Tiffany & Cameron
Tiffany & Cameron
Race of child interested in adopting: Arabic, African American, African American/Hispanic, African American/Native American, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American, European, Eastern European/Slavic/Russian, Hispanic or South/Central American, Jewish, Mediterranean, Multi-Racial, Native American (American Indian), Pacific Islander, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: Girl
State we live in: NV
There aren’t words appropriate or substantial enough to properly express the awe, gratitude, and respect we feel for you. We can, however, make several sincere, resounding promises, should you choose us as adoptive parents for your beautiful baby girl:
...to love, honor, and cherish you and the gift you’ve given.
...to ensure your child does the same.
...to love, lead, treasure, and teach your baby to the best of our ability.
...your child will always be surrounded by laughter and love, happiness and joy, peace and security.
...she will be accepted always, no matter what.
While we would never assume to know what you’re thinking, feeling, or experiencing, we can tell you that we think you are the bravest, most loving, most giving mother we ever hope to meet. We are immeasurably grateful to you for taking the time to get to know us.
We met in 2012 online, like so many 21st-century couples. Our first date began in a French restaurant just outside New York City, and it lasted nearly 14 hours. As cliche as it sounds, we each returned to our apartments afterward and told our roommates that we’d found “the One.” A year later, we walked into a Connecticut garden and, in flash-mob style, got married.
Fast forward to today: we’ve moved across the country and settled in sunny Southern Nevada. Cameron trains dogs and, after spending over ten years as a professional nanny, Tiffany now works for a local non-profit. In our off-time, we play in a kickball league, spend lots of time outside with our dogs, and volunteer. Tiffany helps second and third graders improve their reading skills, while Cameron volunteers at an organization that provides meals to families in need.
We live in the suburbs of a sprawling, diverse, and exciting city. There is always something to do, a show to see, or a park to explore. The house is near the back of a family-oriented, gated community. From any of the four bedrooms, there’s a view of the mountains that enclose our city.
We share our home with two dogs and a cat. Ozzy is an eight-year-old black lab. As Cameron’s partner, he goes to work every day. Our other pup is a three-year-old, pampered, tubular mutt named Honolulu. Because of her…ahem, shape…she gets called “Burrito” more often than not! Kat, our nine-year-old cat, rules the roost. She’s a sweetheart, but lets the other animals know when she’s over their shenanigans.
Our Extended Family
Having both grown up in the Midwest, we place an extremely high value on family. Tiffany has three younger siblings: two brothers and a sister. As the age-gap amongst them is fairly significant, she was always carting one of them around on her hip. Cameron is the eldest of two siblings. He is also much older than his sister. He grew up raising her.
As adults, we’ve spread out and put down roots all over the place. Tiffany’s parents, younger brothers, and two-year-old niece live on an island off the coast of Washington state. Her beloved grandmother resides on a still-functioning farm in the middle of Indiana, and her sister is in Japan. Cameron’s mom lives in Ohio, while his sister and her husband are just outside of D.C. Though we’re seemingly on opposite sides of the universe, we make an effort to see each other as often as possible. The distance that separates us is eased immeasurably by the unshakeable bonds we’ve formed with friends nearby.
Our best friend lives incredibly close. We are together daily! Coffee and kickball games. Dinners and game nights. Birthdays and holidays. We also spend four afternoons a week with a friend’s sweet 14-month-old. Our friends are family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Tiffany learned at very young that she can’t have children. She grew up enveloped by a family made possible through adoption, so she knew the love and joy adoption brings. Tiffany’s dad is the oldest of 25 kids (yes, you read that right!). There was always laughter and love and joy and never a dull moment. Because of this, she knew that adoption was how she wanted her family to grow. That enthusiasm has never diminished. When we began discussing children, there was never any question: adoption is right for us.