Internal Auditor / Office Manager
We thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about our family. We know that this is a monumental choice for you and want to reassure you that, though we could never understand how truly hard this decision must be, we hope it is easier knowing that your child will be loved and taken care of by a family who has dreamed of this gift for so long. We promise that they will be raised in a home full of love, understanding, strong family and friends, and plentiful opportunities to grow as we all will together.
Donnie and Scott
From that first date we knew that this was something we wanted to do. Having been through the process once already with our daughter Edie, I can say whole heartedly that our adoption story has changed us in ways we never imagined. Our family has grown not just by one, but by 3. Edie’s birth parents are now a part of our family. The gift they gave us means absolutely everything to us. We look forward to growing our family even more.
We bought our house in early 2015 and knew it was perfect for us. Plenty of bedrooms for not only children, but for our favorite thing, hosting holidays! We are the ones that family turns to to host all sorts of dinners and events and we couldn’t be happier. With Donnie in the kitchen and Scott playing the perfect host we show our best teamwork when we are under the wire; hosting a big family dinner.
We couldn’t imagine a life, separate or together, without family and friends. Between both of our families, we see and/or talk to our families every day whether it be through messaging, FaceTime or in person. We take the time to talk through our weeks and help to solve problems that arise as well as reminiscing about memories and planning to make many more! As for our friends, they are our family. We have friends from first grade that we still keep in contact with on a weekly basis as well as new friends we have made as a couple over the years through all different means. Between friends and family, we gather at home or at outings all around the city. Everyone is as excited as we are to add another kiddo to the family and they cheer us on with love, and support.
A LITTLE ABOUT DONNIE, BY SCOTT
I’ve never met someone that understands and accepts me for me until Donnie. During life’s most relaxing, easiest moments or the stressful chaos that inevitably happens, he has a way of always staying even keel and keeping a pleasant medium. Donnie loves to entertain, he loves to cook, and is always quick to throw together a dinner party at a moment’s notice. He also loves to read and is in two book clubs. I am very close with my own family and Donnie has one large, exciting family that made me realize how differently families interact. His parents have become my parents and his siblings are two of the sweetest people I know. Donnie is the calm and collected parent. He is the one Edie turns to when she needs a good cuddle or someone to run through the playground with her and go down all the slides. He works from home and gets to take her on adventures almost everyday, to the park, the library, anywhere to get her little mind working and explore.
A LITTLE ABOUT SCOTT, BY DONNIE
One of the things that has always amazed me about Scott is his ability to make anyone he meets feel special. I often look at him as he is holding up the line at the grocery store, conversing with the cashier and making her smile and think, man I love this guy. He truly is the kindest person I know. I think that is the first thing people notice about him other than his beautiful smile. When we started dating, the thing that made it so easy was Scott’s ability to talk about anything and everything. I tend to be more of a listener than a talker so it made things run smoothly. Scott loves to work with his hands. Whether it’s in our yard planting vegetables and flowers, or working on his beautiful stained glass work. He is always planning the next big house project. Scott grew up in Jamestown NY with his Mom and two older sisters and let me tell you, I have never met a family that can be so far apart geographically but so close where it matters. They talk every day and I know they all can’t wait for the next addition to our family. I love seeing Scott playing with our daughter Edie, He’s the one who is quick to get down on the floor with her, and play make believe. He loves to talk and learn with her and I hope that our children will inherit his easy conversation skills, his incredible patience, and his kindness.
Having met almost ten years ago, it seems like just yesterday but feels as if we’ve known one another forever. We met in early summer of 2014, moved in together after 4 months and were engaged after 8 months! As we like to say, “When you know, you know.” After that, things slowed down a bit and we were married in May of 2017. Every fantastic moment of ours, our first date, moving in together, buying a house all happened on a rainy day and our wedding day was no different. Luckily the skies cleared up and we had a wonderful day in a beautiful park surrounded by friends and family.
When we started dating Donnie brought up his deep desire to be a dad. Scott thought it was a little early to talk about kids on the first date but he was totally on board. Since then, it has been an ongoing discussion of trying to find the right time to start this adoption journey. We finally decided now is the right time and we couldn’t be more excited!
I want you to be happy above all else. Knowing that you have the love and support of your family, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
We are big advocates for open adoption as we have one with our daughter Edie and her birth parents. We send them updates every week, sometimes more often. That being said, we have always said we will take their lead on when and how they want to keep in touch. We know this is an incredibly hard decision and can be very painful. We promise to keep you updated on our lives in whatever manner you choose.