Tami & Goldry

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Dear Birthparent(s),
We want to begin with expressing our deep gratitude to you for taking the time to read our profile and getting to know us a little better as you make a very critical and important life decision to choose your adoptive family.  We honor your courage and strength and know that if you choose us, your child will be raised with an abundance of love, safety, joy, security and opportunity. 

Our Journey

We have each traveled a long road in life, one that has been filled with moments of the extraordinary to moments of challenges and sorrow, and it is each of these moments that have made us into the compassionate, conscious, giving and dedicated people we are today.  We waited a long time to find each other and the day we did was the day a whole new life journey began to take place.

One could say it was a “love at first sight” experience and we believe that a deeper soul-to-soul connection took place knowing there was a greater purpose for why we came together.  Despite the many obvious differences that existed between us, the ease and flow of sharing and communicating with each other, the non-stop laughter and the discovery of how much we actually had in common all affirmed we were “it” for each other.  And it has been a blessing.

Tami is a Jewish girl from New York, a global jet setter, all about social justice and has a very diverse community of family and friends. Goldry is a country-living mechanic from Boulder, Colorado.  In some ways we made no sense and yet now in every way we make complete sense.  We share a love that is genuine and an indescribable bond that is based on mutual respect and honoring of who we are as individuals and who we are as a couple.  We are quite the force!  We laugh every time we tell people that we met on the dating app Tinder.  Tinder doesn’t necessarily have the reputation of being the online dating source to find your life partner but it worked for us!  And we are so grateful for it because without it we may not have ever found each other.

Becoming Parents

Tami has always known she was born to be a mother and it is evident by the professional path she chose.  She has spent the past 25+ years dedicating her life to children and youth around the globe and many will say she has already been a mother to many.  The impact she has had on the lives of many inspired a dear friend and former colleague in Kenya, Africa to name her daughter after her so that she would never forget Tami and 18 years later Tami has been a huge part of her namesake’s life by helping to raise her in ways she could from afar. 

Goldry has a stepson, Josh, who was born with cerebral palsy.  Goldry helped raise Josh since he was 2 (now 24).  Goldry believes that raising a child with disabilities strengthened who he is as a person and raising Josh was a major life teacher.  To this day Josh continues to call Goldry his father and they share a very special relationship. 

We knew right away that we wanted to have a child and that we would be the best parents ever.  Between Tami’s natural mothering abilities and Goldry’s playful and hardworking spirit, we would rock as a mom and dad together.  It didn’t take long before we conceived our first child and 13 weeks into the pregnancy we experienced our first miscarriage.  It was devastating yet we believe it strengthened us as a couple.  We learned that due to Tami’s age the quality of her eggs had diminished and conceiving naturally would be very difficult so we decided to do a round of fertility treatment that led to a 2nd miscarriage.  We had both always thought of adopting one day and it was actually one of the things that we realized we had in common. It became clear after the two miscarriages our path to becoming parents was being chosen for us and adoption was to always be the way we would create our own family.

Tami about Goldry

My husband is amazing.  The way he loves me is a gift.  When friends first started to meet him the most common words used to describe him were open, genuine and loving.  He is a simple man who grounds me.  He is super talented and great with his hands.  He can fix just about everything and I love to watch his creative juices flow when he starts building or making something.  His name is so fitting cause he has the biggest heart of gold.  He has an incredible brotherhood of friends who have each other’s backs in ways you don’t often see amongst men.  He is hard working and one of the most supportive people I know.  And one of the things I love about him is his playful spirit.  I often tease him and call him my “man-child”; he is a man in all the perfect ways and it is his innocence, playfulness and adventurous spirit that makes life with him the best.  I couldn’t ask for a better partner and I couldn’t ask for a more special man to be the father of our child.

Goldry about Tami:
My wife is loving in every way.  She always has others in mind before herself.  She always has my back and is my greatest champion.  She has a wonderful spirit and I know she will make the best mom ever.  I am inspired by her commitment for humanity and I am honored to be her husband.  My friends couldn’t believe that such a worldly, wonderful, responsible and beautiful woman would choose me, the redneck, hippie mechanic!  I love my wife very much and can’t wait to be a dad that will back his incredible wife as a mom.

Before We Go

We really are so excited and ready to become parents.  We promise to love, honor and cherish your birth child and you as the birth parent(s).  We believe the healthiest way for adoption is through openness and commit to creating a plan that works for all.  It is also our commitment to raise this child connected to your family heritage as they share in ours.  Our child will be raised with a strong sense of family and community and will live a full and rich life filled with adventures and life-changing experiences.  When it comes right down to it we will make rock’n parents who will raise healthy, grounded, loving, responsible and compassionate children just like their adoptive parents!

We thank you for taking this courageous step and for giving us the opportunity to fulfill our dreams of becoming parents.  Just know how special we believe you are.

 
Ryan Imondi