Tim & Sean

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hello from Tim and Sean (and Jules, too!) We are a fun, creative couple from the San Francisco Bay Area, and we are hoping to grow our family through adoption. It is our sincere wish to provide a safe, loving home for your child. Our daughter Jules is adopted, and she is so excited to be a big sister. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We look forward to getting to know you and answering any questions you may have!

A Few Things We Do
We love spending the day hiking the trails, visiting the beach to collect seashells, having lazy afternoon picnics with friends, camping among the redwoods, and most importantly visiting the duck pond. On a day in we play board games and puzzles or try our hand at a bake-off.
This is Our Story

We met on a blind date in college and knew we had something special when we spent the night talking until sunrise. Originally from Iowa, we were (literally!) first in line when same-sex marriage was legalized.

We’ve made a comfortable life in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2017 we adopted our daughter Jules. We are so happy to be parents. We enjoy time together as a family, be it cooking dinner, singing silly songs, or talking the hours away.

At Home
We live in Sunnyvale, California, a diverse city with beautiful weather in the heart of silicon valley. Our home is in a family-friendly neighborhood with tree-lined streets. We live close to parks and playgrounds, the schools are excellent, and it’s just a short bike ride to the ice cream shop.
We live by and teach our children…
  • Never stop reading
  • How to make friends wherever you go
  • If you want something, work hard to make it happen
  • As a family, we think it is important to eat dinner together every night
About Our Kid

Jules is a smart, adventurous “big girl”. She is an expert kite-flyer who knows the best hiding spots for hide-and-seek.

In her words: “I can’t wait to be a big sister!”

Our Thoughts About Each Other: Tim (by Sean)
Tim is a wonderful stay-at-home papa who creates a home filled with love and laughter. He loves to dance and read with Jules. He plans events with our friends and family, always managing to find some special occasion to celebrate, which usually includes cake. He is such an amazing cook that it’s sometimes a let-down when we order in (his tacos and barbecue are hard to beat). He is excellent at language and details, with degrees in both accounting and linguistics. Tim is loving, thoughtful, and full of insight, and I know he is excited to see our family grow.
Our Thoughts About Each Other: Sean (by Tim)

Sean is a software engineer who loves his job where he makes the Emoji happen on your phone. Sean is always learning something new. Aside from playing viola as a kid, he plays the piano, marimba, harmon ica, and clarinet—almost entirely self-taught. He recently picked up sketching and water-coloring to great effect, which isn’t a surprise since he is so talented! He is always eager to set up the telescope for a good look at the moon, and he can bake a mean sourdough.

What I love most about Sean is how patient and devoted a father he can be. When he shows Jules which piano key to press, or how to hold a pencil, I can see the joy reflected in her eyes and know she is experiencing something truly special.

What Makes Us Laugh & Happy: Tim
  • My daughter
  • The ocean
  • Birds
  • Freshly baked cookies
  • Pajamas
What Makes Us Laugh & Happy: Sean
  • Music
  • A good book
  • My own dad jokes
  • Making art
  • The outdoors
Meet Our Family

The grandmas are excited to welcome a grandchild. Our families live in different states, so we video call often between yearly visits. Our family vacations are perfect for catching up while building sandcastles at the beach, enjoying rides at Disneyland, or sledding in the snow.

We love having close friends over for dinner or holidays, so our child is surrounded with a full family of honorary Aunts and Uncles.

Other Nitty Gritty
  • Holidays are special at our house. We love hosting and cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner. We put on our own Easter egg hunts and elaborate Halloween costumes. And we believe in the magic of presents under the Christmas tree.
  • We attend church services for the holy days of Easter and Christmas, and occasionally throughout the year. Our congregation is welcoming to all families with an emphasis on providing for the community.
On Parenting
Our life is built on mutual love, respect, and honesty, and we hope to instill these virtues in our children. Our greatest wish is to provide a safe home filled with unconditional love, where our children can have fun, laugh, and create memories full of warmth. We believe it is our responsibility to provide a well-rounded upbringing for our child so they can achieve their dreams, no matter how big they are.

A Few Things We Do

We love spending the day hiking the trails, visiting the beach to collect seashells, having lazy afternoon picnics with friends, camping among the redwoods, and most importantly visiting the duck pond. On a day in we play board games and puzzles or try our hand at a bake-off.

Tim holding Jules with Sean outside
Fall colors are so inviting

This is Our Story

We met on a blind date in college and knew we had something special when we spent the night talking until sunrise. Originally from Iowa, we were (literally!) first in line when same-sex marriage was legalized. 

We’ve made a comfortable life in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2017 we adopted our daughter Jules. We are so happy to be parents. We enjoy time together as a family, be it cooking dinner, singing silly songs, or talking the hours away.

At Home

We live in Sunnyvale, California, a diverse city with beautiful weather in the heart of silicon valley. Our home is in a family-friendly neighborhood with tree-lined streets. We live close to parks and playgrounds, the schools are excellent, and it’s just a short bike ride to the ice cream shop.

Sean, Tim, and friend making pizza in kitchen
Making pizza with friends

We live by and teach our children…

  • Never stop reading
  • How to make friends wherever you go
  • If you want something, work hard to make it happen
  • As a family, we think it is important to eat dinner together every night

About Our Kid

Jules is a smart, adventurous “big girl”. She is an expert kite-flyer who knows the best hiding spots for hide-and-seek.

In her words: “I can’t wait to be a big sister!”

Our Thoughts About Each Other: Tim (by Sean)

Tim and Jules feeding goats
Don’t let the goats nibble your fingers!

Tim is a wonderful stay-at-home papa who creates a home filled with love and laughter. He loves to dance and read with Jules. He plans events with our friends and family, always managing to find some special occasion to celebrate, which usually includes cake. He is such an amazing cook that it’s sometimes a let-down when we order in (his tacos and barbecue are hard to beat). He is excellent at language and details, with degrees in both accounting and linguistics. Tim is loving, thoughtful, and full of insight, and I know he is excited to see our family grow.

Our Thoughts About Each Other: Sean (by Tim)

Sean is a software engineer who loves his job where he makes the Emoji happen on your phone. Sean is always learning something new. Aside from playing viola as a kid, he plays the piano, marimba, harmon ica, and clarinet—almost entirely self-taught. He recently picked up sketching and water-coloring to great effect, which isn’t a surprise since he is so talented! He is always eager to set up the telescope for a good look at the moon, and he can bake a mean sourdough.

 What I love most about Sean is how patient and devoted a father he can be. When he shows Jules which piano key to press, or how to hold a pencil, I can see the joy reflected in her eyes and know she is experiencing something truly special.

Jules and Sean holding a colorful kite in a field
Sean teaching Jules how to fly a kite

What Makes us Laugh & Happy: Tim

  • My daughter
  • The ocean
  • Birds
  • Freshly baked cookies
  • Pajamas

What Makes us Laugh & Happy: Sean

  • Music
  • A good book
  • My own dad jokes
  • Making art
  • The outdoors

Meet Our Family

Sean and Tim outside holding their daughter, everyone dressed in blue
Our little family…so far!

The grandmas are excited to welcome a grandchild. Our families live in different states, so we video call often between yearly visits. Our family vacations are perfect for catching up while building sandcastles at the beach, enjoying rides at Disneyland, or sledding in the snow. 

We love having close friends over for dinner or holidays, so our child is surrounded with a full family of honorary Aunts and Uncles.

Other Nitty Gritty

  • Holidays are special at our house. We love hosting and cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner. We put on our own Easter egg hunts and elaborate Halloween costumes. And we believe in the magic of presents under the Christmas tree.
  • We attend church services for the holy days of Easter and Christmas, and occasionally throughout the year. Our congregation is welcoming to all families with an emphasis on providing for the community.

On Parenting

Our life is built on mutual love, respect, and honesty, and we hope to instill these virtues in our children. Our greatest wish is to provide a safe home filled with unconditional love, where our children can have fun, laugh, and create memories full of warmth. We believe it is our responsibility to provide a well-rounded upbringing for our child so they can achieve their dreams, no matter how big they are.

More Information

Thank You

We truly believe that open adoption is a great way to have children. We promise to respect whatever level of communication and involvement that you are comfortable with. We also promise to share with our child the story of their birth and the selfless and loving person that brought them into their lives.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. We would love to hear from you, and we are here to talk to you at anytime if you would like to know more about us. 

We’d love to hear from you! Email us at TimAndSeanAdopt@gmail.com or call/text us at (408) 663-1567. 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: info@adamsromer.com. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.