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August 2020

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Hello!  We are Tom, Jin, Kihana (Kiki), and Kolton.  Tom and I met in 2005 after I moved in next door to him in an apartment and 6 years later we got married in Maui.  We’ve always wanted children but never expected we would struggle with infertility.  After much research and discussion with family and friends that have adopted, we knew this is our path.  Three years ago, we adopted our first baby girl.  She came to us at 2 months old.  She is now 3 and is a dream come true for us.  She is full of personality, funny, beautiful, and smart.  Kiki has made a huge impact on our lives and we feel very lucky and blessed to have her and to call her our daughter.  During this process, we met with Mark and his team at the office.  We didn’t know what to expect and were actually fairly nervous and he sat us down and explained to us his part of the process and even told us personal stories about his own adoptions.  It definitely made us more at ease.  

Family is very important to both of us. We both have a large family that lives nearby in the area.  We want to expand our family and give Kiki a sibling that she can bond with and share her memories.  We had been waiting for our next baby for about seven months and three months ago, we got a phone call from the adoption agency saying a birth mom wanted to meet us and so we met her and baby that same weekend and we instantly fell in love with baby.  We finally took him home a few days later.  Kolton was just 3 months old.  It felt like it was meant to be.  He is now 6 months.  Our baby boy is an active, happy little baby and very social.  He (we all) adjusted very quickly and well as a family.  Kiki loves to make him laugh and he adores her.  We again feel very lucky and blessed to have him in our family and to call him our son.  It’s definitely another dream come true for us.  Mark and Sarah once again helped us with our finalization process.  This time it was even simpler having been through this before and the finalization happened quicker than the last time.  We also had the same judge that presided over our daughter’s finalization.  Overall, we are very happy with of our experiences with Mark and Sarah.  They are very easy to communicate with and very personable.  

Thank you again for all you do to help us finalize the adoption of both of our babies!

Tom and Jin