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Colleen & Adam

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Colleen

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Age 32
Gender Female
Status

Religion Catholicism

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Educational tech coach

Zodiac Sign Libra

Political Affiliation Very Liberal

Adam

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Age 32
Gender Male
Status

Religion Judaism

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Mortgage specialist

Zodiac Sign Gemini

Political Affiliation Very Liberal

Family pictures in fall 2020.

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My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

We are in one of the best school districts in the state, have a large backyard, lots of nearby parks for playing, great neighbors, and Adam’s parents live a few minutes away (they frequently visit).

Colleen

Colleen and J out for a hike in summer 2020.

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We are University of Illinois alums and love going back to the U of I for football games!

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The most special thing I own is...

My drum set. I love playing the drums and have the first set I learned on when I was 13. Now, I love playing on it with J (he's not very good yet, but we're working on it!).

Adam

J is full of personality, loves cars, runs and talks nonstop, and can't wait to be a big brother!

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My favorite place in the World is...

I love being anywhere where we can be surrounded by nature and can be active! My favorite local spot is a forest preserve path near our home. We go for family walks there weekly!

Colleen

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

At a place in life that she is happy with. We hope we are in contact and that she is involved in some capacity with our family life.

Colleen

We love to travel and J has been to nine states (although he slept through some of them)!

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J as “Stinky” the garbage truck for Halloween 2019. Colleen makes all his costumes.

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Colleen and Adam.

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If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

Alexander Hamilton. I love musicals, especially "Hamilton" and I would want to sit down with him and get his reaction on the cultural sensation he has become (and maybe invite Lin Manuel Miranda?).

Adam

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Netflix. I love watching TV shows and movies and am a big film buff. It is my favorite thing to debate with my friends.

Adam

Favorite season and why?

Fall is my favorite. It's not too hot or too cold, so you can spend lots of time outside. Both baseball and football are happening and I love to cheer on the White Sox, Bears, and the Illini!

Adam

Family trip to Galveston, TX in summer 2019. We spent the whole week swimming in the ocean!

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If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV! When I am bored, I love watching YouTube videos of people converting old school buses to RV's and, even though I am not handy (at all), I would love to do that one day and travel the country.

Adam

My favorite place in the World is...

I love New Orleans, LA. Not only do they have the best food I have have ever eaten (beignets and Po Boys are my favorite) but the melting pot of culture in that city make it truly unique.

Adam

Favorite season and why?

I love any season where I can get outside and be active! This means summer is my favorite, but if I can go for a bike ride, run/walk, or a swim, it’s a good day-made even better if our son J joins me!

Colleen

In five years, our relationship with you will...

Be what you decide! We have an open relationship with our son’s first mom and frequently email, text, FaceTime, and share photos and videos. We will follow your lead when it comes to openness.

Colleen

When you argue, what’s it about?

I rarely argue, but if I do, it’s because I know I’m right. I tend to avoid conflict, so I have to feel really strongly if I’m going to go to the mat and argue!

Colleen

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

We have one son, “J,” who is 3 years old. He is adopted and can’t wait to have a sibling who shares that with him! He asks about being a big brother almost daily and has many plans for the baby!

Colleen

My best friend would describe me as......

The one who shows up. Had a rough week or been stuck home sick? I’m the one that drops off a dinner. A bad day and need to talk? I’m a call or text away. I’m here to support you and cheer you on!

Colleen

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Coffee (specifically a good latte) and dark chocolate. I have a lot of things I like, but coffee and chocolate are my absolute favorites - I have both almost every day!

Colleen

We are the best choice because…

If we match what you are looking for, we will welcome you into our family, on your terms, unconditionally. We know you and your feeling are center in this & want you to be at peace with your decision.

Colleen

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I grew up Catholic but, at this point, I would say I’m more spiritual. We plan to raise our kids knowing both Catholicism and Judaism, and how they work together and support each other.

Colleen

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

We frequently dream about renting an RV to travel across the country and vacation! We would love to drive from one state park to another, spending days swimming and hiking outside.

Colleen

I hope you are...

Feeling empowered. We have chosen this site & our adoption agency because they support expectant mothers first and foremost. We want you to feel loved & respected, regardless of whether we are chosen.

Colleen

Dogs or cats?

Dogs! We brought home our 7 year old brown labradoodle, our first “baby,” shortly after we got married. He’s my shadow and I love watching my son J figure out how to play with him!

Colleen

What is the best word to describe your family?

Comfortable. Weekend mornings are for PJs and movies on Disney+. Our floors are usually covered in Hot Wheels and Legos. We focus on spending quality time together & many of those moments are at home.

Colleen

Dogs or cats?

Dogs! I think dogs have way more personality than cats, who are always hiding and seem like they are avoiding people.

Adam

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chinese food. Not only did I grow up eating Chinese food every Friday with my family, but it's also my favorite Christmas tradition (Colleen, J and I watch movies and order in on Christmas morning).

Adam

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably pizza...or tacos...are taco pizzas a thing? I’ve never met a taco or a pizza I didn’t like!

Colleen

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