We are Lina and Chance, and we are so excited to begin this journey with you. We are so grateful to you. We know we can never completely understand what you’re going through and the decisions you are making, but we will be there to support you every step of the way. We know you are strong, loving, and brave. We want to get to know you and for your child to know details about your life. We would like to stay in touch with you and we hope that you will have an ongoing relationship with your child. After all, a child can never have too many people in their life who love them!
We have always known we wanted to raise children and adoption came up the first time we ever talked about it. We both grew up with friends who were adopted, Lina has cousins who are adopted, and we now have close friends who are also adopting a baby, so adoption has always felt like a completely ordinary way of having kids. We were already researching adoption when we learned that Lina has polycystic ovarian syndrome and may have trouble getting pregnant. We didn’t even explore fertility treatments; we already knew that adoption was right for us.
We live just outside a major city in Georgia. We love road trips, live music, and hanging out with our families, friends, and cats. We met online five years ago in Oregon. Our first date was meant to be just afternoon coffee, but we were having such a good time that it turned into a 7-hour coffee/walk/dinner date. We have always had an ease with each other and just genuinely enjoy spending time together. We’ve been through a lot of big life changes together, including career changes, death in the family, adopting pets, and a cross-country move to a city we’d never been to before. These experiences have taught us a lot about communication, honesty, and compromise. We’ve become a really great team and now we’re ready for a baby to join our team!
We know you’re reading a lot of these letters and are probably feeling a bit overwhelmed (we know we are!). We hope our profile will give you a sense of who we are, what our life is like, and the kind of home and family your child will be raised in. Regardless of the details, please know that your child will be raised with love and patience, surrounded by family and friends. We will raise them to be kind to others and curious about the world around them. We will support their interests and encourage them to try new things. We will help them through difficult times and laugh with them in happy times. And we will always tell them about you, your love, and your incredible choice that made us all a family.