First and foremost, whoever you are, wherever you are. . . we send you our love, our comfort, and our well wishes for YOU. We can only imagine what life is like right now, how uncertain everything must seem, and we want to give you our heartfelt strength and understanding. In this moment, above all else, we want you to know that we believe in you and we know you can get through this tough time. While, of course, it is our hope to become parents in this process, your health and well-being are of the utmost importance.
In our home, your child will be so well-loved and taken care of. We live in a beautiful area in southern California and it is in the middle of so many wonderful destinations. We are just five minutes from the beach and a quick two-hour ride from the mountains; the weather is near perfect year-round. We look forward to showing this child a fun and exciting upbringing in a place we love so much.
In our house, your child will be snuggled in not just with us, but also with our three cats, Figaro (named for his operatic voice when he was a baby), Freyja and Phoebe! We will always have loving animals in our home, and someday, we will add dogs to the mix. We look forward to fostering all of his or her dreams, sending him or her off to dance class or soccer practice or science club. . . whatever their heart desires! We both were raised doing several extracurricular activities, and we know those helped to shape us into who we are; we will encourage your little one to follow his or her heart, and we look forward to being there for support every step of the way.
Our road to adoption has not been an easy one. We met in 2010 through mutual friends of ours; we met at a karaoke bar of all places. We were first introduced just before Thanksgiving, so we got to experience the holidays and festivities together and go to several parties, which made the beginning of our courtship so fun and exciting. When we first got together, we had an unplanned pregnancy two months into dating, but together, we decided to have our baby. At our first ultrasound, we found that nothing was there. Going through this experience together sped up our relationship in a good way, and two years later, we were married. During our marriage, we suffered more losses. Our last pregnancy solidified our determination and our heartfelt desire to be parents; we could not want this more after all we have been through. We are ready to love your child with all our hearts and souls
We want you to have whatever relationship with us that you want to have, and at the same time, we don’t want to put any pressure on you. We don’t know yet where you are, but the beautiful thing about the time we live in is the access to long-distance video conversation and quick communication if you are far away. We will be completely, 100% honest with your child about where he or she came from, and even if he or she physically resembles us, they will know his or her roots. We would not be able to become parents without you, so that makes you part of our family, too. However, if you wish for less involvement, we will absolutely respect that as well. But you will always be welcome here.