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Pauline & Dan

Pauline & Dan


Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian

Dear Birthmother,

Dear Expectant Mother,

We believe considering an adoption plan is the greatest act of love and selflessness a mother can do, and it takes incredible courage and strength. It takes such bravery to make a difficult decision, and we have such respect and admiration for you. Please know you and your baby would be cherished and deeply loved by us. Our daughter is adopted, and we’re eternally grateful to her mom and dad. She is our world, and we hope to extend our love to your baby as well.


About Us

We both have pretty outgoing personalities and a large group of friends. Many of our friends have young kids, making spending time together fun. We are thankful to work from home and are able to spend lots of time with our daughter, Addison. Every day we take her to the local playground, on bike rides, or to various park district activities. Pauline still likes to get out and run, while Dan ends up on the golf course in his free time. We take a few family vacations throughout the year, usually to at least one tropical location as we like the beach and sunshine.


Our Home

We live in the suburbs of Chicago with our daughter, Addison, and two dogs. We are close to playgrounds and a new community pool, and we can walk to the elementary, middle, and high schools. Our house is in a cul-de-sac, and we’re lucky to have nice neighbors. Our neighborhood does an annual Easter egg hunt spanning three yards and around 50 kids. It’s a very family-friendly area with parks, bike trails, and nature preserves as well as restaurants and kids activities. Addison especially loves the Urban Air Adventure. She loves babies, and her teacher describes her as nurturing. She’s excited to be a big sister!

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Our Extended Family

Dan has a brother and mom (his dad passed a few years ago), an aunt, and an uncle. The family all lives nearby. We regularly get together for birthdays, family dinners, and holidays. Pauline’s parents and aunt live nearby too. Both sides of the family get along, and usually everyone is together. Pauline has a brother as well. He is married and has two daughters who live in Colorado. We visit each other regularly, so all the kids are close. Pauline also has extended family in Canada and California. We visit each other often enough to remain close.


What Led Us To Adoption

We absolutely love our daughter, Addison. Adopting her has totally changed our lives for the better, and we could not be happier. We really want to grow our family and also have a sibling for Addison. We both have brothers, and we cherish the relationships, especially as adults.

Facts About Pauline

  • Occupation: Technology consulting
  • Religion: Christian - Non-denominational
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Favorite Hobby: Running, gardening, travel
  • Favorite Movie: The Shawshank Redemption, anything Pixar
  • Favorite Sport: Ice skating
  • Favorite Music Group: Beyoncé
  • Favorite TV Show: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Favorite Book: Devil in the White City
  • Favorite Subject in School: English/literature

Facts About Dan

  • Occupation: Software sales
  • Religion: Agnostic
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Favorite Hobby: Golf, travel, work out
  • Favorite Movie: The Godfather, National Lampoon’s Vacation
  • Favorite Sport: Golf, basketball
  • Favorite Music Group: Chris Stapleton
  • Favorite TV Show: The Office, Breaking Bad
  • Favorite Book: Lone Survivor
  • Favorite Subject in School: Science

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