Susan and Louis
Hi! We’re Susan and Louis – but we go by Sue and Lou.
It’s our dream to become parents. We believe that families are created through love and commitment and we are excited to grow our family through adoption. Open adoption is right for us because children thrive when they are surrounded by all the people who love them and want the best for them, and where they can understand their origins and never feel like they don’t know where they came from.
We’ve been married since 2008 and live in Seattle with our cat Birdy. She’s very round, soft and affectionate and we adore her. Lou writes software for a small consulting company in Seattle. Sue is a consultant at a nonprofit helping grow job training programs all over the country. Our home is quiet and peaceful. We have a large fenced yard and patio, a place where we will surely spend lots of time with loved ones in the years to come. Our neighborhood is full of friendly families, has many conveniences, some of Seattle’s best public schools and good friends living nearby.
Louis grew up mostly overseas, living in South America and Italy. He has two older brothers who instilled in him interests in technology and music. Lou spent a lot of time on his own reading and learning to build things like model airplanes and electronics — and later, writing and recording music — the sorts of things that focus your mind and imagination for long stretches of time and reward you in the end. He looks forward to sharing these things with a child and helping them find their own passions.
Susan grew up in southern Oregon surrounded by lakes, mountains, caves, and rivers. She has an older brother and a sister, both musicians who taught her to love the classics: the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and David Bowie, and they are still very close. Sue moved out on her own at age 17 and worked as a baker and barista while going to college and then entering the nonprofit world, beginning her career working with homeless youth. As a mom, she hopes to instill values like compassion for others as well as teaching a child how to make the perfect pie crust.
We hope to encourage our kid to be active and curious. We’ll teach them to swim, ski, or to make pizza on a campfire. Spending time with friends and family is very important to us and we’ll surround our child with all the people that make our lives meaningful and happy, including their birth family. We have lots of relatives in the Northwest and beyond, all of whom are excited to meet their new family member.
Thank you for reading our letter!
-Sue + Lou