Dear Expectant Parent,
We are Alex and Lisa and as excited as we are about adoption, what could we possibly write to someone who is considering us to raise their child. As you are flooded with so many emotions, we can only hope that something about our family comforts you in knowing how much we would care for your child like our own if that is the path you choose. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better.
We first met in the military at our training school for our career fields. It was a brief encounter at first, but we kept the same circle of friends. It wasn’t until a few years later while we were both deployed, two different locations, that we began to connect more on social media. We even joke that we dated on Facebook. After five months of constant communication, we both had returned home, had our first date, and got married three months later. We both come from big families and have a big family as well with three biological children; Cabella (7), Maximus (5), Winston (3), our dog Duke, and our fish Gulpie.
Our Catholic faith is a big part of our family and we are very active in our parish. We do a lot of volunteer work, Eucharist Minister, lectors, & bible studies. Faith is important to us.
As far as our hobbies, we are very versatile in things we do. We could enjoy a lazy weekend around the house with swimming or arts & crafts, take the RV on a camping trip, travel to see our family for the holidays, and will even enjoy a ski trip to the mountains. We love being active!
Alex is active duty in the Air Force while my military obligations are as a Reservist so I only periodically perform my duties. This allows me to primarily be a stay-at-home mom to our children.
Through our growth as a family with biological children, we have seen that God has truly blessed us. We feel that we have the opportunity to pursue adoption and provide a loving home to a child whose birth family feels that is the best option for both of them.
We wish you the best on the decision you make for your little one and if you feel we are the right choice for you and your baby, we will be there.
Alex & Lisa