We are an athletic and adventurous family who loves to travel, experience new things and have fun!
We're not sure where to begin, so we'll start by saying thank you for considering our family to raise your precious baby. We can't imagine how difficult of a decision this must be for you but want you to know that we respect your bravery in choosing adoption. We will raise your child to know of his birth mother's love and courage.
We began our adoption journey in December and originally set out to find a sibling pair of boys to add to our family of all girls. Our plan of finding a sibling pair was intentional because through our research we have become keenly aware of the impact growing up in a family of only biological children can have on a feeling of marginalization for an adopted child, not to mention a family who looks different from him, so we want to ensure your son never feels alone. With that being said, finding a sibling pair similar in age has not been easy, so we have shifted our goal to adopting two boys back to back, and the first boy will set the parameter for what we look for in our second. We have a diverse group of friends and plan on seeking community support and exposure to other blended families but also feel the best way to ensure a sense of social and familial inclusion for your son is to adopt a second child for him to grow up with. I say this in full transparency, so if you choose us, you know we have your son’s best interest at heart in our intent to adopt again in the future.
To tell you a little more about us, we are both college-educated and highly value education for our children. All of our girls had or currently have a college savings account, and we plan on doing the same for our adopted children. We also value real-word experience and will encourage our younger children to travel, study abroad and explore as we have with our older girls. Traveling is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and our kids have been fortunate enough to see some amazing places! In 2017 alone, we have taken our children on trips to Maryland, New York City, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Puerto Rico and on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas. We love exploring new cultures, hiking and being outdoors and have especially enjoyed seeing the world through our children's eyes.
Our home is in the center of a southern city and is very child-centered and full of love and laughter. A typical day for us usually involves a walk to a playground with our dog, a trip to the pool or the children's library or a play date with friends in the morning, followed by naps then playing dress up and listening to Disney music while I cook dinner in the evening. We are very fortunate in that Albert’s office is walking distance from our home, so in addition to playing with them before leaving for work, he makes it home in time to eat dinner with us and help me with baths and reading our bedtime stories. I am extremely lucky to be a stay-at-home mom and love to play and be silly with the kids. We also have a live-in au pair from Colombia, which has not only allowed us plenty of quality time with each child individually but has also made our younger children bilingual in Spanish and English.
Again, we want to thank you for considering our family. We are very comfortable with having direct and open communication with you and would be happy to discuss further what you foresee our relationship to be like should you choose us. We sincerely hope to hear from you soon!
Thank you and with love,
Courtney and Albert