We have been together for over 10 years and married for 4. Since well before we met, we knew that we wanted to be parents and thought about adoption as an amazing way to grow a family.
We met while working at an outdoor youth camp and were lucky enough to share our love for kids right from the start. We immediately bonded over how intensely we both connected with different children, how much we liked watching them grow and learn, and how much fun we had in the process. Throughout our relationship, we have loved seeing each other interact with kids, had a blast being Aunties, and looked forward to parenting together.
While we have known for many years that we wanted to adopt, we wanted to make sure that we were prepared to provide an incredible life for our child and their future siblings before adopting. We are thrilled to be at the point where this is the case. From our home, to our work, to our relationship, we couldn’t be in a better place to grow our family.
Our family is lucky enough to have the great combination of financial security and complete schedule flexibility, as Cassi is planning to be a stay-at-home mom, and Erica runs her own software development company from home. We’ll be able to spend a lot of time together as a family, set our schedule around our child’s needs and activities, and leave home to travel the world together whenever we want an adventure.
While we love to travel and explore, our favorite spot in the world is our awesome home in Arizona. It’s perfect for us now, and Cassi is preparing, researching, and putting her education background to work in turning it into a fun and engaging space for our little one to thrive in. Erica can’t wait to splash around in the pool with our son or daughter and enjoy a relaxing cuddle with them in the hammock.
We want our child to know how loved they are by all of the people in their life — their birth family, their extended family, and us. We will always talk with love and kindness about their birth family and answer any questions they may have.
We welcome a very open adoption, exchanging emails, pictures, phone calls, and future visits, and we would like to get to know you and have you as a part of our family’s life to the extent that you feel comfortable. Of course we understand that you may have different desires and that the relationship you want may change over time. Our child’s birth family will be an important part of who they are, and we plan on being as open, honest, and inclusive as possible in helping them learn about themselves and their birth family.
We’re absolutely thrilled about a new addition to our family, and a child will fit perfectly into our home, our lives, and our extended family. We are a young, fun couple, ready to shower our child with love and have tons of family adventures.
We wish you much love and success, and we hope to be a part of your story and for you to be a part of ours.Thank you for considering us.
Cassi and Erica
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