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Elliot + Elaine

Hi, we are Elliot and Elaine and we are thrilled that you've chosen to look at our profile. We understand what a huge decision you're considering and we want you to know how honored we are that you would like to learn more about us through our profile. As potential adoptive parents, we have so much love to share and are excited to be taking the first steps in our journey. As a couple, we are stepping into this space with the hope of creating a relationship with YOU if you decide to pursue an adoption plan with us.

This Is Us

Elliot and I are the classic "girl meets boy". I instantly knew that he was the one. We met on a pool deck. I was coaching a youth water polo team, that my former college coach convinced was a good opportunity, and Elliot was the new guy to our master's water polo program. We both played water polo competitively growing up and in college. After a few after practice encounters, Elliot finally asked for my phone number and our life together began. We have been together for 10 years and married for 6 years. As with all couples we've had challenges to overcome, but we always face them together and it has made us into the strong, loving couple that we are.

Meet Elaine

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I have been a high school math teacher and swim coach for 12 years, and I absolutely love what I do. Working with our country's youth is very rewarding and they keep me on my toes. In the future, I see myself taking some time off from teaching to raise a child. However, when I return, it is nice to know that we will always have summers to share together. We will have endless adventures, and I will never have to worry about taking time off or choosing family over a career.

I enjoy being incredibly goofy including; telling nerdy jokes, making funny faces, doing almost anything if challenged and of course, making funny sounds. I have a passion for being creative; whether it's woodworking, remodeling, or simply cooking... I love it all.

Meet Elliot

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I have been working in the software tech industry for almost 10 years. I am in an account manager role. I've been blessed to work with some really great companies. Outside of work, I really enjoy being with my family and friends. My family still lives in St. Louis, but we always get together for Christmas and then a week in Northern Michigan at our lake house. We also take several trips to San Diego to be with Elaine's family. I also have a very close-knit group of friends who I have made through high school college and water polo. They are a great support system for me! I enjoy cooking, especially anything that has me outside manning the barbecue.

Our Happy Place

We value hard work, effort and treating others the way you would want to be treated.

Together we enjoy traveling and exploring new locations. We have been to 4 different countries, and plan to visit several more. We live in a great little neighborhood that has a beautiful park and tons of community spaces. Our local school, which is in walking distance from our house, has been rated one of the best school systems around.

You can find Elaine doing DIY projects around the house, reading, or making candles. Elliot enjoys watching baseball, reading, or playing fetch with our dogs. Together, we love hosting friends at our house and pool parties are our signature get together! We love having people enjoy themselves and we have never seen anyone not having fun outside in a pool, soaking up the sun.

Our pup, Blondie, is the queen of the house. She is a Westie mix. Bomber is our Lab mix, who just loves walks and food. We consider our dogs to be a huge part of our family. We love them and they are both very calm and patient with children.

Our Adventures

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We both have a love for baseball. Elaine and her family are huge San Diego Padres fans, being originally from San Diego. Elliot being from St. Louis, is a huge Cardinals fan. Therefore, we don't root for the same team, but we love going to games and watching the sport together. Some of the more unique talents we have include Elaine playing both the tuba and the flute in grade school and then marching in her high school band. Elliot's "little secret" is he took tap dancing classes as a young child and has become quite talented on the dance floor.

From Our Hearts To You

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Before our time comes to an end, we would like to share a few promises with you!

We promise to completely and utterly love and cherish your child if you choose us to walk alongside you in this journey. We will be committed to being the best parents, giving your child a loving home and ensuring they have every opportunity in life.

We believe everything happens for a reason and we look forward to the possibility of meeting you. We hope you have gotten to know us a little better through this profile. Please know we are an open book and look forward to answering any question you may have about us or our future plans.

Until next time,

Elaine and Elliot

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