Paula & Cooper

Hello! We love being a family and creating a nurturing and happy home. It is our greatest hope to welcome a child into our lives and discover with them all of who they are — fierce, beautiful, brave, tender and beloved. We would like to build an open relationship with our child’s family to provide our child more love, more relatives, and more meaningful connections. We are wishing you comfort, strength and peace in your journey. And if it is meant to be, we are so looking forward to meeting you.


Who We Are

More About Paula

When I grew up I wanted to be a volleyball player.

I am really good at solving problems with creative solutions.

I am terrible at making casual conversation while cooking pancakes.

My favorite quote is:

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ~ Alan Kay

My best mom joke is:

What did the zero say to the eight?

Nice Belt!

More About Cooper

When I grew up I wanted to be a secret agent.

I am really good at connecting with people.

I am terrible at not procrastinating.

My favorite quote is:

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

My favorite dad joke is:

Knock Knock…
Who’s there?
Interrupting Cow

We can’t wait to…



Play… Peek-a-boo Tag
Read… Moo Baa La La La We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Eat… Queso Ice Cream
Travel to… Maui Tokyo
Visit… Family in Canada Snow
Make… A robot Waffles
Watch… Moana Birds and insects
Learn together… The meaning of life About nature
Explore… The night sky The forest
Just hang out… Cuddling in the morning And read a bedtime story

More About Our Life

Parenting Philosophy

We want our kids to be able to discover and grow into their own unique selves and be part of nurturing communities. We approach parenting with empathy, kindness, respect and joy. Underlying our parenting approach is a commitment to persistent, unconditional love.

Our Son

Avery enjoys reading, drawing, playing board games, and spending time with friends. He is delighted by stories of knights, elves, and mythic creatures. People who know Avery describe him as thoughtful and kind, responsible and self-assured. We are all looking forward to him becoming a big brother.

What Open Adoption Means to Us

We see open adoption as a way to build a respectful and honorable relationship with the parents who choose to place their child in our family. It is our hope to partner with our child’s parents to create an environment where our child is more loved, more connected, and more whole.

Our Extended Family

We both have large blended families built through marriages, adoptions, love, happenstance, commitment and good fortune. We often visit Paula’s family in Vancouver, Canada and Cooper’s family in Dallas, Texas.


We enjoy simple cooking, haphazard gardening, and do-it-yourself projects — that are not always entirely successful. We play music enthusiastically — if not well, board games passionately, and are almost always listening to an audio book. We enjoy taking trips to the mountains and ocean.


Interested in learning more about this family? Call 800-966-HOPE today!

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