About Us/Me

We are Molly and Olivia, and we are humbled and excited to begin this journey. We've been together for ten years this year, and having a family has always been in our dreams. While we are new to adoption, we are currently foster parents – one of the greatest joys in our life is nurturing our two foster sons and watching them grow, while also loving on and supporting their mamas while they works toward their goals. We have always wanted to grow our family through adoption, especially because we believe that families are not about biology, but about commitment, authenticity, and love. As foster parents, we see ourselves as being on the same team with our son’s foster mom – the more adults that love him and are invested in him, the better! We are just lucky to be a small part of that.

We both work with kids – Molly is a Nurse Practitioner and loves her job where she works with at-risk teenagers, helping them to stay healthy and make the best decisions for them about their bodies. Molly is especially passionate about providing care to queer/transgender youth and serving young people who don’t always have a lot of support. Olivia is a chaplain, and she works with children and families who are going through hard times due to illness. She works with them to help them identify their spiritual resources and to express their hopes, fears, and questions. She is known around the hospital as “the chaplain with the bowtie” and loves to shake up people’s expectations of what a chaplain looks like!

Our faith is super important to us – we are Christian, and we believe in a non-judgmental, big-hearted, justice-loving God. We try to live our lives the same way, showing God’s love to others, and centering our lives through prayer, hospitality, and curiosity. We will raise our child/children in an open-minded house where they will be free to ask questions and to explore, while also teaching them the values that are most important to us –empathy, respect, and compassion.

In our free time, we love to cook and to spend time just being with one another, our foster son, and our two dogs. We enjoy hanging out in our neighborhood, going on walks in the woods, and spending time with both of our families who live nearby. We love to unwind every night with the same routine – cook dinner together while listening to music, share about our days, have bath time and story time with our foster son, and then tuck him in with lots of kisses.

Even though our jobs can be heavy at times, we love to goof off and just be silly! We are always looking for lightness in the world and we hope to share that with our children, as well. We also care deeply about social justice issues, especially racial justice (Black Lives Matter!) and economic justice. We do our best to stay educated and to use the knowledge and resources we have to promote a better, more free world. We see our role as foster/adoptive parents as a huge part of that.

 

About You

It is our great honor and privilege to get to write this message to someone who is considering adoption for their beloved child. The first thing we want you to know is that already, our care for you is unconditional, non-judgmental, and deep. Regardless of what you have been through, we have the utmost respect for you, and we know that the love you have for your child is beyond words. If you chose to place your child in our care, we will include you in their lives, talk about you often and with words of respect and admiration, and continue to view you as a member of their family and our family. 

We see adoption as the beginning of our relationship with you and not the end. We are open to staying in touch in whatever way feels comfortable to you, whether in-person, through email, text, or mail. Our hearts and our lives have so much room, not only for this child, but for you, too!

We promise to listen to you – to hear your values, hopes, and dreams for your child, so that we can join together with you in creating a life for our child that reflects those hopes and dreams. We promise to always let our child know how much they are loved by you, and how much we love you, too.

Working together as a team with our foster son’s mom has been one of the greatest blessings of our life, and we have so much love and respect for her. Seriously, she is amazing. When we told her we were planning to adopt, she wanted to share a few words with you, too:

"Most people say 'I'm sorry' when they learn that my son is in foster care. They probably assume the sitation is very negative and painful for me. I will admit, it was both of those things initially. However, as time passes, I have realized that Molly and Olivia are doing for my son what I am incapable of doing right now. They are the best foster parents for my son because they respect me as the mother, but show my son the kind of love that I could only pray he would receive while not in my care. 

 I feel fortunate to have a personal relationship with Olivia and Molly. They did not have to agree to open communication with me, but they chose to do so anyway. They value my rights, opinions, and ideas. We have never even had a disagreement and I have not seen anything that concerns me. I even asked them to be my son's godparents. Even when I regain custody of my son, I will always want them to be in our lives. I love the way they do so many hands-on activities with him and take him to a variety of places. They feed him healthy food, they promote time spent in nature, and they teach him new things regularly. They are very positive role models for me. I absolutely love the idea of them adopting a baby! They are extremely selfless people who are compassionate and open minded. They work hard, but always make more than enough time for my baby.

When my son is reunified with me, I would like to see them expand their family permanently. These are women that can be trusted. I think that their willingness to choose and open adoption so that the baby's birth mother can be involved speaks volumes to their character. They both acknowledge that choosing adoption is a difficult and selfless act for the birth mother, and they want to help make the decision less painful if possible. My son adores them and is very well cared for. This experience has taught me to accept that my son is where he needs to be at this moment. He is with two beautiful, intelligent, creative, nurturing and trustworthy ladies. Knowing them has been an honor, and I consider them family. Sometimes the toughest circumstances lead to the brightest outcomes."

 

About Us/Me

We are Molly and Olivia, and we are humbled and excited to begin this journey. We've been together for ten years this year, and having a family has always been in our dreams. While we are new to adoption, we are currently foster parents – one of the greatest joys in our life is nurturing our two foster sons and watching them grow, while also loving on and supporting their mamas while they works toward their goals. We have always wanted to grow our family through adoption, especially because we believe that families are not about biology, but about commitment, authenticity, and love. As foster parents, we see ourselves as being on the same team with our son’s foster mom – the more adults that love him and are invested in him, the better! We are just lucky to be a small part of that.

We both work with kids – Molly is a Nurse Practitioner and loves her job where she works with at-risk teenagers, helping them to stay healthy and make the best decisions for them about their bodies. Molly is especially passionate about providing care to queer/transgender youth and serving young people who don’t always have a lot of support. Olivia is a chaplain, and she works with children and families who are going through hard times due to illness. She works with them to help them identify their spiritual resources and to express their hopes, fears, and questions. She is known around the hospital as “the chaplain with the bowtie” and loves to shake up people’s expectations of what a chaplain looks like!

Our faith is super important to us – we are Christian, and we believe in a non-judgmental, big-hearted, justice-loving God. We try to live our lives the same way, showing God’s love to others, and centering our lives through prayer, hospitality, and curiosity. We will raise our child/children in an open-minded house where they will be free to ask questions and to explore, while also teaching them the values that are most important to us –empathy, respect, and compassion.

In our free time, we love to cook and to spend time just being with one another, our foster son, and our two dogs. We enjoy hanging out in our neighborhood, going on walks in the woods, and spending time with both of our families who live nearby. We love to unwind every night with the same routine – cook dinner together while listening to music, share about our days, have bath time and story time with our foster son, and then tuck him in with lots of kisses.

Even though our jobs can be heavy at times, we love to goof off and just be silly! We are always looking for lightness in the world and we hope to share that with our children, as well. We also care deeply about social justice issues, especially racial justice (Black Lives Matter!) and economic justice. We do our best to stay educated and to use the knowledge and resources we have to promote a better, more free world. We see our role as foster/adoptive parents as a huge part of that.

About you

It is our great honor and privilege to get to write this message to someone who is considering adoption for their beloved child. The first thing we want you to know is that already, our care for you is unconditional, non-judgmental, and deep. Regardless of what you have been through, we have the utmost respect for you, and we know that the love you have for your child is beyond words. If you chose to place your child in our care, we will include you in their lives, talk about you often and with words of respect and admiration, and continue to view you as a member of their family and our family. 

We see adoption as the beginning of our relationship with you and not the end. We are open to staying in touch in whatever way feels comfortable to you, whether in-person, through email, text, or mail. Our hearts and our lives have so much room, not only for this child, but for you, too!

We promise to listen to you – to hear your values, hopes, and dreams for your child, so that we can join together with you in creating a life for our child that reflects those hopes and dreams. We promise to always let our child know how much they are loved by you, and how much we love you, too.

Working together as a team with our foster son’s mom has been one of the greatest blessings of our life, and we have so much love and respect for her. Seriously, she is amazing. When we told her we were planning to adopt, she wanted to share a few words with you, too:

"Most people say 'I'm sorry' when they learn that my son is in foster care. They probably assume the sitation is very negative and painful for me. I will admit, it was both of those things initially. However, as time passes, I have realized that Molly and Olivia are doing for my son what I am incapable of doing right now. They are the best foster parents for my son because they respect me as the mother, but show my son the kind of love that I could only pray he would receive while not in my care. 

 I feel fortunate to have a personal relationship with Olivia and Molly. They did not have to agree to open communication with me, but they chose to do so anyway. They value my rights, opinions, and ideas. We have never even had a disagreement and I have not seen anything that concerns me. I even asked them to be my son's godparents. Even when I regain custody of my son, I will always want them to be in our lives. I love the way they do so many hands-on activities with him and take him to a variety of places. They feed him healthy food, they promote time spent in nature, and they teach him new things regularly. They are very positive role models for me. I absolutely love the idea of them adopting a baby! They are extremely selfless people who are compassionate and open minded. They work hard, but always make more than enough time for my baby.

When my son is reunified with me, I would like to see them expand their family permanently. These are women that can be trusted. I think that their willingness to choose and open adoption so that the baby's birth mother can be involved speaks volumes to their character. They both acknowledge that choosing adoption is a difficult and selfless act for the birth mother, and they want to help make the decision less painful if possible. My son adores them and is very well cared for. This experience has taught me to accept that my son is where he needs to be at this moment. He is with two beautiful, intelligent, creative, nurturing and trustworthy ladies. Knowing them has been an honor, and I consider them family. Sometimes the toughest circumstances lead to the brightest outcomes."