You may never know how truly grateful we are to you and what you have done for our family. There will always be love and trust in our hearts for you. We will honor what you have done for us by always encouraging your child to focus on their education and extracurricular activities, keeping them routinely busy with healthy learning. To love the world and everything that it has to offer. To travel as far and as often as they want to continue to grow and learn. That we will raise a curious, fun, and smart child. We will always respect and honor where they came from and encourage them to learn about their background and embrace it.
We always knew we wanted to adopt. Brett found out in 2020 that his mother and father used a donor for conception, not just for him but for his brother and sister as well. After 42 years of believing that his father was biological, it came as quite a shock to find out that wasn’t the case. While this may have changed our understanding of how his family was started, it did not change the love and respect that the family had for each other. This gave us a different perspective on adoption, while it was something that we had always wanted to do and discussed. It made us feel like we were meant to adopt, to bring the love and respect that we have as a family to a child who needs stability and love.
We love playing in adult recreational sports like kickball (how we met) and softball, participating in obstacle races like Spartan/Tough Mudder, and going to major sporting events like LAFC games. We love to stay active with Brett playing 2-3 weekly soccer games and Marissa going on daily walks and taking Pilates 2-3 times a week. Brett hopes to be able to coach your child’s soccer or baseball team one day, as well as eventually be able to play a bit together when they’re old enough. In our downtime, we love binge-watching our favorite shows together!
We love to travel and go to Maui every year to celebrate our love. We love Maui so much that we got married there, and now our trips to Hawai’i are part of our anniversary celebration. Brett is a die-hard Boston Red Sox (baseball) and Leicester City (English soccer) fan, and Marissa is passionate about crafting and dance. Growing up as a dancer, Marissa has always had a passion for the arts, music, and general creativity. Whatever your child’s interests and passions may be, we are excited to engage in it with them.
We promise your child will never know what it feels like to be truly lonely. We have wanted to raise a family together since the very beginning of our relationship, and we always hoped we would have the opportunity to be able to adopt. We will raise your child to really learn and appreciate their heritage and ancestry while we learn right alongside them. We will raise them to be proud of who they are and where they came from. We promise to fill our home and your child’s heart with so much love, warmth, and support. We promise to keep our extended family units strong and communication consistent so your child can grow up with stable, healthy relationships. Most of all, we promise to love and provide for your child with everything in our hearts.