Meet Dave, Dawn & Nolan


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Hello, we are Dave and Dawn Schmidt. Thanks so much for letting us share a little bit about our family with you! Our journey began when we met the first week of college. It didn't take long before we became best friends and fell in love. Shortly after our wedding in 2001, we moved to Washington and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Over the years we have enjoyed tons of adventures camping and hiking and traveling whenever we could.
In 2011 we became a family of 3 and were blessed with our son, Nolan, with the help of fertility treatments. A few years later we were ready to grow our family, but fertility treatments were unsuccessful the second time around. Both of us knew that we were not ready to give up on our hopes for a second child, and we made the decision to start our adoption journey with Adoption Services of Spokane. Both of us are looking forward to the joy, laughter and love that comes with parenting another little person. And we can’t tell you how excited Nolan is to be a big brother!

Dave is a Regulatory Manager/Food Scientist at Starbucks and to say that he loves coffee is an understatement.  He also likes gardening, cooking for friends and family and playing ball with Nolan and our dog, Juno.  Dave is from Wisconsin and we try to visit his parents, two sisters and large family there as often as possible.

Dawn is a Compliance Analyst for the Legal team at a sports apparel company.  She loves photography and and is always up for a good board game with family and friends.  Dawn’s sister and her husband live close by here in Washington and are a huge part of our lives.  We moved into our neighborhood four years ago and have a three bedroom home on a great cul-de-sac with lots of neighborhood parks nearby.

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Nolan is seven years old and loves second grade!  He also enjoys swimming and is a green belt in Tae Kwon Do.  He loves music and just started drum lessons this year and is practicing for his first performance in December.  Watching Nolan grow and find the things that inspire him fills our hearts.  It's also the times when he laughs so hard at the latest knock-knock joke, grabs our hands to go play in the snow or asks for one more story at bedtime, these things remind us every day just how much we cherish being parents and that we cannot wait to welcome another child into our family and into our hearts.

Although we have never met, we want you to know how incredibly brave you are and that our respect for you is beyond words.  We know you have big decisions ahead of you and are so grateful that you took the time to consider us.  Please know that our hearts are with you and your baby as you navigate what is best for your lives and futures.