We live in Menlo Park California, where we were both raised. We live in the house Lori grew up in. We have our own area upstairs while Lori’s parents live downstairs. Lori will work part time as a Teacher in the morning’s while her parent’s watch the baby. We go to church every Sunday and can’t wait to have our baby dedicated. We are walking distance to Burgess Park where we can go to play, have a picnic, ride bikes and go to the library. We are also a car ride away from beautiful Half Moon Bay, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Even though we were both raised in Menlo Park, and went to the same places growing up like, Burgess Park and Add Jane’s swim school, and even attended the same high school, we never met until the year 2000 when Lori went through Bill’s checkout line at Safeway where he worked. We became friends and started dating. When we married in 2012 we couldn’t wait to start a family immediately and struggled with fertility. Today, we are committed to starting our family through open adoption, especially since Lori’s father was adopted. We feel very blessed that both of our families live close by. There will be grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins (very close in age) involved in our baby’s life. We all love to get together once or twice a month for family dinners, Birthday celebrations, holidays and family vacations. We can’t wait to start our own family traditions. We also have 2 cat’s Cinders and Gigi who love to play and cuddle.