Meet Annie and Sam...
Hi! We are Annie and Sam. Annie teaches middle school English (and as a result has endless hilarious stories) and Sam is Clinical Manager of MRI at a major hospital. With our cat, Daisy, our home is always filled with love, laughter, and the happiness of being married to our best friend.
We met ten years ago working at a summer camp where Annie was the photography instructor and Sam was the camp photographer and we have been inseparable ever since. We hiked Mount Monadnock for our first date and realized quickly that we wanted to climb all of life’s mountains together.
We share passions for hiking and camping, exploring museums and traveling the world together. Our travels have taken us on amazing adventures, from hiking a glacier in Iceland to exploring a Medieval fortress in Estonia.
Annie can be found either cooking, reading, gardening or baking.
Sam spends most of his free time editing photos and reading up about the latest advancements in technology. Sam has truly helped us to “build a home” as he is constantly starting one home improvement project after another.
Qualities We See in Each Other:
Sam: Annie is the greatest person that anyone could ever want for a mother. She is warm and loving, kind, caring, and compassionate. I learn more and more from her every day – she makes me want to always be the best version of myself. Not to mention, she is both intentionally and unintentionally the goofiest person I’ve ever known.
Annie: Sam is truly the most compassionate person I have ever met. He treats everyone with kindness and humility. Sam has an amazing sense of humor and is always making those around him laugh. He puts everyone at ease and is a constant source of support and strength for his family.
Our Extended Family:
We are lucky that Sam’s parents and brother live nearby. Annie’s sister lives close by and her parents live in Seacoast New Hampshire. All are thrilled to welcome a new member to the family.
Our Adoption Story:
Annie was adopted herself and has always wanted to begin her family through adoption. She was lucky enough to have a partner who immediately understood how important this process was to her and was eager to start the journey together.
Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Children:
We are looking forward to taking our child to the beach, hiking, biking, and traveling. We are also so excited about the little moments like bath time and reading stories before bed. Annie is eager to have a helper to decorate cookies and Sam a partner to play catch with in the backyard.
We spend every holiday with our family and friends. We often combine major holidays at our home to spend with both sides of the family together. We love to host everyone for either a sit-down dinner or a barbeque on the back porch.
Our Home & Neighborhood:
Our home is lovingly decorated with artifacts and pictures from our travels. We have a large plot with a pool and a lovingly maintained garden. We are able to walk downtown within a few minutes. Our town prides itself on its community, which has many small businesses, parks, and highly rated schools.
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:
- Detailed family profile
- Beautiful Photo Albums
- Letters written by the parents