We are Anthony, Rebecca and Alexander and we are so excited at the possibility of knowing you and going through this experience together. Your consideration of us as parents and big brother to your baby is the greatest gift. We have been praying for this blessing for a long time, and we are now being given the chance of a lifetime: to be parents to your child. Therefore, you will forever be in our family and story.
We as a family are not new to adoption as we adopted Alexander 2 years ago from Texas. We had an open relationship with his mother for the first year. This included regular phone calls, pictures and Christmas gifts. She decided that after a year she would like a closed adoption. We told her that we supported her and that if she ever wanted to change her mind, we would support that as well. We understand if you are unsure of what extent you would like to have contact with us, and we will support you and work through this with you. We want to know that we would love to have you as involved as you would like to and feel comfortable with.
We as a family are incredibly blessed to have a supportive family that we spend time with regularly. We live next door to Rebecca’s grandmother, sister and brother. We also live less than 20 min away from Rebecca and Anthony’s parents. We are typically all together as a family 4-5 days a week, in the summer we all swim at the family pool! We have been so lucky that the family has agreed to watch our children during the day while we are working. Our children will get to spend their days being watched by Rebecca’s sister, mother and grandmother and Anthony’s Father and Mother! They are all so excited at the possibility of adding another little one to the family.
I (Rebecca) am a medical social worker, and my job allows me to have the flexibility to schedule patients that work best for us. I would be able to take this child to any doctors appointments, I (Anthony) am an accountant for our local university and work from home a few days a week. My work is very supportive of me and knows we are adopting again and has agreed to let me work from home while we transition a new child into our home. We are very blessed to have an extensive support system of friends, family, co-workers and bosses who support our decision to adopt again and are willing to work with us for childcare and time off, however we need.
We cannot promise that we are going to be perfect parents, but we can promise that we will love your child and always ensure the home they are raised in is a safe place for them to grow, learn, fail, cry, laugh, make messes, and have adventures. We cannot wait to read books, have music, dance parties, go on adventures, and learn and grow as a family. We are excited to be parents to a child that will have magical Christmases, fun falls, and memorable summers. We will share everything we know about the outdoors: like camping, fishing, and hiking, and we are excited to love this child as much as we are humanly capable.
The adventures we will take them on will be challenging and uplifting. Our house will be a house that will allow your child to learn and grow about all different things. Most of all, our hearts will always be open.
Anthony, Rebecca and Alexander