Nicole & Adam’s Adoption Journey

Adoption is a journey. In these features, we give hopeful adoptive families the space to share what they’ve learned, what they’ve struggled with, and what keeps them going. We’re so happy to introduce you to Nicole & Adam.

Tell us about yourself and how you made your way to PairTree?

A warm welcome to you. We are Nicole and Adam. In short, we live on a sustainable homestead in the Pacific Northwest on a 3rd generation family farm. Our home is a good balance between calm energy and hard work. People comment on our relationship by saying we are “so comfortable together”. We have a whole lifetime of love, nurturing and legacy to give children.

*We are interested in adopting children under the age of 5, sibling groups and infant adoption. No preference on gender or ethnicity. We are willing to cover medical costs and travel if needed. We are also open to a range of open to closed adoptions. In addition to our PairTree profile, we also have a blog with more in depth information

Best of luck to you on your journey and thank you for checking us out!

Lots of rainbows around our house. 😉

What has surprised you about this process – good and/or bad?

It is really tough to wait. We are ready for a family and know there is a match out there for us.

Our dogs, Keely and Bailey (they LOVE kids).

What do you think is misunderstood about adoption?

It is really startling how legally complex adoption can be. It has been a learning experience but we now have a great lawyer and agent who advocates for both the expectant mom and adoptive parents. That is very important.

These are some of our recent chicks and ducks we raised. We have since bought an incubator to hatch our own chicks in the future!

Who are your biggest supporters? Who can you always turn to?

We have a wonderful network of friends and family. Nicole’s mom, Adam’s mom and brother have been our biggest family supports over the last couple years. We talk to them frequently and they are quick to lend a hand, friendly advice or a listening ear when needed. We have several friends who also offer incredible support. We are blessed.

The fall harvest. We have a HUGE garden and love to grow our own food.

Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.” -Amalia G.-

How often do you cry? (Seriously…)

Lately… a lot. At least a few times a week. The state of the world is heart breaking and I feel helpless. Every time I cry and my mind is cleared, I feel resolve in the fact we live in a sustainable place that can withstand many hardships. I just wish we could help more people.

What you are most proud of – so far – in this process?

This process has strengthened our relationship even more.

What scares you the most about this process — and why?

Not being chosen. We feel like we can offer a child/ren an incredible life with many opportunities they might not have otherwise. We are so full of love and are scared we won’t have the chance to live out our dream of having a family.

If you had a magic wand, what would you like to change most about this process?

We would get rid of the scammers. They make things so much harder.

Click here to learn more about Nicole & Adam. They’d love to hear from you!

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