We met in March 2005 after an initial connection online and a six-hour first date that included three cappuccinos at a local cafe, before heading out to enjoy more conversation over dinner and dessert. We share many similar interests; we love to travel and enjoy swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. We were married at our home in the suburbs, sharing the experience with family and friends in a beautiful ocean side ceremony.
When we discovered we could not grow our family biologically, we happily turned to adoption as our path to starting a family and sharing our love and joy for life with a child.
That hope became a reality in 2012, when we were blessed to be at the birth of our son Valen. Since then, we have enjoyed an open adoption with Valen’s birthmother, sharing stories and photos as he has grown into a wonderful little boy and future BIG brother!