San Francisco, CA
Emergency Room doctor and high school Spanish teacher.
Thanksgiving and Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
Visiting Motty's family in New York City
Among us, we speak Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew and have lived in Israel, Ecuador, Chile, China, and South Korea.
Hi! We are Tim and Motty from San Francisco. We are proud dads to a wonderful toddler named Dov, who came to us through an open adoption. Motty is an emergency room doctor from New York City and Tim is a high school Spanish teacher from Bakersfield, California. Dov is a sweet and active little boy. Our family is full of fun, laughter, and adventure, and we would love to expand it! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our family.
We both moved to San Francisco in July of 2014. That month, we met at a street fair when Motty noticed Tim from across the street and asked him for his phone number. We clicked immediately, and six months later we moved in together and never looked back. Five years ago we gathered our friends and family in Sonoma for our beautiful outdoor wedding on the Russian River.
Our life together has been filled with countless adventures, trips around the world, and constant laughter. More importantly, our life is full of simple joys such as neighborhood walks as a family, Friday night dinners with friends, and watching TV at the end of a long day.
Throughout our relationship, we have always dreamed of growing our family with kids. A year and a half ago, our son Dov came into our lives through open adoption and is an absolute joy!
Motty is one of the most amazing people you can ever hope to meet. He is incredibly smart, quick-witted, hard-working, and fun. On my first date with Motty, he somewhat jokingly said that he bought a Subaru just in case having a family was on the horizon. I immediately found his mix of humor, emphasis on family, and practicality charming. Over the next few years, I learned more about what a caring heart Motty has. He surrounds himself with friends and family, and loves nothing more than to have everyone gathered in our home for a big meal. Motty also cares passionately about healthcare, and got his Master’s in Business Administration to improve care for his patients.
Motty is the best dad! He is incredibly playful and always loving. His face lights up every time Dov laughs or does something new. He loves to go to playgrounds and parks and his favorite time with Dov is during bath time, when Dov gets to splash all the water and play with his bath toys.
Tim has endless curiosity and a great sense of adventure. After high school, he was ready to explore the world and moved to South America and Asia, where he learned several different languages. In addition to being curious, Tim is also a great educator, role model, and counselor. He serves as a mentor for several student groups at his school and his students routinely call him their favorite.
Tim is a great dad! During our time as co-dads, Tim has shown to be a wonderful, caring, and fun father. From dance parties in the living room, to story-time before bed, Tim loves every part of being a father. He especially loves playing games with Dov and teaching about all the animals in children’s books. If we are chosen, I know Tim will show your child all the love, adventure, and fun a child could have.
Dov is a smiley and curious toddler who is currently obsessed with getting into everything! His favorite activities include: pointing at birds, roaring like a lion, singing wheels on the bus, and playing with his soccer ball. We just know that he is going to be a great big brother to a little brother or sister.
We moved into our home four years ago hoping to grow our family in it. We fell in love with it because it has a large kitchen where Motty cooks up a storm and a big backyard where we often have friends and family over on the weekends.
We live on a quiet tree-lined street in Noe Valley, San Francisco. Noe Valley is also known as “Stroller Valley” because of all the kids here. It is fantastic for families! Within a few blocks of our home, we have several playgrounds, a library with tons of children’s programming, a weekly farmer’s market with a sing-along for kids, and lots of children’s bookstores and shops.
Beyond our neighborhood in San Francisco, we take advantage of what this city has to offer. You can often find us picnicking in the parks, hiking in the hills, or taking road trips along the California coast. We love the small mom and pop run restaurants throughout the city and have our favorite restaurant for each kind of food.
We both come from big families with lots of siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Motty grew up in a big Russian-speaking Jewish family with lots of love and warmth. He learned from his parents the importance of family first and mutual support. And as the son of immigrants, he learned the importance of appreciation and respect for other cultures. We travel to New York City several times a year to visit his parents, siblings, and our many young nieces and nephews. Being there for the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Passover is especially important to us! His mom cooks for days and we can’t miss it!
Tim grew up in a large extended family in Bakersfield, CA. Family holidays and traditions were especially important in his home, and we make sure to not miss Christmas or the Fourth of July celebrations! There have always been adopted members in Tim’s extended family, which is why we felt strongly about the adoption process.
We also believe strongly in the concept of a chosen family, and our friends are incredibly important to us. Your child would be surrounded by love.
We promise to keep a home and family that will be full of love, kindness, support, and caring.
We promise to share your child’s story with them and tell them all the love that went into your decision.
Thank you again for taking the time to consider us.