Sean & Loriprofile id #27961
Sean & Lori
are hopeful adoptive parents from Washington waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
We're a family of three: Lori, Sean, and Sean's son, Lachlan who is five. Lachlan lives with us part-time and part-time with his Mom, who lives nearby in Seattle. We live in West Seattle, Washington, and our life is pretty joyful—we do a lot of laughing, loving, playing, cooking, eating, hanging with family and friends, reading, music, and more playing. We’ve got lots of energy in our house. Every week is different, and we love adventures, and discovering new things. But right now we want nothing more than to grow our family, and we would like to do it through adoption.
We tried to get pregnant, and it has not worked out for us. But in our hearts we know there is a child out there who we can love, grow with and learn from.. and we cannot wait to meet them. Sean coming from a big family and Lori, through her experiences as a camp counselor and coach, have always dreamed of a home filled with kids. And we are so, so excited to raise our children and grow our family with Lachlan.
Sean and I met on a blind date. It was love at first kiss. I know, I know: that sounds ridiculous. but it's true. There is a lot of love between us. a lot of love for Lachlan, and we still have a lot left over.
We love to do stuff-- a lot of stuff. We
both love to travel—you’ll see that in our photo album. We both love to cook
and we both love eating. We all love music--music
plays a big part of our lives, from
watching, listening to DANCING, lotta
dancin' at our house. We like to embrace life, and food and music are two ways in which we do it. We love to build
things (blocks, sandcastles, legos, forts). We like to be active—where we live offers us the ability to get out in to one of the most beautiful areas of the country. We have
campouts in the backyard with neighbors and friends and we toast marshmallows every chance we get. S’mores are a big treat in our family. We love to get in the car and take road trips, we love to read books to each other (we always have at least a few chapter books going), we love going to the park—which is only 2 short blocks behind our house, and we love to hang with family.
In the midst of all that we take time to be with each other, really be with each other. We try to live everyday simply according to our heart and our dreams. And what brings us to you is our dream of having a child to love and a little brother or sister to bring into our family. We know there is a child out there somewhere who is meant to be a part of our family. It is easily the most important focus in our lives.
Us about Us
Some thoughts from Sean
Hi, Im Sean. As one of 12 kids I’ve been surrounded by family and children my entire life. My first niece was born when I was 9 and 31 years later I have 42 nieces and nephews. By the age of 12 I was well versed in changing diapers and continued to learn how to care for kids by working at my mother’s day care center during college. I've always dreamed of having several children and a house full of the sounds of life, kids--laughing , crying, singing, playing.
I worked full time through college, working during the day and taking classes at night. It taught me some valuable life lessons—about working to realize your dreams, that you can do anything if you believe in yourself—lessons I hope to teach my son and our future children. Long working hours during my 20’s in commercial real estate—still my current profession-- have paid off providing me financial independence and a flexible schedule which allows me to have both quality and quantity time with my family.
Lori is truly a gift from the heavens; her vivacious energy, lust for life, passion for friendships make everyone she meets feel extraordinary. My life is all about enjoying the little moments, and the special moments with my family, everything from books in bed to school drop off. Lachlan has been such a wonderful blessing to me, Lori is a blessing to us and together we want him to experience the connection one only has with a sibling.
Some thoughts from Lori
Hi! I am
the youngest of three: two sisters, older, who I talk to or text with almost daily. Bonnie and Nancy. Its’ safe to say they are more than a little excited for a new niece or nephew; their support is
overwhelming. The close relationship and
love I have with my sisters is one of the reasons I want to provide a sister or brother to Lachlan.
We were raised in the midwest, with sports and a lot of corn. I basically played on anything that had a team and a ball. I
played basketball in high school and college and still coach all ages whenever I can. I love sports not just for sports’ sake—I learned many valuable lessons playing sports—both as part of a team as well as an individual. Education has played an important role in my life, too. My parents were both educators and I fell in love with books as soon as I could read.
After receiving my Masters of architecture I practiced as registered architect for 15 years as a designer. About 6 years ago I followed my heart and transitioned into real estate development: I knew at some point I would need the financial independence and want the flexibility to raise a child. It has worked out wonderfully for me and now have my own business so I can choose what and when I work.
I waited a long time to meet Mr. Right, and do not regret it. Sean is my rock, an amazing dad, and I love him with all of my heart.
Life is full of so many decisions—many of them easy to regret, but I honestly believe if you follow your heart you will be where you are supposed to be. Sometimes I wonder if I should have settled early to have a child, but when I see Sean and Lachlan, I know something greater has brought us together. I believe in my heart I will feel the same about our adopted child.
I remember being in 6th grade, at recess, in a group of girls and telling them all I was going to adopt. I was 12. For some reason I feel its always been my destiny.
There is our life in a few short sections. If you've made it this far, we hope you will consider contacting us--we would love to hear from you.
There's more we would like to share with you, our hopes and dreams, and we're up for sharing any and all of it with you. We hope you consider us. Please know you can count on your child becoming the most important thing in our lives and loved by the best big brother ever.
Till then, please take a look at our photo album. We don't have the best words but we do have a lot of pictures... because, well, they say a picture is worth 1000 words, and there's just not enough paper left in this world to try and let you know how excited we are to embrace your child into our family...
Wishing you a lifetime of peace and happiness—you deserve it all. Sincerely, and respectfully,
Lori and Sean. and Lachlan. :)