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David & Amy

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David & Amy
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To Someone Special,

Hello from Amy and David! Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and getting to know a bit about us. We admire your strength, and your bravery in considering making maybe the hardest decision a person can make. We know that doing so takes courage and love. We hope to have the opportunity to know you, and that this will be the beginning of that.

Thank you for taking the time to read our letter. If you choose us, please know that we’ll provide the best loving home for your baby that we can, with our deepest gratitude and respect for your choice. We’ll do everything we can to help our child grow into the best, happiest version of whoever he or she chooses to be. Whatever decision you make, we wish you peace.

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Who We Are

We’ve been married nine years, together a few more. We met in grad school in Wisconsin, where we both studied English Literature. We started dating right after we met, and five years later, we got married in a classic movie theater. We planned on becoming English professors, but life had other plans. After a few years teaching in Louisiana, we decided we’d be a lot happier in California, where Amy’s from and where her mom still lives. We’ve settled for keeps in the Oakland hills, sharing our space with our rescue animals: two very child-friendly huskies, Zora and Gus; and two cats, Fiona, and Mahfouz.

Most days we both work from home. David is starting his fourth year teaching for Stanford University’s Online High School. It’s a great place to work, and because his classes are online, he can teach from anywhere—usually from home. Amy is
a freelance writer and editor.

During the day, we take the dogs on a long walk or hike—often in our local park, which has hiking trails and bustling playgrounds. We also enjoy meeting up with friends for dinner or having them over, going to a local farmers’ market, or getting to know some new corner of the East Bay. There’s a lot to discover! Around our home, Amy enjoys gardening in our yard. We cook dinner—Amy loves making Indian, Asian, and Latin American dishes, and trying new recipes. We often watch a movie in the evening. (Amy also studied film, and she writes a film blog.). Of course, one of our passions is reading. Amy still has all her favorite books from childhood, which she looks forward to sharing with our child.

We enjoy travel. Our best friends are in South Carolina and we visit when we can. We’ve been to Turkey with Amy’s mom, the Netherlands with friends, and want to go to Iceland. Amy’s parents traveled with her when she was little, and we hope to give our child the same opportunity.

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Garden

We got a little more done in the garden this week. This is one of the new plants—monkeyflower. It will have little orange flowers that (supposedly) look like monkey faces.

Fall

Friday, at last. Earlier this week, we were walking Gus and Zora in the neighborhood, and a car stopped. One of our elderly neighbors popped out—she and another neighbor go on regular walks, too. One evening recently, her friend took a picture of the sunset while they were out that included one of the palm trees in our yard. It’s a spectacular-looking sunset, and she gave us a copy of the picture. We <3 neighbors.

Tomorrow night, we’ll head over to SF to see “Hamlet.” David and some of the other instructors at his school are teaching it this semester, so it’s a good excuse to go see it.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

David & Amy

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