To Someone Special,
My name is Lisa & my husband is Derek. We want to thank you for taking the time to read about our family while you consider pursuing adoption. We are a bicoastal family, who loves to travel, camp, kayak, baseball and are family oriented. We love to share our many loves with our nieces, and lifelong friends and their children all of whom we are close to.
We cannot imagine what it must feel like to read our letter, and all the emotions you must be feeling. Our hearts go out to you and we hope that getting to know us may help in making your decision.
Derek is a social worker and was raised by a strong single mother with his brother and sister in New York. They all still live there and we love to vacation together and we travel to New York to see them and our nieces (7 & 5 years). I am a nurse, who grew up with both my parents and moved all throughout Washington State due to my father's work. Both my parents are semi-retired and are looking forward to spending time as our childcare when we are at work!
We have 2 dogs and a cat, but no other children. We struggled with infertility since we married. We own our own home, we value education and have higher education ourselves. We love children and are hoping to share that love with a child and nurture them, watch them grow, and help them reach their full potential.
We would love to talk with you more,
Please feel free to contact us or our attorney.
With our love and respect,
Derek and Lisa