Aaron and Elizabeth
Hi, we are Elizabeth and Aaron and are thrilled to share a bit about ourselves and start the journey of growing our family through an open adoption.
We are lucky to call Seattle home and enjoy living near the heart of the city while being surrounded by many parks, beaches, and community spots. On evenings and weekends, you’ll find us at home cooking meals, enjoying the company of friends, or cozying up inside with our cat Myles. When we’re not home, or traveling, you’ll find us sailing, strolling the nearby farmer’s markets, listening to live music, or out tasting some of Seattle’s best food.
It is Elizabeth’s nature to nurture everyone around her – friends have called her “Mama Liz” since her first week of college. She helps lead a women-owned company that engages the public on tough issues, so it goes without saying that open communication is at her core. Elizabeth loves hosting dinner parties large and small, laughing, singing along to 90s hits, and enjoying lattes and walks with friends. Elizabeth dreams of singing to our child every night, cooking projects together, and sparking their imagination with travels near and far.
Aaron is a Seattle native, and met Elizabeth while both were attending the University of Washington. He is a calm, fun-loving guy who is quick to find common ground with everyone he meets. Aaron works for a local environmental firm, helping protect salmon streams. He loves his walking commute and flexible schedule. Aaron and Elizabeth are a team in the kitchen, where he loves grilling and feeding his sweet tooth. He loves the outdoors, and dreams of teaching our child how to sail and having adventures on nearby trails.
Since we met and fell in love 13 years ago, we have built a strong bond and partnership that will be our foundation as we start our family. We are excited to grow, learn, and laugh with our child as we navigate life together. Elizabeth brings lots of experience with kiddos, a love for storytelling, and a warm and compassionate heart. Combined with Aaron’s patient spirit and sense of adventure, we are eager to feed our child’s hunger for learning! We look forward to filling our home and sharing traditions with our child – traditions from both the birth family and our own lives.
We are very close with our families, and they are eager and excited to be a part of our open adoption—and become first-time grandparents. Our hope is to bring a child into our family and show them the unconditional love, stability and inspiration our own parents showed us. When we began pursuing adoption, we quickly discovered open adoption was right for us. We deeply value the benefits open adoption can provide for us, the birth family, and most importantly for our child. For us, a bigger table is a happier table and we look forward to welcoming our child’s birth family into our life as extended family members.
Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We really look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.
-Elizabeth & Aaron