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Hi! Thanks for taking the time to visit our page and learn a little bit about us. We're excited for the opportunity to grow our family with adoption. We'll give you a brief intro to us, and we hope to have the chance to get to know you as well.
We met in Maryland, while we were both working at the Johns Hopkins hospital. We quickly became friends, and then more than friends, and finally were married while living in Boston (destination wedding in San Diego!). After six years in Boston we moved out to California and love living in the beautiful Bay area. We have been married for 9 years.
We love to spend time outdoors, which is great in California with easy access to mountains, the ocean, wildlife, and more. We love to hike, whether it's a day hike in the area or a backpacking trip in the mountains. We also do a lot of traveling together - we've visited 23 countries together and 6 continents! For us, traveling is a great chance to learn about other cultures, see incredible sights, and experience how people live all around the world. Almost everything that we do, we do together - going to the gym, cooking dinner, walking around downtown are all better together.
We both come from large families (7 siblings for Sharla, 6 siblings for Ben) and spend a lot of time visiting with family who now live all over the country. We have 28 nieces and nephews! We're fortunate to be able to spend time with family often.