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Tim & Dawn

Adoption is a true gift that we treasure dearly as it has given us our youngest son and an extended family that we love and cherish with all our hearts! We cannot wait to grow our family and we are honored that you would like to learn more about us. Thank you for considering us, we have had such an amazing journey and we hope to be able to continue it with you.

About Us

Chief - U.S. Navy
Customer Service Representative
High School
Associate's Degree
Trenton, Charlotte, Vincent
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

We Love Halloween!

Adoption has been such a big part of our lives and is the reason for so many special people in our continuously growing family. When Tim's mom was young, she had a daughter whom she placed for adoption. Around the age of 15, Tim met his older sister for the very first time. They have stayed connected ever since. We have shared taking trips to visit one another and it is always such a joyous time getting together and seeing the cousins bond and play.

We have always wanted a big family and were blessed with two childrenĀ­, Trenton and Charlotte. Then, in 2018, through the process of adoption, a Birth Mom placed her baby with us and our family grew not only with a newborn son but with his Birth Mom as well. Vincent was two days old when we met and we immediately fell in love with him and his Birth Mom. We are so fortunate to have an open relationship with her and be able to talk and video chat. Adoption has given us a family we've always dreamed of having, one so big and so full of love that we cannot wait to grow again.

Our Leisure Time

Family Hikes to Find Waterfalls Are Exciting!

Our weeks and weekends are typically full of fun activities! Throughout the week we usually have a dance or gymnastic lesson and sports practices and on most Saturday mornings you can find us on a soccer or baseball field. Tim loves coaching or volunteering as a referee and Dawn loves assisting or being a team mom helper while the kids participate in their favorite team sports. Trenton and Charlotte have been playing soccer since they were two years old and they love to teach Vincent to play with his little soccer set at home, he even throws his hands up in the air when he scores! If we aren't at the field, we are probably swimming at one of the gorgeous beaches around the island or hiking one of the many trails with scenic views. The kids love to be in the water practicing how to boogie board and building sandcastles together on the beach or trying to find the hidden waterfall or one of the old wartime forts along a well-known trail. On rainy days we love to pull out all our board games, we have a closet full, and watch our favorite movies with Old Bay flavored popcorn!

Fun Facts About Us

About Dawn:

  • She has two younger sisters, one who is 3.5 years younger, and the other who is 22 years younger.
  • Dawn started babysitting at 9 years old then became a nanny once she was older up until having her own family, it was the most rewarding job and she still keeps in touch with the families today.
  • Dawn was a cheerleader during her school years and was a part of the USA Cheerleaders, a dedicated and patriotic group of Professional Cheerleaders, from 2010-2012.
  • She played the flute in elementary school with Tim who played the drums!
  • About Tim:

  • Played football during his school years.
  • Tim's favorite hockey team is the Washington Capitals and he loves going to games with Dawn whenever they get the chance.
  • So far during Tim's Navy career he's made Junior Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Quarter, Sailor of the Year, and assisted in the development of more robust communications for submarines to use.
  • He was born and raised in Hawaii until he was 5, visited once again at age 9 for a family wedding, and is excited to be stationed in Hawaii with his family today.
  • Photos

    Harvesting Grapes in Italy
    Harvesting Grapes in Italy
    Coach Tim With Trenton & Charlotte
    Coach Tim With Trenton & Charlotte
    We Love Hiking Along the Beach
    We Love Hiking Along the Beach
    Celebrating Dawn's Birthday
    Celebrating Dawn's Birthday
    Caps Game
    Caps Game
    Hawaii Has the Most Gorgeous Sunsets!
    Hawaii Has the Most Gorgeous Sunsets!
    Dinner With Our Hawaiian Ohana
    Dinner With Our Hawaiian Ohana
    Thanksgiving With Our Military Family
    Thanksgiving With Our Military Family
    Exploring Naples, Italy
    Exploring Naples, Italy
    Dress-Up Fun at Disneyland Paris
    Dress-Up Fun at Disneyland Paris
    We Can't Imagine This Life Without Each Other's Love & Laughter
    We Can't Imagine This Life Without Each Other's Love & Laughter
    Submarine Birthday Ball
    Submarine Birthday Ball
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    Harvesting Grapes in Italy
    Harvesting Grapes in Italy
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    Coach Tim With Trenton & Charlotte
    Coach Tim With Trenton & Charlotte
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    We Love Hiking Along the Beach
    We Love Hiking Along the Beach
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    Celebrating Dawn's Birthday
    Celebrating Dawn's Birthday
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    Caps Game
    Caps Game
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    Hawaii Has the Most Gorgeous Sunsets!
    Hawaii Has the Most Gorgeous Sunsets!
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    Dinner With Our Hawaiian Ohana
    Dinner With Our Hawaiian Ohana
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    Thanksgiving With Our Military Family
    Thanksgiving With Our Military Family
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    Exploring Naples, Italy
    Exploring Naples, Italy
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    Dress-Up Fun at Disneyland Paris
    Dress-Up Fun at Disneyland Paris
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    We Can't Imagine This Life Without Each Other's Love & Laughter
    We Can't Imagine This Life Without Each Other's Love & Laughter
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    Submarine Birthday Ball
    Submarine Birthday Ball

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Beautiful Home in Hawaii

    Our family lives in military base housing on the beautiful island of Oahu here in Hawaii!

    Our two-level home is very spacious with four bedrooms and a big two-car garage full of bikes, outdoor toys, sports equipment, and everything fun for the beach! Our first floor is a large open concept area that includes a big den that we have turned into the children's very own playroom! We even have a "Harry Potter" closet that houses all our learning and educational crafts and activities. The backyard is fenced-in and complete with a slide and swingset and water table where the kids and their friends love to hang out and play.

    Our Playroom

    Our community has a park on almost every corner, including right outside our front door, and we have a community pool within walking distance! Shops and grocery stores are right down the street and there are many beaches close by where the water is so clear and shallow and perfect for all ages, especially for babies to crawl around and splash in.

    We live in a wonderfully diverse neighborhood full of families with children of all ages. Our community is very family-friendly, fun, and a safe place for our children to grow up in, you can always find neighbors and children enjoying the warm weather outside all year round!

    Our Extended Families

    Sailing on a Pirate Ship With Dawn's Family

    Being a military family, we don't always get to live close by our extended family, but we continue to stay close and connected through video chatting. Our children love to get to see and talk to their cousins, aunt, uncles, and grandparents on the phone. We would love to be able to do this with you and your child too if you were interested! When we do get to live close by, our families make every effort to see each other as often as we can. Our favorite get togethers are our children's birthday parties! Dawn loves to throw a different theme for the children every year while Tim loves to cook all the food on the grill.

    Tim's Family

    During the holidays when we are away from family, it's a tradition for our military family to hold holiday dinners at one of our homes. Everyone pitches in to help with setup and food. It's the best part about being in the military, you make friends who become your family and who love your children as their own everywhere you go. All our family and friends are thrilled for us to welcome another child into our home and hearts. We are so blessed, as will this child be, to be supported and surrounded by lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and friends who would do anything and everything for us.

    From Us to You

    All our aloha and mahalo (love and thank you) for wanting to take the time to get to know us a little bit better. We cannot begin to imagine how difficult this decision is that you are facing, but we admire your courage and strength and love for wanting this child to have the best future possible.

    We have been married since March 2011. Our lives have been intertwined since we were little, attending the same schools, living in the same neighborhoods, even playing in the same elementary school band without knowing it. We finally met face to face in high school and dated briefly before losing touch for 7 years. After reconnecting through Facebook, we met back up and we both knew that this was it, we were meant to be together and we weren't going to lose touch again. We got married two and a half months later and continue to grow and love each other more and more every day.

    We have both always known we wanted a big family. Adopting has been something Dawn has always felt in her heart she would do whether she had biological children or not. Tim has a half-sister who was placed for adoption as a newborn and after seeing how wonderful adoption is, decided he too would like to be a part of that someday. After having two biological children, we were led to adoption to grow our family and we were blessed with our youngest son and an open adoption relationship with his Birth Mom. It has been an amazing journey and one that we are so thankful and grateful for. We feel in our hearts we are meant to adopt again to complete our family and are so excited for another opportunity to share our hearts and home and all our love with a baby and their Birth Family.

    Being in the military we get to have a very familial environment everywhere we live. Our friends are our family no matter where we are. We spend birthdays and holidays together and our children get to be surrounded by people who love them like their own. Tim's job has been such a wonderful experience for us. We have been able to travel and experience many different countries and cultures first hand. We are so lucky to be able to be stationed in cites and countries we wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to live in. Our children have learned to speak multiple languages and we have made life long friends from all over the world.

    We can promise you that your child will be surrounded by an unbelievable amount of love and support. We will be able to give this child opportunities to travel the world and to learn and grow through such incredibly amazing experiences and adventures. Yet, no matter what, we will still always get to be connected to you through pictures, letters, emails, phone calls, and even video chats if you desired. Our children love getting to see and talk to our family that way.

    This child will always know who you are and know about the incredibly tough, admirable, and selfless decision you made if you chose us. We will always be open and honest with them. We will instill morals such as honesty, integrity, and respect and they will be given the best education possible. We will love this child unconditionally, forever. We can promise that you will always be a significant part of our family and this child's life.

    Thank you again for considering our family, we hope to one day be your family as well.

    Love and respect,

    Tim & Dawn


    Tom Hanks
    Will Smith
    Elizabeth Moss
    Julia Roberts
    White Tiger
    Nicholas Sparks
    The Notebook
    Candy Bar
    100 Grand
    Babe Ruth
    Family Guy
    Childhood Memory
    Disney World
    Ice Skating
    Childhood Toy
    Barbie Jeep
    Children's Book
    Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See
    Classic Movie
    Pulp Fiction
    Navy Blue
    Day of Week
    Ice Cream
    Disney Movie
    Toy Story
    Beauty and the Beast
    Dream Car
    Dream Job
    Food Critic
    Dream Vacation
    Family Activity
    Going to the Beach
    Flower / Plant
    Bird of Paradise
    Stargazer Lily
    Form of Exercise
    Running a 5k
    Holiday Song
    You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
    White Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Decorating the Tree
    Putting up the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving.
    Ice Cream
    Junk Food
    Chips and Queso
    Oatmeal Cream Pies
    Leisure Activity
    Memory with a Child
    Daddy Daughter Dance
    Disneyland Paris
    Memory with Spouse
    My surprise birthday firework show in Italy
    Pulp Fiction
    Pretty Woman
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with Old Bay
    Movie Quote
    Keep the change, you filthy animal
    I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.
    Movie Type
    Musical Group
    Led Zeppelin
    Nursery Rhyme
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Figure Skating
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her Compassion
    His Loyalty
    Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right.
    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
    Philly Cheesesteak
    Day After Thanksgiving Day Sandwich
    Shopping Store
    Perfect by Ed Sheeran
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Brett Favre
    Emmitt Smith
    Sports Team
    Washington Capitals
    Dallas Cowboys/Washington Capitals
    Subject in School
    Thing to Cook
    Cajun Chicken Alfredo
    Time of Day
    Sunday Morning Breakfasts
    TV Show
    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    TV Show Character
    Will Smith
    Type of Music
    Classic Rock
    Country and Pop
    Vacation Spot
    Video Game
    Call of Duty

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