S: daniel & sabrina
BC: We are excited about what is in store for us as a family. We cannot imagine how difficult this decision must be for you to make, but we know that it is a decision you are making out of love for your child. We would love to hear from you and even meet you in person if you would like that opportunity. Sincerely, ~Dan & Sabrina
FC: daniel, sabrina & ashton
1: Dear Birthparent, We are so grateful you are taking the time to read our profile and to get to know us. We do not know your situation, but we can only imagine that considering adoptive parents for your child is a difficult decision. It must take a great deal of courage and love for you to make this choice. Although adoption was something we had always talked about, it became a very easy decision after a complicated birth with our son. Ultimately, we want what is best for you and your child, and we would be thrilled and honored to invest our lives in him or her.
2: 2000: We meet. | 2004: We get married! | 2007: We have our son | our story | We met during a night out in Seattle! It was one of those least expected moments that we found each other. We began dating almost immediately. We loved exploring Seattle, going out to eat and watching movies. While dating, Daniel decided to go back to school and worked hard to become an audio engineer. I was already working in occupational therapy. We had a small wedding with family and friends and our life has been wonderful ever since. | 2005: We buy our first home
3: 2008: We move into our dream home. | After married life settled, we decided to try for a child. We got pregnant and we, as well as our whole family, were ecstatic! Ashton has been an absolute blessing to our family. He was born prematurely and has been the strongest and most amazing little boy! He makes us laugh every day and we have truly enjoyed watching him grow. We are so excited to meet the new member of our family! | 2013: We're ready to adopt!
4: Daniel is my friend, my techie, my Mr. Fix-it and my biggest fan. He is a wonderful husband and father and loves to spend time playing with our son. Daniel is a hard worker and enjoys his job as an audio visual supervisor at a local casino. While he is a hard worker he also does a great job managing his work and family time. Daniel is a great helper around the house. Not only does he make sure everything is up and functioning, he also helps with the housework and with making our house feel like a home. | daniel by sabrina | Holding Ashton for the first time
5: Dan loves music. I often find him in his office teaching our son all about his audio gear. They love to listen to music together and their newest passion is mixing music while Ashton pretends he's a dj. Dan is an incredible father. He adores Ashton and is very involved in caring for every aspect of his life. | Building in the backyard | At the aquarium in Boston
6: There is no one I would rather be with than my wife, my soul mate and best friend. To spend time with her and Ashton is invaluable to me. I love the fact that we share the same values and passions in life. Sabrina is the most dedicated, compassionate and loving person I have ever met. We make a great team and I could not imagine life without her. Sabrina is a creative and crafty mother who loves to spend time playing, learning, crafting and baking with Ashton. Her passion for family and kids carries over to her work as a pediatric occupational therapist, where patience, love and compassion are key. She is intelligent and kind, yet goal oriented and organized. Every year Sabrina leads a family and friends team dedicated to raising awareness for the March of Dimes. She volunteers her time to speak and help others for this cause. | sabrina by daniel | Highschool friends
7: reading for Ashton and his friends | As we continue to grow our family, I cannot imagine a better mother than Sabrina, and I look forward to everything she continues to teach me about being an even better dad. | Sabrina's dad and sister | Sabrina's mom and sister | beach time
8: ashton | Ashton is our miracle child! He was born 3 months premature, weighing only 1 pound 9 ounces. While he was a very strong preemie for a baby that small, he had a lot of fighting to do to help his body grow and develop. He was in the hospital for 67 days before he could come home. Since he has been home, we have had nothing but a wonderful, happy 5 years with him!
9: Ashton has a very sweet and humorous personality. He loves telling jokes, reading books and listening to music. Ashton is very social and loves to be around other kids and people. We anticipate Ashton to be a very kind, helpful and gentle big brother. He cannot wait to meet his new sibling!
10: get to know sabrina a little better... 1. Sabrina is 35 years old and is 5'11" tall. 2. Sabrina loves to do arts and crafts, anything from sewing to making cards. 3. Sabrina received her Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy. She enjoys her work with children ages 3-21 in a local school district. 4. Sabrina grew up in a very small town north of Seattle but enjoys a mix of the bigger city life. 5. Sabrina enjoys spending time with her family and speaks to her parents every day.
11: get to know daniel a little better... 1. Daniel is 40 years old and is 6'4" tall. 2. Daniel is into producing audio and making music. 3. Daniel has his Associates of Applied Arts in Audio Production. He enjoys his work at a local casino. 4. Daniel grew up in a big city South of Seattle, but left home at age 18 to join the Marines. 5. Daniel enjoys traveling, camping and spending time with family and friends.
12: We have both been blessed to grow up in homes with loving and supportive parents who always wanted the very best for us. Our parents have taught us the value of a positive work ethic and responsibility. They are extremely supportive of our choice to adopt and can't wait for the newest addition to the family. Daniel is the youngest in his family with one sister and one brother, who are both 10 years older than Daniel. They live about 2 hours from us and we typically get together for holidays throughout the year. His mother is from France and his father is from Belgium and they love to share their culture with us and have been teaching our son French. | family
13: Sabrina’s parents live 30 minutes from us. She has a sister, Nicole who is 2 years younger and is married and lives in Massachusetts. We see them 2-3 times a year but talk by phone much more frequent. Sabrina's family loves to get together and travel together. We value family traditions and we love to find new ways to laugh and have fun. She also has a large extended family (25 and growing) and we get everyone together for major holidays.
14: our friends are some of our biggest supporters in life. They have become like family over the years. | Our friends and family supporting us in the March for Babies walk | Ashton's best buds | Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
15: Sabrina's senior year in high school her family had an exchange student from London, named Jen. Since then she became part of their family (we call her our sister) and remain very close to this day. Jen married Mark in 2005 in England where Sabrina and her sister were bridesmaids. Jen was also a bridesmaid in Sabrina and her sister Nicole's wedding. We see them every few years and hope to get back to England in the next year or two. | family across the world | Mark and Jen
16: Our house is within a nice, reputable neighborhood. We are within walking distance to an elementary school and 2 play areas. Our home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a movie room and a spacious downstairs with an open floor plan to our living room, kitchen, dining room, office and formal living room. We love our home! | home sweet home
17: Dan takes care of the lawn, and Sabrina and Ashton love to work in the back yard garden. When the weather is warm, we spend a lot of time outdoors playing, grilling and entertaining.
18: Ashton's bedroom: We have such special memories in his room. Ashton loves to perform on his stage and play cars under his bed. | Our living room: We spend time in this space everyday. We're in here every morning watching cartoons, playing and reading books.
19: The kitchen: This is where our entertaining typically takes place. Ashton loves to help us cook here. | Our play room: This is the fun room. We spend a lot of time in here playing together!
20: Sammy has been a part of our family for 9 years. He is a shih-tzu and weighs 20 pounds. He loves to be around children and will do anything for a treat. Sammy and Ashton have had a great relationship and love to play chase together. | sammy
21: we love traveling From road trips to long plane rides, traveling is a favorite hobby. | London | Leavenworth, WA | Disneyland | Hawaii | Camping with friends | Road trip to see Yo Gabba Gabba
22: Ashton "graduating" from toddler group | Ugly Christmas Sweater Party | First Boat Ride | precious
23: Fun day visiting family, pregnant with Ashton | Sesame Street Live | Excited to mow the new lawn | memories