Amy and Aaron
Hello! We are Amy and Aaron, living in beautiful southwestern Montana.
Our life together is filled with art and nature, travel and adventure, and wonderful friends and family. We are so excited to become first-time parents and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us.
Amy is a warm, thoughtful person who excels at finding beauty and humor in everyday life. She grew up in a nomadic military family and lived in lots of places before putting down roots in Montana, which is also home to her parents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She has been a freelance writer and editor for nearly a decade and is also part of a research team at a nearby university working to improve services to survivors of trauma in Montana’s rural and tribal communities. She loves to garden, read, listen to music and podcasts, wander around antique stores and flea markets, and dote on animals (ours and other people’s, too!).
Aaron is a true Renaissance man. He can rebuild a motorcycle engine, chop a cord of wood, or tile a shower just as well as he can hold a conversation in French, cook an elaborate meal, or enthusiastically explain the history of ancient Greece. Aaron has a master’s degree in classical studies but has worked as a web developer for nearly two decades, building apps and websites from wherever he can find a WiFi connection. He is also a skilled photographer specializing in film and has a working darkroom in our basement. Aaron grew up in Northern California and has lived in many places since then, including France, England, and Portland, which he called home for twelve years before moving to Montana.
As a couple, we share the same irreverent sense of humor and an insatiable curiosity about the world. We met in 2011 while we were both taking a break from our “city lives,” and part of what bonded us was a mutual desire to forge a life that is authentic, intentional, and rooted in community and nature. Our small town is incredibly safe and surprisingly diverse. We are surrounded by majestic mountains, mystical hot springs, rich wildlife, and hiking trails galore. Yellowstone National Park is only an hour’s drive away, and there is also a large university and a busy airport nearby, which is important because we love to travel and can’t wait to introduce our child to cultures and lifestyles that are different from our own.
Once we learned about the principles of open adoption, it became impossible to imagine pursuing adoption in any other way. We believe openness is critical for an adopted child to develop a healthy sense of identity, and we would consider it a privilege to open our lives, our hearts, and our home to our child’s birth family.
Thank you so much for spending some time getting to know us. We wish you peace and clarity as you navigate this process.
Aaron & Amy