We are Alex and Neil, a married couple living in Washington, DC who desperately hope for the privilege of adopting and raising your child. From our very first date in 2015, we discussed our shared love of children and our dreams of raising a family. Years of marriage, shared experiences living overseas, raising a Jordanian street dog, and playing with our niece has only further confirmed that we are both eager and ready to grow our family. We hope that we can welcome your child into our home, love them without end, devote ourselves fully to their future and wellbeing, and offer them every opportunity conceivable. We believe there is more to life than the two of us. When we were young, both knowing we were gay from an early age, we never thought we would have the chance to raise families of our own. Having fallen in love and grown with each other, we now have the incredible privilege to dream and hopefully build a family. You and your decision to choose us to raise and love your child, would humble and bring us indescribable joy.
If you select us, we promise to raise your child in a warm, loving, and supportive household. We will love and care for your child unconditionally. Although Washington, DC is our home, our careers will lead us to travel and live overseas for a couple years at a time. Because of this, we can expose your child to a wide range of cultures, unexpected experiences, diverse cuisines, and a variety of languages. We promise to offer your child every opportunity to try new experiences, explore the unknown, and embrace different cultures. Your child will see and travel the world, but always know their home is with us, no matter where on the globe we may be at that time.
Despite our travels, we will not raise your child alone, but will bring them into a large and exuberant family. Both sides of our families are overjoyed by the prospect of our having a child. They are excited and committed to wholeheartedly welcoming another member to the family. They are prepared to join the effort to give your child the life you hope they can lead. More specifically, we both have siblings and were raised to treat our entire extended families – particularly our cousins – as we did our brothers. We will endeavor to create this same dynamic for your child, who will have at least one cousin from the moment they join our family. Would-be great-grandparents down to aunts and uncles will join us in devoting themselves to your child’s well-being, growth, education, and future.
We cannot ever begin to fathom what you are going through in this moment. What we can tell you, though, is how much we would love the honor of raising your child. No matter what life brings – through both the good and the hard times – your child will know they are loved and will always have us to rely upon. We so desperately wish to devote ourselves and share our lives with a child. It would be an honor for you to pick us.
We are amazed by the strength, love, courage, and generosity you are showing in even considering adoption.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.