Torrey & Trista
Torrey & Trista
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: Girl
State we live in: MO
Dear Expectant Mother,
We have tried to imagine the myriad of emotions you may be experiencing, 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, nervous, but hopeful with anxious anticipation. Most of all, we are beyond grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us through our profile.
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 for the role of big brother. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child.
We’ve been together for over six years, and were married in 2014. We both work in an outpatient cancer center, which is how we met. Torrey works as a pharmacist while Trista is an infusion 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. When we aren’t working, we are spending time with our boys and caring for our many pets. We enjoy Crossfit and working out together. We frequent live music, try out new restaurants, enjoy our city’s many beautiful parks, trails, cultural events, and the local baseball team. We also enjoy traveling and exploring new places as a family.
We live in a suburban area outside a large midwestern city. Our neighborhood is a nice, clean, and well-maintained area with a mix of old and new construction. 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. Her brother and sister-in-law live in Maryland, and we also love to visit them on vacation. 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. 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 our own 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 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. 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.