Our love story began when we met in college and found our best friend, most honest critic, and greatest support system in each other. Our love for travel, education, music, and sports not only brought us together but has helped us enjoy life together. We have been happily married since 2009.
We have never viewed adoption as a “second choice” to having children biologically. We were blessed to become parents through the Miracle of adoption and IVF and love our daughters the same and just as much. Our hearts’ desire is to welcome a fourth child to our family. Adoption is discussed openly in our home and Samantha is proud of her adoption story and enjoys sharing this fact with others. Samantha’s birth mom, Kim, is freely talked about in our home with love and admiration.
Your child will be loved and nurtured by a mom who has a warm heart and a knack for taking care of others. Being a mother has been the most fulfilling experience to Tara and is her greatest accomplishment. In Jeff, your child will have a father who is devoted to his wife and children. He’s also passionate about his sports teams, especially The University of Notre Dame! He and Tara are equally excited to welcome either a boy or girl into their family.
Your child will also have three amazing and loving sisters to welcome him/her into our family. There is Samantha who loves learning about space, and we hope she one day reaches her goal of traveling to the moon. Gwendolyn’s ideal day would be full of arts and crafts and probably eating watermelon. Gwendolyn and Samantha are only seven months apart and are truly each other’s best friends. The youngest is Josephine who has been such a joyful addition to our family. She is happiest playing with her sisters, though also fiercely independent.
We are very close with our families and have the support and love of four grandparents, more than a few aunts and uncles, and seven cousins in our extended family, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby. We also have a tight-knit group of friends who hold us up through prayer and support that we will be blessed with a child soon.
You face a difficult decision, and we would be honored to welcome your precious baby into our family and fulfill the dreams you hold close to your heart for your child.
You are in our prayers,
Tara and Jeff