Ashley

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Ashley

To Someone Special,

Hello!

It’s really nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and for considering me as someone who could be a part of this child’s life.

I know this must be an incredibly hard decision and I can’t tell you how much I respect you for how you’re facing it and thinking about all the possible options. When I think about you and how much love you must have to consider this, my heart wells up with admiration.

I’ve been thinking – you and I probably have more in common than we’d expect. We both find ourselves in a situation that we didn’t plan on and that requires us to make a really big, somewhat scary, choice. While I grew up with several adopted cousins and always thought I might adopt as a part of having a family one day, I never imagined I’d find myself starting a family on my own. I’ve always had a picture in my mind of me and my husband and our kids. There isn’t one big moment that led me to be here, writing to you, hoping to adopt a child. I guess it was more of a realization that maybe life doesn’t have to go in a certain order. Maybe it can zig-zag a bit. And, I can wait to meet the right man, but I just don’t want to wait to be a mom any longer!

I know this is a really hard decision. I’m here if you want to talk about it and I’m thinking about you as you try to figure out what to do. Thank you for even considering this option, and for taking the time to read a little about me.

With Love,
Ashley

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Who I Am

Born in Southern California, I grew up going to the beach with my three siblings and playing tennis, soccer, and volleyball in school. Summers were spent at our family cottage in Cape Cod – riding bikes along the rail trails, catching blue crabs with my dad, and jumping off the dock and swimming with friends!

College led me to Pennsylvania, and after graduating, I had the incredible experience of teaching English in Tokyo for a year. Afterward, I moved to New York City where I worked and continued my education. I loved getting to experience new cities and countries, but after nearly a decade away, I decided to move home to California. Today, I work for a small tech company leading its marketing team. It’s been fun building my career and traveling to new places, but as I prepare to grow my family, I have taken on a smaller role that allows me less travel and more time at home!

I am so grateful for my life – my health, my career, and most importantly my close friends and amazing family. I’ve always wanted a family of my own and while I hoped it would happen earlier, I don't tend to see the world in terms of what I don't have. I see how much I do have and think I am one of the luckiest people, and I am beyond ready to welcome a child into my wonderful life.

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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,

Ashley

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