A Letter from Gil & Mary
Thanks for taking a moment to learn about us. Throughout 10 years of marriage, we have been encouraging one another in our intellectual and creative interests and feathering our nest for a family. After experiencing pregnancy difficulties, our hearts turned to adoption and the many lives we know it has touched. Gil himself and Mary’s sister were both adopted, and we realized adoption was meant for us. We know that the patience, joy, and passion of our journey together will help us provide for your child and teach them how to be a confident and resilient adult.
We met at a friend’s Christmas party, singing carols around the piano. Both creative spirits, we fell in love brainstorming a plot for a screenplay. We treasure the time we spend together, whether it’s traveling, taking daily walks, playing tennis, cooking, swimming, or gardening. We like to be active.
We look forward to welcoming your child into our world of creativity, making arts and crafts together, and teaching something new at every turn. We value education, travel, and good food. We understand how important it is to have opportunities, so we promise to provide your child with every opportunity to explore and grow into their unique self.
Gil is a natural teacher who inspires confidence and independence. His abundant energy and infectious enthusiasm can turn otherwise dull moments into spontaneous and fun lessons for everyone around him. His eyes light up with laughter when he’s cooking and when he’s planning a weekend adventure. Gil loves history, archaeology, writing, and exploring nature. He most looks forward to taking our child on nature expeditions through our city’s many parks and around the globe. Gil is the type of person who can be counted on for advice and a helping hand, and I know he will be a wonderful father.
As a lifelong learner, Mary enjoys exploring the ins and outs of language, learning ukulele via YouTube, and taking embroidery and sewing lessons from a friend. When faced with tough questions, she dives into books and emerges with a treasure trove of information. Mary relaxes with crochet and knitting projects and I am proud to wear the sweater she designed! I know that she will be an amazing mother with patience and a calming energy. She looks forward to reading bedtime stories and sharing her passion for reading with our child.
We love our home! It is surrounded by trees, a fenced-in swimming pool, and a tennis court. We like to open the windows and listen to the birds. The bedroom next to ours will make a great nursery filled with the stuffed animals Mary crochets and knits. There are three parks with playgrounds nearby and plenty of green space for children to run and play. On Saturdays, we walk or bike to the library and spend the afternoon reading. During Wisconsin winters, we snowshoe or snuggle on the sofa watching the snowfall beyond the French doors in the warmth and glow of the fireplace. We look forward to sharing these moments and more with our child.
Your child will have an enormous support system that includes other adoptees, including Gil himself and Mary’s older sister. We both come from supportive families who are thrilled for us to grow our family through adoption. Our close friends feel like family too — a few have also adopted children who look forward to setting up playdates.
Sharing traditions is important to our family. We celebrate all the major holidays with our loved ones, deck the halls with homemade decorations, make birthdays extra special, and travel somewhere new each year. We are excited to make new traditions with our child as they grow.
We promise to cultivate curiosity and creativity, provide the best possible education, balance freedom with wisdom, and model skills for a harmonious and healthy life. We promise to provide your child with every opportunity to enjoy the fruits of life. We promise a quality education, a stable and nurturing home, a healthy lifestyle, and loving arms always ready to embrace as well as guide them toward a bright future. Our lifelong promise from us to you is to pave your child’s road toward a wonderful future with every opportunity to thrive. We would love to stay in touch with you through letters, photos, and visits.
Learn More About Gil & Mary
|Our Education||Master of Science||Bachelor of Arts|
|Our Professions||Psychotherapist||Research Administrator|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Gil & Mary's Favorites|
|Traditions||Christmas morning and making Christmas ornaments||Bedtime stories, singing on road trips, making Christmas ornaments|
|Hobbies||History, woodwork, archaeology, writing, travel, exploring nature||Poetry, travel, ukulele, knitting, crocheting, tennis|
|Artist||Rothko, Van Gogh||Klimt, Frida Kahlo|
|Musicians||Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Mozart, Chopin||Leonard Cohen, Hope Sandoval, Tchaikovsky, Bjork|
|Ice Cream Flavor||Vanilla with blueberries||Chocolate and Salted Caramel|
|Bible Quote||Then our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. — Psalm 126:2||Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. — James 1:17|
|Travel Destination||Anyplace with an ocean view||The salty breeze and relaxing waves of the ocean|
|More About Our Family|
|We live in the state of...|
Our neighborhood is full of families with young children and plenty of green spaces with bunnies and chipmunks. We are fortunate to live in a small city consistently ranked among the best places to live and raise a family. We are surrounded by numerous parks and lakes, culture and arts, and plenty of child-friendly events all year round. We live just minutes from some of the best medical facilities and educational institutions in the nation.
We love exploring the archaeology, architecture, and art of other places and cultures, close to home and across oceans. We look forward to experiencing the world through a child’s eyes. Together, we have enjoyed many adventures — watching a Mayan ballgame in Mexico, exploring ancient ruins in Israel, visiting castles and museums in Vienna, and relaxing at beaches throughout the globe. We are excited to share our wanderlust with your child!
|Holidays and Traditions|
We love celebrating holidays, whether with friends and family or just us. We create handmade gifts, valentines, and ornaments throughout the year. Mary roasts the Thanksgiving turkey and tweaks her mother’s stuffing recipe. Extended family brings pies, salad, and hugs. At Christmas, we buy gifts for needy families on an angel tree and give back to those dear to us.
|Education and Career|
Mary studied creative writing and psychology in college. She later earned a degree in biotechnology. Blending her love of science and the arts, she has made a career in research administration. Mary enjoys helping doctors discover new knowledge and turn their ideas into reality. She also volunteers for a professional organization. Gil majored in Business and English and went to grad school for Clinical Social Work. He works as a licensed psychotherapist at a primary care clinic alongside family medicine doctors. He treats patients with mental health and addiction challenges. Our careers afford us all our family may want or need. We have great benefits and have already begun a college fund.
We champion harmony, health, positivity, and making a difference in the world. From wholesome nutrition to spiritual and philosophical conversation, we watch what we take inside ourselves. Mary experiments with healthy recipes, turning our kitchen into a wonderland of spices and edible goodness. We look forward to teaching our child how to grow veggies in our garden, transform them into a yummy meal, and enjoy the good life.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, Caucasian/Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, photos, and visits. If you wish to have little contact, we will respect it.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to becoming lifetime parents and sharing our lives with your child! It's our lifelong promise to provide a stable and nurturing home filled with love and laughter and every opportunity for your child to thrive. We look forward to speaking with you.