We have always wanted to have a child together, and are looking so forward to this next chapter. Eventually we imagine having two children, but will start with one first! We do believe we have a beautiful life to offer a child. We have been fortunate to be able to establish a beautiful home and a loving relationship to bring a child in to. We also both just love children so much.
If you choose adoption for you and your baby, we think it is so important that you understand how your child will be raised, and that it really resonates with you. Therefore, we think this is the most important information we could share with you about us:
Ultimately, we strongly believe childhood is such a precious thing. We were both really fortunate to have secure and loving childhoods, with many happy memories. We believe a happy childhood with loving relationships is such a protective factor for a person’s well-being throughout their life.
We believe in letting children just be children. Childhood should be fun and carefree, full of play, creativity, and love. We believe our job as parents will be to fiercely protect the magic of childhood. However, we will also do our best not to be “helicopter” or “lawnmower” parents (or parents who “mow” down all obstacles for their child). We instead want to support a child’s ability to problem-solve and cope, as this will help them become confident and resilient adults.
We also believe it is our job to support the child in discovering who they are, as an individual… with their own unique passions and strengths. We hope to help a child become the best version of the little human they were made to be.
We both really value education and learning. We believe learning happens in many ways…. through play, friendships, exploration, and diverse exposure, as well as through formal education. We acknowledge that the path we took with higher education is not for everyone — so we want that door to be open for a child, along with many other possibilities.
We observe Christian holidays and really value tradition, but we do not consider ourselves religious. We think this is important for you to know, if you do have religious preferences for how your child is raised. We take pride in having strong morals and values that we hope to instill in a child. Some characteristics we value the most are honesty, integrity, kindness, and compassion.