Hilary and Evan
Welcome to Us
Hi there! We are Hilary & Evan along with our daughter, Paige. We’re from Southern California. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. The profound and undeniable love you have for your baby will give us the chance to grow our family, and for that we are immeasurably grateful. We know you are looking for a wonderful home and future for your child and we sincerely believe we can provide just that. We are a kind and loving couple, and we wholeheartedly enjoy being parents. We have so much love to give and we are excited to welcome another precious child into our family. Sending peace, love, and heartfelt appreciation.
About Us – Our Love Story: We have known each other for over 30 years! We met in preschool and grew up as next-door neighbors. From preschool playmates to husband and wife, we always knew we would be an amazing team! We were raised in Temecula, California, which is a large suburb outside of San Diego. We now live in Murrieta, which is about 20 minutes from our childhood homes. This year we celebrated 10 wonderful years of marriage, filled with unconditional love and tremendous adventure. Almost 2 years ago, we welcomed our beautiful daughter, Paige, through the gift of adoption and our life has been forever changed.
We spent over 12 years together before becoming parents. We traveled the world, lived all over the United States and abroad, met goals we thought were impossible, had countless date nights, and tried every restaurant we could find. We took the time to really get to know each other. We fell deeper and deeper in love, and we became adults together. That time built us into a strong, accomplished couple, fully ready for family life. We waited a long time to become parents and now we want to soak it all in. We don’t want to miss a moment with our children. We love being a family and we are excited to watch it grow!
Our Thoughts on Parenting: Love, education, and exploration are the cornerstones of how we parent. We believe our job is to honor and support our children’s individuality and to create a safe and supportive environment for them to be uniquely themselves. We strive to instill a love of learning and a voracious curiosity in the hopes that they will be constantly amazed by the vast and beautiful world around them. We work hard every day to show kindness, love, and patience because we know the importance of leading by example.
About Evan, By Evan: I grew up in a very loving and supportive home in Temecula, California. As a kid, I played a variety of sports and loved to learn about all aspects of space and science. This led me to pursue my degree in astrophysics. Because of my physics background, I started working with particle accelerators and currently work for the largest cancer treatment company in the world. My job as a global project manager allows me to work primarily from home and has extremely flexible hours. For fun, I love to travel, read, watch and play sports, snowboard, and stay up all night exploring space with my dad and our gigantic telescope!
About Evan by Hilary: Evan is BRILLIANT, kind, and genuine. He is thoughtful with his words and caring in his actions. He loves with his whole heart and takes commitments more seriously than anyone I have ever known. He has so much to be proud of (he truly is a genius and he’s a rock star at work) but you would never know it because he never boasts or brags. He is logical and level-headed, and he carefully considers every decision he makes. Evan is a steady voice of reason and he’s the person everyone calls when they have a question. He is a fantastic listener and he has a gift for making people feel valued and heard. I have no idea how I got so lucky, but I am grateful beyond words. He takes tremendous pride in being a father and his family is his greatest joy. I mean this with the deepest sincerity: he is an incredible dad.
- I really love Macaroni and cheese. I could eat it for every meal.
- I have a unique ability to tell amazing bedtime stories.
- I play guitar.
- My childhood hero was Stephen Hawking.
- I love the great outdoors! We can hike, swim, and just enjoy being outside practically all year long!
About Hilary, By Hilary: I grew up in Temecula, California, right next door to Evan! Although we have lived in many places for Evan’s career, I am a Californian through and through. I love the beach and year-round sunshine! I have a degree in Education and a cosmetology license, which allowed me to work as a hairstylist and in-salon educator before Paige was born. Nowadays, I am VERY happy to be a stay-at-home mom. I absolutely love caring for my family and I’m so grateful for my background in education because it gave me tools I use everyday to teach Paige her ABC’s, 123’s, and much more. In my free time, I enjoy riding my spin bike, eating cookies and muffins (which is basically the whole reason I exercise), online shopping, listening to all kinds of music, reading, hiking, gardening, and watching anything that has way too much singing and dancing in it. Have you seen Hamilton? It’s amazing!
About Hilary by Evan: Hilary’s name means “cheerful” and that couldn’t be more accurate. She literally pops up out of bed every morning and starts singing about it being a beautiful day or how happy she is to be alive. Hilary is fearless, driven, and passionate, and she always roots for the underdog. She is witty and sarcastic and can make almost anyone laugh. She gives her all to everything she does and is endlessly productive and moving. She loves deeply and isn’t afraid to have tough conversations. She is constantly searching for ways to understand people so she can find the best ways to love and encourage them. Her unmatched excitement for life and her incredible capacity to give love are just a small part of what makes her an amazing mom.
- I will pick sweet over salty every time.
- I was voted class clown in the 6th grade. I’m still hilarious.
- I absolutely love listening to live music!
- I knew I was going to build my family through adoption since I was little.
- I was a choir nerd from grades 2-12 and loved every minute of it.
Our Home and Community
We love living in sunny California! We feel very fortunate to live in a safe neighborhood with excellent schools.
Our home has 4-bedrooms, a big backyard, and a park right across the street. Our community is new and was designed with young families in mind. It has 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools, countless parks, and lots of walking trails.
Our town is centrally located and only 30 minutes from beaches and mountains, and just an hour from Disneyland! We are also driving distance to the museums and cultural centers of San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
Our Tiny Zoo: We have 2 miniature dachshunds, Lana and Loki, and a cat, Bailey. Lana and Loki are best friends and spend most of their days snuggled up in the sun. Bailey is a total sweetheart. She and Paige have a precious relationship and they love chasing each other around the house.
Meet Paige: Paige is a little ray of sunshine. She is smart, sweet, and full of life and she knows exactly what she wants. She loves the beach, her “Christmas Bear,” and broccoli (seriously!). Paige is joyful and loving, and we know she will be a wonderful big sister!
Family means the world to us. They are some of our best friends and our greatest support system. Our family adores Paige and they are over the moon excited to welcome another precious addition.
Evan’s family: My amazing parents, Cory and Chin, raised my brother, Chad, and I to be kind and respectful to everyone and pushed us to pursue our dreams in life. They were such great parents that my cousin, Mari, asked to live with us when she was 14. My parents raised her as if she was one of their own and my brother and I loved having her as a big sister. My father was an Air Force and commercial pilot and my mom was a stay-at-home mom. Because my dad was a commercial pilot, we were able to travel a lot when we were younger and have a great relationship with the vast majority of our huge family, who lives mostly in California and Florida. Chad and his wife, Kristen, live in Los Angeles and we love meeting up with them for a day at the beach or a trip to the aquarium. My parents live just across town and we see them several times a week!
Hilary’s family I have a BIG family, which includes 1 sister, 1 half-sister, 2 stepsister, 3 stepbrothers, and 4 loving parents. As you might expect, this comes with a bit of a story. When I was 7 years old, my parents divorced and, while it certainly came with some challenges, it shaped much of how I see the world. My mom and dad were, and still are, very different from one another, and being raised in two different homes (or what sometimes felt like two different worlds) exposed me to a way of thinking that I cherish and feel very fortunate for. I learned that being “blood related” doesn’t matter – if you have love, you have family. I learned the value of commitment and the importance of stability in a child’s life, which is now a huge priority for me as we raise a family. I learned that all families live differently and there’s no one “right” way to do things. And above anything else, I learned not to pass judgement or make assumptions about anyone. Living in two vastly different homes I saw clearly that not everyone is having the same experience, but everyone is trying to find joy.
My mom and stepdad, Tamie and Steve, live nearby and pop by often to play with Paige. My dad and stepmom, Sam and Kathy, live in Arizona by my sister and her husband, Jill and Justin. Jill and Justin have two daughters, Austyn, who’s 2, and Lindy, who was just born! We are very tight-knit and we see each other as often as possible.
Our Promises as Parents
- We are passionate about human rights and equality, and we promise to teach integrity, kindness, and love above all else.
- We promise to teach your child that they are capable of achieving anything, and we are here to lift them up so they can reach their dreams.
- Life ebbs and flows to create something beautiful. We promise to teach the importance of laughing as often as possible and finding joy in the good times as well as the challenging ones.
- We promise to love your child fiercely and wholly, without conditions or hesitation.
- We promise your child will know their adoption story and the profound love and selflessness you have shown.
In Closing: Thank you for getting to know us and for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We hope we have given you a sense of how much love we have to give and how much we value and enjoy being parents. We have tremendous respect for you and are eager to meet such a courageous woman.
Wishing you peace & love,
Evan & Hilary