Our Family, Julie & George & our son: We are committed, supportive, loving, with a mix of silly fun.
To: A courageous & loving birth mother,
We are so excited at the prospect of adopting again. Truthfully it has taken us much longer to get this profile up then we'd hoped. Partly because it's emotionally scary putting ourselves out there, and knowing what to genuinely write, and where to begin. But this feeling does not even compare to thinking of what it's like for you looking at profiles considering the choices of adoption and the strength and love it will take to make your decision, which ever path that may be.
Thank you for reading this letter and our profile. Although we have not met we think of you every day, and imagine what it would be like to meet you and to someday hold another or more children in our arms, in our home, to be loved unconditionally. We adopted our son, who is now 4. Julie was at the hospital with the birth mother holding her hand all night during child birth. We met the birth mom 4 months prior to his birth and visited with her often. She chose to not keep in touch with us, but not a day goes by that we don't think of her. Knowing now how much love we have for our son's birth mom assures us that we will also hold you near & dear in our hearts forever.
We have been married for 13 years, and consider ourselves lucky to rely on each other as very close friends. George is a sales manager for a broadcast equipment company and has to frequently travel for work, something we consider a perk as we sometimes enjoy tagging along as a family. George is originally from a college town in West Virginia and grew up in a big family of 7 siblings, he is a triplet. We live close enough to drive and we visit often with family & friends to share in many occasions. Julie is a freelance photographer. She loves her job always meeting new people and it has given her the opportunity to have flexible hours to stay at home with our son. She cherishes this flexibility b/c she values the extra time with our son. Julie is originally from Puerto Rico where she grew up with 2 brothers, and down the street from her grandparents. We both love to visit Puerto Rico every year to see family & friends and re-energize in the happy tropical environment.
We have lived in Washington DC for over 10 years. Julie's mom lives with us in the homes attached apartment. She's the perfect live in grandma for spoiling kids, our son adores his grandma. What we love most about our homes location is the diversity of people, it gives us comfort to be surrounded by so much culture, it's like having the influence of the world in our daily lives. Our son thrives in this environment, growing up hearing many languages, trying different foods, and experiencing places like museums and national parks. In addition we live in a neighborhood that is like a small town, we know and spend time with many of our neighbors, it's a lively and friendly place. Our small one way street is ideal for children, there are lots of families, the kids love to play outside together, and we share a lot as a community with spontaneous gatherings, and annual events like our summer block parties.
We dream of growing our family through adoption once again. Every day we mention how much joy it would be for us and for our son. We don't think there is any one way to be a perfect parent, but we do have a lot of love and support to give. Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. We appreciate the love and strength it takes to consider your decision. We would love to hear from you if you feel we would be the right family for your path. Thanks again, we think of you often, not evening knowing who you are, but you are already in our hearts.