Henry, Dirk and Cameron Selland
Henry (by Dirk)
Henry is a handsome, romantic man with a very big heart. He is known by others as the one who will go the extra mile for his friends, family and me. He has an excellent work ethic, charitable spirit and strong moral compass. Henry loves going to the movies, playing tennis, downloading and listening to music, road trips, cruising the world by ship, and playing games on the Wii. He is a warm and loving papa to our daughter Cameron. Since her birth, Henry has enjoyed being a STAY-AT-HOME DAD and will continue in this role when our next child arrives. He looks forward to experiencing the baby milestones again from the first smile to the first step!
Aunt Maria's tasty Tamales or an evening out for zesty Italian food!
Silver and Blue
Sightseeting in Athens, Greece & Barcelona, Spain but topped off by Venice, Italy where Dirk proposed to me!
Scandal, Revenge & The Good Wife
Monopoly, Super Mario Brothers and Battleship
Listening to music, traveling, and playing Nintendo Wii
We are thrilled to expand our family through open adoption again because we want our children to grow up knowing they are loved by you and us. We are excited about getting to know you and welcoming you and your baby into our lives as part of our loving family.
We want to provide our children with a family life based on healthy and loving relationships and a home filled with joy and lots of laughter. We feel we have a lot to offer our children and will give them the opportunity to get a good education and grow up to be happy and successful in their lives. We can’t wait to help with homework, teach them to ride a bike, play catch in the yard, attend their school functions, go swimming at the pool on hot summer days, build sand castles at the beach and watch them open gifts at Christmas!
We met eight years ago and felt an immediate connection between us as we discovered we shared similar values and goals. Soon after, we realized we had found our lifelong partner and soul mate. Through the years we have built a strong, stable, loving, fun-filled and supportive relationship - one with a strong spiritual foundation. In 2006, Dirk proposed to Henry in the romantic city of Venice, Italy. A year later, we were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the water. Our dream has always been to raise a large family together and live each day to its fullest. We adopted Cameron in 2008 and we can't wait to welcome the newest addition to our family.
Cameron is our very energetic, kind, loving, funny, and curious daughter who loves to clap when her favorite TV show, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", comes on. She enjoys riding her bike, dancing to music and playing
with her toys and books. Cameron came into our lives in October 2008 through our first adoption with Independent Adoption Center. We maintain contact on a regular basis with her birthmother. We treasure the relationships we have with our siblings thus we look forward to adding another child to our family so our children can play and bond as they grow
We live in a sought after suburb just north of Baltimore – a city where we were married and where Cameron was baptized. Our home is located on a cul-de-sac and is open and airy with lots of room to run and play. The neighborhood is filled with young children and even has a swimming pool for hot summer days. Our welcoming city of Perry Hall offers great family recreation and entertainment including several parks, many walking and biking trails and a top-rated elementary school. Our home is just minutes from a fantastic zoo, a world class aquarium with really cool dolphin shows, a large railroad museum, an interactive science museum for children, and numerous activities for kids of all ages to join.
It would not be home without our lovely Chihuahuas, Austin and Nikko. Austin is a long hair Chihuahua who loves playing with his toys. Nikko is a short hair Chihuahua who enjoys sitting on your lap and chasing Austin. They love to run on the beach and meet other dogs at the dog park. We think they will make great little playmates for our children! In fact, Cameron loves chasing Austin and Nikko around the house and throwing their toys for them to run and fetch.
Our children will grow up in a loving and caring family. We enjoy making regular treks to visit our families in North Carolina and Virginia. Three grandparents, six aunts and uncles, and thirteen cousins can’t wait to include our next child in all of our family outings. They look forward to
visiting amusement parks, sharing Carolina barbecues, visiting the monuments and museums in our nation’s capitol, and eating Maryland crabs after a fun day playing on the beach with our children. Our families are very supportive of our decision to adopt and are already planning lots of future visits to see us.
Dirk (by Henry)
Dirk is an outgoing, honest, caring and loyal person. Prior to his current job as a judge for the federal government, Dirk was a Naval Officer who served aboard submarines. Away from work, Dirk enjoys playing and watching sports, especially his alma mater, North Carolina State University. He has a great sense of humor and is fun to be around. He is also a fantastic father to our daughter Cameron. He loves playing, singing, and teaching her new things. His favorite part of the day is giving Cameron a bath then reading her a bedtime story each night. He can’t wait to rock our new little one to sleep, and he also looks forward to taking our children to football games in the fall and baseball games in the spring!
Mom's Meatloaf or eating outside at our favorite neighborhood Mexican restaurant
Modern Family, American Idol, Friday Night Lights
Tennis, Football and Baseball
Red (NC State Red)