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Torrey & Trista

Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: Missouri

dear expectant mother

We have tried to imagine the many emotions you may be experiencing right now, and we are struggling to find the right words for this letter. We can only guess that your experience may resemble our own multitude of emotions: scared and nervous but hopeful. Most of all, we are beyond grateful that you are taking the time to get to know a little bit about us, and we are looking forward to getting to know you too.

If you choose us as adoptive parents, your baby will join a tight-knit, fun-loving family, where there will be no shortage of laughter, silliness, kindness, and love. We promise that your baby will always feel our immense love, care, and protection. He or she will grow up in a home that encourages individuality, creativity, kindness, tolerance, inclusivity, and love. If you choose us, your baby will not only be welcomed by two devoted parents but also two loving older brothers. In particular, our youngest son is beyond excited to give up his position as the youngest for the role of big brother. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child.

We can’t wait for the new experiences, milestones, and memories that we will make together with our newest family member. Having a child together is something that we have discussed and dreamed of for many years.

-Torrey & Trista

About Us

We’ve been together for over eight years and were married in 2014. We both work within the oncology department of our local university’s school of medicine. Torrey is Assistant Director of Pharmacy, while Trista is an Oncology Research Nurse. We have three children—Ethan, Beckett, and Hannah—from Torrey’s previous marriage. We unexpectedly lost our daughter just before her 19th birthday. While she may not be here physically, she remains an important part of our family and everyday lives. Ethan is a freshman in college, and Beckett is in eighth grade. We value our regular free time with our boys and pets. We take pleasure in doing Crossfit and working out together. We love to try new restaurants, enjoying our area’s many beautiful parks and cultural events, and playing board games. As a family we also do lots of traveling. We like exploring new places and creating new memories and experiences.

Our Home

We live in a suburban area outside of a large Midwestern city. Our neighborhood is welcoming and very family friendly. We live on a quiet cul-de-sac with a city park less than a block from our home. Our town boasts one of the best public school districts in the state, a historic train station, shops, restaurants, and a fantastic farmers market. Our home is a newer construction home built in 2014. We have five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great open floor plan, a large finished basement with a play area, and a fenced-in backyard. Our home is completed by our herd of animals, including our two cats, Rosie and Chiquita, and two dogs, Gizmo and Brinkley.

Our Extended Family

We are a blended family and share custody of our children with their mom and her wife. We are lucky to live close to most of Torrey’s family, including his parents, brother and sister-in-law, niece and nephews, and their children. Torrey’s sister and family live in Florida, and we enjoy visiting them for beach getaways. Most holidays are spent with the family over dinner and dessert at Momo and Papaw’s house (Torrey’s parents). One of our favorite traditions is to make Italian spedinis a few times a year.

Trista’s family mainly lives in Iowa, including her parents, sister, brother-in-law, and nephews. When the family comes to visit, we love to expose them to fun local events and restaurants. We visit family in Iowa often, especially during the holidays. Trista’s brother and sister-in-law just relocated to Pennsylvania, and we are anxious to visit them soon. A favorite family tradition is visiting where her father grew up in upstate Wisconsin. The family owns property on a lake and has been vacationing there nearly every summer since she was a child.

What Led Us To Adoption

We look forward to the experience of loving and raising a new child together. For Trista, becoming a step-parent has been one of the greatest joys and best parts of being with Torrey. She has loved being a parent and making memories together as a family since coming into their lives. We can’t wait for the new experiences, milestones, and memories we will make together with our newest family member. Having a child together is something we have discussed and dreamed of for many years. After researching and weighing our options, we found ourselves realizing adoption was the best answer to complete our family. Simply put, it feels right to us.

more about Torrey

more about Torrey

Occupation:
Pharmacist
Religion:
None
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Doctorate of Pharmacy
Food:
Vietnamese
Hobby:
Crossfit, cooking
Movie:
The Royal Tenenbaums
Sport:
Hockey
Holiday:
New Year’s Eve
Music Group:
Black Keys
TV Show:
Mad Men, Stranger Things
Book:
The Catcher in the Rye
Subject in School:
Science
Dream Vacation:
Europe

more about Trista

more about Trista

Occupation:
Registered Nurse
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Bachelor of Science - Nursing
Food:
Doughnuts, ramen
Hobby:
Running, taking care of my many plants, listening to podcasts
Movie:
You’ve Got Mail
Sport:
College football, gymnastics
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Black Keys
TV Show:
Mad Men, Modern Family
Book:
The Great Gatsby
Subject in School:
Science, music
Dream Vacation:
Lake Tahoe

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