Seth & Natalie

Dear Expectant Mother,

We see the love it takes to consider adoption and are impressed by your courage. We hope this letter will give you a glimpse of who we are and our values as a family. We want to thank you for taking the time to read about the ways we hope to share our lives with a child. We are humbled that you would consider us and we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you to tell you a bit more about us and find out about your hopes and dreams for your child.

With Love & Gratitude,
Seth & Natalie

1-Our StoryOur Story

We met nine years ago when we were both out with friends. We dated for three years and have been married for five. On our first date Seth and his roommate made dinner for Natalie and we spent hours talking. It was comfortable and familiar. Four months after we met, Seth brought Natalie to his home state of New Hampshire to meet
his family and attend his mother’s wedding to his step-dad. It was on that trip that we knew that we were destined to be together and become family.

We are a very connected couple and we like to check in with one another throughout the day. We enjoy spending time in our kitchen cooking and have most of our family meals together at home. We have a wide group of friends with whom we love to spend time. We really appreciate living in San Francisco, but we also love to be in nature and often go for hikes around the Bay Area. We enjoy going on walks—a favorite is to Baker Beach just under the Golden Gate Bridge, which is quite close to our home. We also love to be in our garden and spend many Sundays in our backyard gardening and enjoying the sunshine.

We love to travel and look forward to sharing those experience with our child. We take small trips almost every month and have travelled throughout the U.S. and internationally. We have visited Mexico, Puerto Rico, Holland and Belgium. Natalie’s uncle lives in Montana close to Yellowstone National Park and we visit frequently. We find that traveling is a great gift and we feel fortunate that we will be able to share it with our future child.

We both have our own businesses in creative fields; creativity is one of our family traits. Natalie is a florist and Seth is an architect. We are grateful that we get to express our creativity for a living. We have the freedom to make our own schedules and will be able to take time off with our child. We also plan to expose them to various creative activities so they can express themselves.

Family & Friends

Our family and friends are a huge part of our lives and they will be for our child, as well. We have five nieces and nephews and love spending time with them. Seth plays “dress-up” with the girls and lets them “do” his hair. Natalie goes to her nephews’ baseball games even though she doesn’t know an inning from a slam-dunk! Then we switch, Natalie doing the girls’ nails and Seth teaching the boys how to throw a fastball. We both feel blessed to have such wonderful relationships with our parents and siblings and they cannot wait to welcome our child into their lives.

Natalie’s parents live only a few hours away and visit almost every month. They are looking forward to being grandparents again. Seth’s parents live across the country and will come out for extended trips so that they can spend quality time together. Having a community of friends and family around is the backbone of our family life.

2-About NatalieWhy Seth Loves Natalie

Natalie is a wonderful partner and wife. She is an amazing person, dedicated to her friends and family, passionate about her job, creative, talented, and a beautiful person. Everyone loves Natalie! She is strong, thoughtful, and dedicated to making our life wonderful. She is very close with her family, and is absolutely amazing with our nieces and nephews. Natalie has always wanted to be a mother and to have a family of her own and I feel blessed to be able to share that with her. Natalie will be a thoughtful, nurturing, teaching, caring and fun parent.

Natalie grew up in a rural farming community in central California. As a child she loved learning about nature in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains. She enjoyed going to concerts in the city park, and taking trips, especially to San Francisco. Natalie knew young that she wanted to live in a big city and moved to San Francisco after high school. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in industrial design. She loves flowers and took a job at a busy florist. Now she owns her own floral and event design business. She has a great group of employees who always make work fun. She has made her business kid-friendly; several of her employees are parents so Natalie set up child care at work.

Natalie loves being connected to her community. She organizes a group focusing on local women in business and the arts with a different speaker at each event. Natalie spends her spare time exercising, hiking, and gardening in our yard or at the flower garden at her design studio.

3-About SethWhy Natalie Loves Seth

Seth is the perfect match for me. He is a great communicator and he is constantly making me feel cared for and looked after. He is loving and fun and is always making people laugh. I love that he will be a funny dad and will keep humor in our home. Seth always takes the time to connect with his family even though they live far away. He calls his grandmother on Sundays and they have the sweetest talks.

Seth grew up in New Hampshire and has a strong bond to this part of the country. Seth grew up in a small town that was the perfect setting for a young kid. He loved riding his bike and acted in the local theatre. Seth went to college in Ohio at the same college that his father and brother attended, and graduated with a degree in architecture.

Seth loves to spend time with his friends, read, hike and ride his bike. His latest hobby is surfing. He has been going out to the beach close to our home at least once a week. He is most happy when surrounded by the people he loves and sharing his appreciation for life.

Seth is terrific with kids and is very at ease and confident with them. Our nieces and nephews have a special bond with him. He plays make believe with his young nieces and goes bowling with his older nephews. I love that Seth is so dedicated to family, and know he will be as wonderful a father as he has been a husband.

4-Our HomeOur Home & Community

We live in San Francisco in a safe neighborhood full of families with children. While we live in a city, our neighborhood has a “small town” feel. We see our neighbors on the street walking their dogs and kids play on the sidewalk. There are several good schools in our neighborhood and two different playgrounds within a few blocks of our house. We live three blocks from the entrance to the Presidio, which is a National Park full of hiking trails, preschools, playgrounds and museums, including the Walt Disney Museum.

We have a lovely, spacious home completely remodeled by Seth to be open, full of light and with several outdoor areas including a back yard. We have a nursery prepared for our child and our home is already set up for kids to feel at home.  We have one cubby filled with toys for kids of all ages so that when our family and friends’ children come over they have fun things to play with.

What We Value

We value family and community first—our relationships with each other and our family and friends are our highest priority. Everything else in our lives is centered around these relationships being strong and healthy.  We plan on sharing these values with our child, and teaching him or her about responsibility and the importance of having an open heart.
We will offer our child unconditional support in whatever path he or she may choose, and provide a loving and safe environment for him or her to thrive in. Our goal is to raise a happy child who is considerate and curious. We plan on providing the very best education for our child in a learning environment that fits his or her specific needs.

5-What We ValueWe have always known that we wanted to be parents and we decided that adoption is the way that we want to grow our family. Natalie has multiple adopted family members including her father, uncle and cousin, so adoption felt like the natural way to extend our family especially when we were unable to do so biologically. We feel so happy that we have started this process and we cannot wait to share our life with our child.

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking time to read our profile. We would love the opportunity to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have for us. We can be reached toll free at 1-800-691-6584 or by email at You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at You can also visit their website at