You are so amazing and so brave for even being here, and considering this incredibly tough decision. We can only imagine how it must feel to choose a family to raise your baby. We would love to meet you and promise that above all, your baby will be cherished and loved, will be safe, and will know that you loved them more than anything.
Our names are Melissa and Chad and we met at a wakeboarding competition when we were 18 years old, and now have been together for 13 years and married for 8 of those years! We have traveled the world together, experienced the most beautiful places, and met some amazing people. We had always talked about adopting at some point, and on one of our trips, Melissa visited an orphanage in Tanzania which helped ignite a drive to one day be able to provide a safe and loving home for a little one.
Several years ago, we started trying to have a baby and ultimately went through a tough journey with IVF and eventually were blessed with our son, Kai. He is now a very active, happy, and much loved 2-year-old. We both grew up with siblings and know what an amazing and unique relationship that is, and we want that for Kai, and for your little one. We are also at a point in our lives and careers where adoption is a possibility. Chad is a Director of Revenue and Melissa is a Physician Assistant. We work hard, but always make our family the priority. Every moment we spend with Kai we make sure he is heard, valued, and cared for, and it will be no different for your baby. We will make him or her one of our own.
To help you imagine what life would be like for your little one, our typical day starts with Melissa making breakfast for Kai, maybe some scrambled eggs or pancakes. We often read several books, and point out the animals, saying their names and the sounds they make. On a work day, Kai will either go to Grandma’s house, where he will play with the chickens, run around in the large grassy yard, play inside with the many toys and books sprawled around Grandma’s warm living room; or he may go to daycare, which is very loving and educational, both Spanish and English are spoken regularly to expose the children to multiple languages, each activity is built to promote both academic and emotional growth. They post pictures throughout the day to an app so we know what he is doing every moment of the day, what he eats, and how he slept. On a non-work day, we take Kai to the local pool, parks, aquarium, zoo, farm, or museum. We always find some fun activity to pique his imagination and allow him to experience his world to the fullest.
Every evening we eat dinner together and play as a family before reading books, telling stories, and singing songs for bedtime. We always tell him we love him because we believe those words are so important to hear on a regular basis. Your baby will know they are loved, will have every opportunity we can offer them, and will be encouraged to love others and have confidence in themselves. Most importantly, be assured that we will tell your baby from the beginning who you are. They will know their birth story and how you sacrificed so much for their future.