We are Tom and Tonia. We live in rural North Idaho, where both of us were raised.  We have been married for 22 years.  We own our home and surrounding ten acres.  We love the outdoors and have a strong attachment to nature. Our hobbies include camping, fishing, and hiking, gardening, traveling, spending time with our pets, and playing indoor board and computer games. We would rather spend our days together and with our pets and family than with anyone else.

Tom is a computer technician and able to work mostly from home, allowing him to be a stay-at-home dad. Tonia is a small animal veterinarian.  The majority of the time, our schedules allow for at least one of us to stay home.  When we both must be away for work (which isn’t often), we are fortunate to have parents, siblings and nieces available to help out.  We are very lucky in that the majority of both of our families live within a 20 minute drive from us.

We were both raised in Christian families, with small town values focused on family and stability.  As adults, neither of us attend church, but we both adhere to the morals and values we were raised with.  We don’t practice any particular religion, but are very open-minded and wish for our children to be as well.

We adopted our daughter, Novia, in 2013.  She is now 2 ½ years old, and we are ready to expand our family once again. We love being parents.  We have such close relationships with our own siblings that we want Novia to experience the same.  We also believe that the unique experiences Novia and her sibling will share, as being adopted children, will create a special bond between them.

We wish to have open, honest communication with our children about their adoptive histories and biological families.  We also wish to accommodate any desires you have to be involved in your child’s life.  We can share pictures, letters, phone calls or visits if this is something you desire.

We want your child to live a full, happy, healthy life, as I know you do.  Even though we don’t know each other, the love for our child and our desires to provide the best for him/her are wishes we share.  We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Tom & Tonia

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