Our family has so much love to give. Adoption is our hope.
You are braver than you think, to have taken this step at considering adoption for your unborn child. For that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We were the first in our generation to have met through social media. It is nearly 15 years later and we are living proof that it works! Steve was just starting his career as an executive in finance/ accounting; and I was just starting out my career and building my practice as a doctor. After a year of courtship he proposed and we got married on a beach (one of our favorite places together as a couple). We knew we wanted to start a family but decided we’d wait a year to just enjoy married life. When we were ready it didn’t come as easy as we’d hoped. It took 15 months before I became pregnant with our first daughter Ava. It was one of the happiest moments in our lives. It truly made us appreciate the miracle of life and parenthood. Two years later our family of three soon became four with daughter Bella, at that point we thought we were done. But after a a few years, something felt like it was missing, like a baby boy to balance things out. It’s been five years of trying naturally and through IVF. It was truly a test of our marriage, our family unit, and certainly took a toll on me physically and mentally. We’ve come to realize this is out of our hands.
Angela spent 10 years building her practice before having kids. She finds motherhood extremely rewarding and doesn’t regret giving up her career to care for her children full time. She enjoys being in the outdoors, especially the beach; she also enjoys-hiking, skiing and travelling and learning about different foods and cultures with her husband and daughters (grandparents, cousins). She’s Super adventurous (the entire family is)…parasailing, zip-lining, swimming with Manta rays. She loves to bake and do fun arts and craft projects with the girls, never a dull moment in our home. She’s a great cook, enjoys making healthy and delicious meals for her family. Steve was born and raised in Northern California and he loved all things boy! As a child he adored playing with his GI Joes, Transformers, baseball, football and basketball. He has a brilliant mind, a straight A student, got a scholarship into a great University, highly regarded by his peers. He has accomplished more than most people at such a young age. His mother says, he was always really good with numbers as a child, always counting! He is one of the lucky few who grew up to do what he loved, working with numbers. He’s a loving and doting father, firm (tries to be) yet always has a soft spot for his little girls. He’s definitely a big kid at heart. We can always count on him to make us laugh. He cracks some pretty funny yet witty jokes. He sets a great example for the kids. He likes to collect sports memorabilia, enjoys music, a good concert, spectator sports, snowboarding, relaxing on the beach and traveling.
Even now as the girls are older, ages 9 and 7, they are asking for a baby brother to love and play with. They have been asking daily, this is all without any mention from us that we have been trying all these years and now through our final hopes of adoption. Both girls have such bright little minds, creative in their play time, they enjoy music and dance at the moment. They can be found dancing everywhere and anywhere (even in the grocery store aisles). We are grateful they chose us to be their parents. Wherever this journey may take us, we take comfort in knowing how truly blessed we are to already have such a beautiful family. We hope you will take comfort in knowing your child will have two adoring big sisters, parents, grandparents and a large extended family that are just waiting to shower them with love and affection!