Tom & Heather
Hello, we are Tom and Heather. Welcome to our profile! We are very excited to begin to grow our family through the gift of adoption and appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us. We think what you are choosing to do is selfless and admirable, and wish you peace and comfort with this difficult decision.
When we first met in 2008 on a social networking site, neither of us expected more than a friendship. What happened next was a surprise to us both – we became inseparable! After dating for nearly two years, Tom proposed on Heather’s birthday and we were married in a wonderful farm wedding in 2011.
It has always been our desire to adopt a child. Prior to getting married, we discussed our future family and shared the same wish to have biological children and also adopt. After unsuccessfully trying to have children on our own, we can’t wait to start our family through adoption.
Heather grew up in a very close-knit family with a brother and sister. She had an amazing childhood, raised by parents who provided a true example of a strong marriage. They’ve been married over 45 years! Heather has a large extended family with many aunts, uncles and cousins who are very involved in our lives.
It has been an experience for Tom to get to know Heather’s large family! He was adopted at two weeks of age and was an only child. Though his folks grew apart, their love and devotion to him never wavered. His small family circle was enlarged over 25 years ago when his Dad married his step-mom Melanie and he also gained a step-brother!
We have close relationships with our parents, siblings, three nephews and niece, and our extended families. We enjoy spending time and traveling with them. Holidays are very important to all of us and we always spend those special days together. Our families and friends are thrilled we want to adopt and are anxiously awaiting an addition to our family.
We share our home with our two fur babies – our kittens Leo and Lou. We say they’re “cat-dogs” because they are very loving, outgoing and affectionate with anyone they meet, much like a dog.
While we value our time relaxing at home, we also like to be on the go. We enjoy visiting local farmers’ markets then coming home and cooking big meals. We also love to hike, take day trips, check out the latest restaurants, visit flea markets, go to museums and spend time with family and friends. We both have a tremendous love for travel and plan a couple big trips and a few smaller ones each year. We look forward to sharing that excitement with a child.
Tom is an amazing photographer and is lucky to make a living pursuing his passion. He donates his photography skills to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, an organization near and dear to his heart as he was a “Little” when he was young. Because of his interest in photography, he also likes to shoot in his spare time and can’t wait to take pictures of our little one. He also looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm for football, baseball and fishing.
Heather works in marketing communications and has a passion for health and wellness. She serves as our household’s head chef and volunteers with an area food bank. She is also an avid reader and still has her childhood book collection, which she can’t wait to share with our children. Heather has always dreamed of having a family and plans to work part-time once we do.
Our Message to You
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us through this snapshot of our lives. We cannot begin to imagine the decision you have before you. If we should be so lucky as to have you choose us to parent your child, we promise to:
• Give never-ending love, guidance and support.
• Provide a safe, happy, healthy and fun home.
• Offer first-hand knowledge and support about being an adoptee.
• Provide an excellent education and many learning opportunities.
• Teach your child to be respectful, considerate and kind.
• Show your child the world and expose them to many cultures.
• Share the joy in helping those who don’t have the same opportunities.
• Offer experiences in the great outdoors.
• Expose your child to the arts and give them opportunities to participate.
• Tell your child your story in a positive and loving way.
• Uphold our agreement with you regarding the level of openness.
All our best,
Tom and Heather
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