Welcome to Shana & Will’s Adoption Website

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

We are excited that our journey has brought us to adoption, and we look forward to what the future holds!

We have been together over 22 years and knew instantly that we were meant to be together! We’ve been married for almost 19 years and love spending time with each other. Our home is full of love and laughter. We are excited to learn more about you and your hopes and dreams for your child, and how we can help make them come true.

ENJOYING WINTER LIGHTS

Being an interfaith couple, we enjoy decorating for seasons and not specific holidays. Every year, we try to learn something new about a different culture and share our knowledge with our friends and family as well.

MAKING GINGERBREAD HOUSES

Get to Know Us

MEET WILL

Will is a fun loving, video game playing, photo taking, movie buff. He has been a Computer Engineer for the past 19 years and loves taking things apart to figure out how they work. He is great at getting people to laugh (he makes Shana laugh every day) and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Will is great at seeing the bigger picture in life, and helping the people close to him get to where they’d like to go. Will’s favorite place is the beach where he loves photographing the wildlife and playing in the ocean.

Fun Facts About Will

» Has lived on both coasts

» Owns over 600 movies

» Loves taking care of plants

» Is the youngest of 4

» Hiked a glacier in Iceland

ENJOYING THE ICELANDIC WATERFALLS

YOU CAN’T BE AN ENGINEER WITHOUT LOVING LEGOS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PHOTOS I’VE TAKEN

MEET SHANA

Shana is incredibly kind and caring, which helps her as she has been an Elementary School Counselor for the past 16 years. She loves a good book and uses funny voices when reading to our nieces and god kids. She loves entertaining and cooking for others, movies with Will and spending time with friends and family. She is amazing at keeping things on track and organized as well as lending an ear when someone wants to talk. She loves singing out loud despite the fact that she’s not very good and dancing around while she sings. Shana finds cooking relaxing and is always searching for new recipes to try.

What Makes Shana Happy

» Cuddling with our cats

» Traveling

» Bright colors

» Reading

» Being at the beach

Shana loves being an elementary school counselor and learns new things from her students daily.

SHANA AND HER NIECE, ABIGAIL, ENJOY ARTS AND CRAFTS WHEN THEY ARE TOGETHER

LAUGHING IT UP WITH HER COLLEGE FRIENDS

OUR INTERESTS

We enjoy our time together hanging out at home, playing with our cats or watching a good movie. We have lots of walking paths and parks in our neighborhood and enjoy getting outside. Since we live outside of Washington DC, we enjoy walking through the Smithsonian National Zoo, going to any of the museums available to us or taking in a show at one of the many centers for the arts in our area. We make it a point to try to get to a Washington Capitals Game every year! We try to take two trips a year – one to the beach in the summer and one to a location we haven’t visited yet. London and Madrid are two of our favorite cities!

TAKING IN A WASHINGTON CAPITALS GAME WITH SHANA’S PARENTS

ENJOYING THE UDVAR HAZY AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM WITH OUR GODKIDS

MADRID

OUR HAPPY PLACE, AKA THE BEACH

We know that travel can help to build character, resiliency and expand horizons and we look forward to continuing this tradition with our child as soon as they have a passport!

Family and Friends

Family is important to us. We have our biological family whom we are close to, but we’ve also been blessed with friends who are like family to us as well. We get together with each side of our families every couple of months, but talk on the phone or FaceTime every week. If we aren’t seeing family over the weekends, we can often be found at one of our friend’s houses, hanging out, cooking and laughing together.

HOLIDAYS WITH SHANA’S FAMILY

CELEBRATIONS WITH WILL’S FAMILY

FRIENDS WHO BECAME FAMILY

OUR BEACH FAMILY

GOOFINESS WITH OUR NIECE

We adopted two cats, Tank and Tilly in October 2021. They bring lots of love, adorableness, play time and laughter to our household.

TANK, THE MINISTER OF MISCHIEF

TILLY, PRINCESS PLOPINGTON

Our Home and Community

We live in the suburbs of Washington DC on the Virginia side. Our house is on a cul de sac with amazing neighbors who look out for each other. Our school system is excellent (one of the top rated in Virginia) and is incredibly diverse. Our child will be exposed to a number of cultures, races and religions. We have lots of walking trails, parks, theaters and sports teams around us. In the Fall, we can hear the local high school’s football games going on from our house. We have a great yard that’s perfect for a swing set, playing sports or just hanging out!

WE LOVE OUR HOME!

THE VIEW FROM THE KENNEDY CENTER IN DC

Our Hope for the Future

We are committed to raising a child in a loving, nurturing, environment. We believe our time together has strengthened our relationship and prepared us for being parents. We believe in diversity and being respectful of others, and will expose them to different cultures as they cultivate who they are. Family time is important to us as well as teaching a child how to be a good person while being true to themselves. We are committed to providing our child with the best that life can offer!

We want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us as prospective adoptive parents. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.