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Alec & Allison
We know you want the best for your baby, and so do we! Our life is full of adventure, laughter, and love. We are so excited to share everything we have with our future child. It's hard to fit our whole story into this book, but hopefully it will give you a good starting point and we can fill in the rest! "Thank you" doesn't feel big enough, but it will have to do for now.
We currently live a pretty quiet life, but we are so ready to add the noise and chaos that a child can bring. We have done a lot of really fun things together since we met, and we can't wait to share our thirst for adventure with a child!
Alec spends a lot of time doing projects around our little farm. Alec joined the Army right out of high school and has just retired after 20 years of service. His ability to learn anything, endure anything, and overcome anything has taken him far in life. He has lived in many different states/countries, worked with diverse groups of people, and has been an educator and mentor for many years. He looks forward to his next career of being a stay-at-home parent.
Allison's schedule is very flexible, and she occasionally works from home. We both plan to be present as much as possible, and not rely on daycare.
Most weekends we see our family and friends that are close by, but we both enjoy a solid lazy day at home every once in a while. When we first met Alec was gone a lot for work. This taught us how important it is to make time for each other and enjoy life as much as possible. We try to never take our lives for granted and know how lucky we are to have what we do.
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What It Means to Become Parents
While we don't have children ourselves, we do have multiple nieces and nephews. We see the challenging yet rewarding aspects of being parents and we know that it is something we want in our life. The role of "parent" means something different to everyone. To us it means that we are raising a child in the best environment possible. Their physical, mental, and emotional health is of utmost importance. We want to show them what it takes to be successful in life, how to love, care for others, and how to have fun at the same time. We want to build a family that is rooted in creating new traditions, strong bonds, happy times, and growth. We know that it won't always be picture perfect, parenting can get messy at times. One main thing that gives us the reassurance that we can do this is our relationship with each other. Choosing adoption was the easiest "yes" we have made in our journey to parenthood.
Our House and Neighborhood
A couple years ago we decided we wanted out of the city and we moved to the country... ish. It was the best decision we made! The peace and quiet can't be beat, yet we are still so close to family and friends it feels like we never left. We are on 20 acres, our house is three stories with a huge game room downstairs, a swimming pool out back, beautiful garden, and tons of space for all the animals. We have three cats, a Great Dane, chickens, ducks, two emu, and cows! Our neighbors are incredibly supportive and helpful, they will literally run through the woods to our house if we ever call for anything. The neighborhood is gated, has miles of walking trails and picnic areas, ponds, lakes, and beautiful views all throughout. Within a 20 minute drive we have all of the amenities we could ever need. A movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, stores, restaurants, medical facilities, great schools, and weekend events in the park which also has a giant splash pad and playground. There is always something for us to do any time of year, indoors or outdoors.
Our Extended Families
Both of our families live in the close vicinity. Alec's family moved from the Midwest to join him in Washington, to keep closer family ties. Allison's family is originally from Washington and has deep roots in this location.
To consider our loved ones "extended family" would not be accurate. We often spend weekdays, weekends, and holidays, surrounded by parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends who are a part of this family.
Both of our families are extremely excited and supportive of our adoption plan, they can't wait for us to bring this dream of ours to reality. We think what makes our family unique is that we all genuinely love each other and get along, and we consider ourselves very lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people.
Traditions in our family really just involve spending time together, whenever we can. We typically go on at least one annual vacation together, we always spend a few nights at Allison's parents' house between Christmas and New Year's, and any other reason we can come up with to throw a little party in between.
Our support group is huge, and we can't wait to show how amazing that type of family dynamic is to our future child.
From Us to You
To start, let us tell you that writing a letter of this magnitude is unbelievably hard. We have written 100 different introductions and deleted them all. We are just two people, trying to start a family, and wishing that you might want to be a part of this journey. Words probably fall short of describing how you feel right now, so the least we can do is thank you. Thank you for giving us the hope that one day we, and others like us, can have a family.
We are incredibly grateful for the life we have, but there is a piece missing and we are so hopeful that you can help us. We have been together for 6 years and married for 4. When we first met, neither of us wanted to immediately have children. We both had very demanding careers and neither of us felt like it was the right time. As time has passed, and our life has changed, we decided to try. Unfortunately, not being able to have children ourselves, we were unsure how or when we could achieve that dream. Over the years since then, and hundreds of late-night conversations later, we came to the realization that adoption was our path. We then set out to find you… the missing piece that could help us become parents!
Our day-to-day life has calmed down considerably since we met. Alec has just retired from 20 years in the Army and has used newly found free time expanding our small farm. Allison used to spend many hours of her week on the road for work, she has since undertaken a more managerial role. She has worked her way up in the company and has the freedom to work from home if desired, while also setting her own schedule. This has given us the stability we were waiting for to start a family. We have both worked incredibly hard to get to where we are today, and we feel so fortunate to have the freedoms that we do. We never wanted to bring a child into our home with the possibility of Alec leaving for an extended period or Allison having to work exhausting hours. We love that life has allowed us to have more special moments together and cannot wait to share that time, and love, with a child.
We are excited, anxious, hopeful, impatient, thankful, grateful - but also scared. For so many reasons. And that's OK! None of those fears are stopping us from pursuing what is important to us. None of the hurdles we have been through up to this point have changed our desire to grow our family. No one can truly prepare any of us for this, but we know we are ready. We hope that whatever questions you have you will feel comfortable asking, we want you to get to know us, just as much as we want to learn about you. We are open to emails and texts, the exchange of letters and pictures, and an in person visit in the first five years if desired. We know that when it is meant to be you will pick us, and we promise to pick you back every single time.
We know that every adoption is different, but the core details are the same. We need you, and we hope you need us to raise this child as our own. We plan on being completely open with our child about where they came from and reinforce that all of the decisions that led them to us were out of love. We realize that the bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but one of respect and joy you can bring in each other's lives.
Alec & Allison
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