We’re Tara and Mark and are excited and grateful for you to learn about us. We admire and appreciate your courage, strength and love for your child.
Since the earliest days of our relationship, we always knew we would be including adoption in our family plan. We can’t wait to grow our family, make new memories and fill our home with even more love and laughter.
Our lives are largely spent with family and friends, playing with our dog, weekend trips to the beach and other adventures. We look forward to enjoying all of these experiences with our expanded family as well as weekend morning pancakes, big family vacations, playing with toys and games, listening to music, reading books and movie nights in bed.
We understand that you have many decisions as to what’s best for you and your baby. We are very ready to love a child and similarly prepared to share a lifetime of compassion and encouragement. Thank you for your time and any consideration of us.
With love and gratitude,
Tara and Mark
Fun Facts about Tara & Mark
Favorite Sports Teams: We both love Penn State football and the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have an inhouse rivalry between hockey teams though – Tara loves the Washington Capitals and Mark loves the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Favorite places: The Jersey shore (or any beach!), Disney World, our local parks, Philadelphia, Washington DC, the Blue Ridge Mountains (where we had our first date!) and the Caribbean.
Favorite hobbies: We enjoy cooking and baking together, taking day trips to nearby towns, visiting museums, watching movies and putting together puzzles. We love watching (and competing at) Jeopardy. Mark enjoys drawing, while Tara has taken up photography.
Favorite holidays: We love the magic of Christmas: the decorations, the music, the baking and the time together with family. We also enjoy the summer holidays, especially the 4th of July, which we normally spend at the beach with Tara’s family. Sunshine, grilling and time at the pool make each of the summer holidays enjoyable.