through the woods or play fetch at the beach. He ’s gre at with all of the kids in our liv es and is around them often. He quickly learned to follow the kiddos to scoop up the scraps they leave behind!
Family vacations are an important tradition for us! Each winter Emily’s family travels to Lake Tahoe to visit her uncle who taught her how to ski and snowboard when she was little. Her brother lives in Salt Lake City and when we visit, he takes us camping in the desert, one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been! Every summer we go to Emily’s grandparents’ house on the coast of Maine to eat lobster, collect shells on the beach, and watch for shooting stars with friends and family. We can’t wait to share these fa mily traditions with our future child!
Patrick’s Family: Patrick’s parents are active grandparents, and can’t wait to help with childcare (lucky us!) and spoil our future child. Both of his siblings also live nearby. We have one niece and three nephews, all under the age of 6. They love one another more than anything, and we can’t
We get together for family birthday parties, BBQs in the backyard, and dinners. Sleepovers and movie nights at our house are our favorite. We build blanket forts and make popcorn, and in the summer we head to the beach the next day! We can’t wait to add another cousin into the mix!
Emily’s Family: Emily has aunts and uncles, her mom, and cousins nearby with lots of kids that make every holiday and family gathering fun. Emily is lucky enough to be “fairy Godmother” to one of our cousins! Each year for her goddaughter’s birthday, they plan a day-long adventure together. It usually includes painting pottery, riding horses, Neville playtime, and, of course, a brownie sundae!
We are very close to Emily’s brother and her family that live out West, so we travel frequently out to see family. We look forward to sharing our love for snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, and camping in the mountains with our future child, there is nothing like it!
Our Promise to You
Our home will be a place that is filled with love and laughter.
Our home will be a place where we love books and read bedtime stories every night.
Our home will be a place where we respect and value people of all races, cultures, and backgrounds.
Our home will be a place where we celebrate our child’s cultural identity and teach them to love who they are, and have a strong sense of self.
Our home will be a place where we ask questions and try new things!
Our home will be a place where we tell stories about you and celebrate your love for your child.
Our home will be a place where we dream together about how we hope the world can be, and how we can do our part to make it a better place.
Our home will be a place where you can trust that your child is safe, happy and loved.
We are so excited to be growing our family through open adoption. We would love to share photos and updates with you as your child grows, so that you can know that they are happy and thriving.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking time to learn about us, and for considering giving us the opportunity to become the parents we’ve always wanted to be!
We’ve spent much of our lives trying to prepare and feel ready to start a family and now we do! However, our struggles with infertility have meant that it hasn’t happened. We embrace adoption whole-heartedly. We can’t wait to welcome a child into our lives. We would be honored and grateful if you chose us to be the parents of your child.
Emily and Patrick
If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact THE ADOPTION ALLIANCE BY CALLING 1-800-626-4324.