Our names are Greg and Denise Papin.
Greg is currently 46 years old. Denise is currently 44 years old.
We have one child his name is Gage and he is 6 years old.
Our child is of Caucasian ethnicity. We adopted Gage out of the foster care system in Los Angeles County.
Greg works full-time for NW Paperbox Company as a Customer Service Representative and has a somewhat flexible work schedule. Greg was in the Navy for almost a decade and enjoyed that environment.
Denise is a stay-at-home parent and has a flexible work schedule. She sometimes helps family out by watching nieces or nephews.
We live in the State of Oregon.
Our home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a backyard ready for playing. The backyard has a sandbox, kiddie pools, soccer net, and garden.
We live in a Suburban neighborhood.
We have two dogs and two cats and one guinea pig. We live on the Columbia Gorge and enjoy hiking and looking for the beautiful waterfalls in our area. We also live close to Blue Lake Park which has a lake and many acres of nature to walk, scooter, or ride bikes as well as a playground.
We were foster parents in Los Angeles County for 3 years and had 5 placements one of which is Gage our now adopted son. Denise also spent a few years in the Big Brother Big Sister program mentoring a young girl that was 11 years old. Both of us are dedicated to learning and adapting to parenting challenges by taking a class, reading, or watching videos. We took a parenting course through the local YMCA called the "Incredible Years" and have watched many Karyn Purvis videos, and have read "The Whole Brain Child" and "No Drama Discipline". We try to educate ourselves on attachment and connection philosophies.