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August 24th

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Yuki & Terry

Hello, we are Yuki and Terry! We have been married for twelve years and met while we were graduate students. Seven years after our meeting, we married in Yuki’s home country of Japan. After our honeymoon in New York and Japan, we each took positions at Texas universities and have been active in our community for twelve years.

Yuki expresses her love of learning and young people through her work as a professor. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in education and urban studies. She is interested in raising students’ awareness of other cultures. Yuki enjoys travel be it local, domestic or international. Taking students abroad is a summertime tradition. We also visit Yuki’s family in Japan every summer. Yuki enjoys spending time with her family and having dinner with friends. Yuki believes in a strong mind and body and enjoys yoga.
Terry’s career was in electrical design before finishing his master’s and doctoral degrees where he studied social psychology and leadership. As a professor, his interests are in the development of people and teaching them to understand each other and work together. He relaxes by taking on building projects now and then such as remodeling a bathroom, kitchen, building a deck or room addition for their home or another family member’s home.

We each enjoy traveling together and experiencing different cultures. We enjoy taking in community festivals, being involved in community projects and elections, as well as cooking and gardening. We are actively involved in helping each other achieve their goals.
We enjoy our families’ children and take an active role in their lives, education and welfare. We decided to adopt when we found we were unable to have children on our own and consider adopting much more than a logical next step in our relationship. Our families support our decision to adopt, as this child will be able to have their own place in our diverse family. We are looking forward as a couple and a family to sharing our love with this child!