Real Estate Development Manager / National Sales Director
Hello! Our names are Adam and Samantha, but friends call me Sam. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We know that if you are reading this you have a very serious decision to make. We are incredibly grateful to be considered as adoptive parents for your child. Adam and I are beyond excited to start a family and to explore the possibility of being on this journey with you.
We love children and have always hoped to be parents. Your selfless act of pursuing an adoption plan for a couple who is not able to have children on their own is incredibly brave. We feel strongly that anyone who would consider adoption for their child must be a strong, loving, and selfless person.
We want you to know that should you choose us to adopt your child we will make sure that they know how courageous and brave you are. Your child will be loved and cared for, their education and passions will be supported, and they will always have a place to call home. Please know that we will only speak of you with love and respect; and that we promise to remind your child of your love, strength, and courage in making such a selfless decision.
As you look through and learn about us, we hope you will see how much we would love to be parents who make a child the center of our lives and give them an opportunity to thrive in life. We promise you: we will love your child unconditionally and completely, making sure their life is full of love and affection both at home and from our welcoming and warm family and friends. We will provide excellent medical care, teach respect for different cultures by being good role models, instill strong values on education, serve nutritious home-cooked meals, enjoy warm conversations, laughter, bedtime stories, lots of playtime, and so many opportunities.
We’ve always wanted to be parents, and when we had fertility issues, we chose to try to grow our family through adoption instead of try fertility treatments. Adoption was an obvious choice for us, given that Sam’s family is familiar with adoption. Sam has 3 adopted cousins, one of which is also trying to adopt a child himself! We have friends across the country with adopted children of all ages, including three families nearby we are close with, so we know our child will have a network of people to relate to.
We are ready to be parents together:
Now is a great time for us to become parents together. With two successful and stable careers, we are fortunate we can both be very involved in raising a child. Adam has a very successful career in real estate development management, and I am a consultant in the food industry, specializing in cheese. The best part of our careers is the flexibility we have.
We live in a gorgeous suburb of San Francisco in sunny California, in a safe neighborhood with big trees, parks and playgrounds. Some of our favorite activities are hiking in local parks, picnicking with friends, seeing live music, and playing dominoes! There are wonderful schools and tons of kids here. This is a great place to raise a family.
Our Neighborhood is great for children. Our neighbors are welcoming, with events every season for kids. In fall we have a Halloween Parade with a costume competition! During Christmas, our neighborhood is full of Christmas lights and it’s magical! We have friends and families of different cultures and backgrounds, who invite us to share in their cultural festivities. We’ve created a strong group of friends and neighbors who we consider family, who we celebrate holidays, birthdays, and special events with. Our friends’ children call us “Aunt Sam” and “Uncle Adam.”
Three families in our close circle of friends have adopted children, so your child will have other adopted children to bond with. Leslie and Matt adopted Desmond, Glenn and Alyssa adopted Winter, and Nikki adopted Zeus.
We are close to all our friends’ children, taking them to museums and playgrounds, and babysitting when our friends go for a night out. The last time we watched our friend’s children, we did a scavenger hunt together, taught the kids how to make fresh popcorn on the stove, and then watched The Lion King. We all had a blast!
Why Family is Important:
We want to bring a child into our family to share our love of life and learning. We have always wanted to grow our family with a child, and will provide a loving, stable home where our child will be able to express themselves freely and feel safe to be whoever they want to be. We know that the same love and respect that we feel for each other will help to confidently raise and love a child as they navigate the world. We both come from supportive families who taught us to be true to ourselves, be kind to others, and ask questions about the world. We can’t wait to pass these lessons to our child.
People describe me as a nurturing caretaker, invested in friends and family. I am dedicated and loyal, responsible, inclusive, open-minded, and fun!
I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I grew up in New York with my parents, Susan and Ken, sister, Liz, and family dog and cat. Adam and I are close with my family, who have been a great support network. They can’t wait for us to become parents together, are supportive of our decision to adopt, and excited to welcome your baby with loving, open arms. They are rooting for us and truly believe we will make excellent parents.
As a kid I liked to bike ride with my dad and was a very good soccer player! My favorite time of year growing up was summertime when I went to camp in the mountains. At summer camp I discovered my love for singing and for the outdoors. I was raised to be close with my cousins, spending most holidays together in a big group. I have always been encouraged to travel and to experience other people's' cultures and traditions.
I love babies and children. If there is a baby in the room, I’m cradling the baby. If there is a child in the room, I’m down on the floor making up games. I love my relationship with our 8-year-old nephew, Asher. On our most recent trip to see him, Asher and I did a ropes course and went down a zip line together! We have similar personalities and do a lot of laughing and singing when we’re together. To help Asher with his reading, we read books together over video chat. We talk on the phone at least once a week.
I like to garden, and I grow all sorts of vegetables year-round. Last year I grew a gigantic broccoli and had a terrific crop of green beans and tomatoes this summer. I’ve turned our backyard into a veggie patch!
In addition to gardening, I enjoy cooking and hosting gatherings with lots of food and friends. One of my favorite meals to cook is Spaghetti and Meatballs, using a secret recipe from my brother-in-law, Tony, a chef.
I love to sing and record children’s songs for friends and family. Our infant niece, June, giggles with delight when I sing Mr. Golden Sun and The Itsy-Bitsy Spider. I love to sing and fill our home with song each day.
I work in the food industry as a cheese expert and sales professional, spreading the joy of good food with others. I’ve traveled all over the United States and Europe to learn more about the origins of cheese, and once made Swiss cheese on top of a Swiss Alp!
Adam loves kids! He’s an unofficial Uncle to many of our friends’ children and he can’t wait to be the most doting dad. His first job after college was tutoring K-12 kids and he’s excited to be able to help this child someday.
Adam was a teenager when his younger brother, Jordan, was born, and he loved to spend time with him as he grew up. Some of their favorite times were playing pretend and making Legos together. Adam loves being a favorite uncle to our nephew Asher. We visit each other a few times a year and talk on the phone every week.
Adam is easygoing, approachable, and loves spending time with friends and family. He enjoys solving complex problems and collaborating with others. He is dutiful, a hard worker, and has a strong sense of ethics and morals.
Adam is a huge sports fan (Go Dodgers!) and has lots of hobbies including woodworking, playing guitar and piano, traveling, hiking, reading, and watching movies. Adam recently discovered his love of baking and makes great sourdough bread and even better bagels! He loves math and science, studied civil engineering engineering at UCLA and earned his Masters from Columbia University. He now builds buildings for a living! He works as a real estate development manager for a large technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We met in San Francisco, 7 years ago, and since our first date, we’ve been inseparable. Adam loved my sense of humor, and I loved Adam’s kind, easy going nature. As we grew to know each other, we fell in love and knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We make a good team. We are respectful, nurturing, and supportive of one another. We laugh together a lot.
Adam and I have many of the same interests and grew closer to each other through our love of music, art, food, and the outdoors. We are both sports fans and one of our first dates was to a baseball game! We rescued a small dog, Bodie, in 2015. He’s a friendly, gentle dog who is great with children. We love going on hikes and to the beach together.
Be yourself, express yourself, and don’t be afraid to try new things - we will always be here to support you and love you unconditionally.
Trying and practicing hone expertise- don’t focus on immediate gratification - enjoy the journey to the goal.
You can count on us for anything with everything - there is nothing you can do that would damage our unconditional love.
We’re hoping for an open adoption, as we see open adoption as an opportunity for our child to experience more love overall.
We feel it very important for an adopted child to know the story of their family history, and have a connection with their birth family if the birth family wishes to have one.
We are willing to remain open about the frequency and type of contact as our relationship and the child, and we are happy to help nurture and celebrate all healthy birth family relationships.