Scott, Daniel, and Clare
Thank you for taking the time to consider us in your search for a family for your baby. We know you love your baby and this is a difficult decision. If we are privileged enough to become his or her parents we assure you that your child will always know your love. First, let us tell you a little about ourselves.
We met during our freshman year of college in Iowa in 1998 and started dating in 1999. We’ve tried to figure out the best way to describe ourselves and think “goofy” fits best; we love to laugh, have fun and look on the bright side of things. We have always been very open with each other, loving unconditionally, and supporting each other through everything, which is probably why we work so well together. After graduation we moved to Ft. Collins, in large part because Clare missed the mountains and her family. We were married in 2004 and in 2007 bought a house in Loveland with a huge yard, great neighbors with kids, and parks nearby. We try to spend as much time outside as possible, camping, hiking, going for walks, or even doing yard work. Clare’s family is close by so we spend a lot of time with them, including frequent family dinners and going to the park with the cousins, and Scott’s family visits whenever possible.
In 2012 we brought our son Daniel home and life has been a whirlwind of joy, crazy, a little scary, something new every day; we cannot remember what we did with ourselves before Daniel came along. Daniel is on the shy side, but his personality explodes when he gets to know you, or does not think you are looking. He loves pirates, super heroes, and helping Clare bake; specifically using the mixer, he loves the mixer. We do seem to have a dragon infestation as Daniel is always “scaring” or “chasing” them around the house, his imagination amazes us both. When we ask Daniel if he wants to be a big brother he says “Yup, like Miles and Emerson!” (his cousins). Recently Daniel requested a green sister and a blue brother. He may be a little disappointed when he realizes those are not two of the color options for babies.
Scott is one of the happiest, most genuine people I have ever met. He is always quick with wit and humor and even quicker with a big hug. Scott grew up in Virginia, where his parents and younger brother still live. He enjoys role playing games (Dungeons and Dragons) where he can use his vivid imagination, he devours books, plays softball, and loves anything that will challenge him. Scott is an amazing father; he is attentive, loving, creative, and encouraging. He has always taken Daniel gaming with him, which has helped develop Daniel’s imagination and dexterity as he gets to roll the dice for Scott. After I went back to school in 2014, Scott took on the majority of the parenting duties with an amazing grace of which I am in awe.
Clare grew up in Steamboat Springs, and is very close with her whole family. She is a kind, patient, caring, fun-loving person. Clare is an organizer and leader who strides unwaveringly towards the completion of her visions and goals. She is artistic and a voracious reader, but she also loves playing with Daniel and refinishing furniture. While her normal artistic medium is photography, she also paints and pulls her art into cooking, where she encourages Daniel to help, and any dish is rarely the same twice. She has an uncanny can-do attitude and believes that there are very few things that simply cannot be done. Watching Clare with our nephew, Miles for his first three years, before we had Daniel, I figured that she would be a good mom, and in the almost four years that we have had Daniel, she’s shown herself to be an amazing mom.
We are currently a family of 3 humans and one cat, Toppers, and are very excited about expanding it. We have big hearts, full of laughter and love that we cannot wait to share with another child. We would love the opportunity to meet with you so we can both know each other better than can be described on paper.
All our best,
Clare, Scott, and Daniel