We met snowshoeing in the Swiss Alps in a blizzard. Our love of adventure and fun quickly drew us together. We've been happily married for over 5 years and luckily we still really like each other. We've learned to be an awesome team and we genuinely love hanging out, laughing, and enjoying life together. We are both designers with flexible jobs allowing us the opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures together. We love exploring the beauty California has to offer, we're a short drive to the ocean, Yosemite National Park, Tahoe, and countless redwood forests where we hike, camp, paddleboard and rock climb.
We love our diverse neighborhood in the Bay Area just outside San Francisco. It's safe, with mostly young families, awesome parks and one of the best elementary schools in the state—which happens to be right out our back gate. Our house is open and bright and we like it best when it's filled with laughter of family and friends for BBQ's and game nights. We have 2 dogs who may actually be comedians, they constantly crack us up with their goofy personalities. They will be awesome side-kicks and snuggle buddies to their future mini-human.
Adoption has played a big role in both of our lives through a sibling, aunt, uncle and many friends. Before we met our positive experiences made us want to adopt. As we've become more stable we feel like we are able to provide the life we want for our child while still being young, full of energy, and fun. We are so excited to become parents. We won't let a day go by without reminding your child how loved and special they are. Not just to us, but to you. We promise to give your child every opportunity that we can. We can't wait to see what lights up their imagination and to learn where their unique passions lie. We'll be there to teach them to ride a bike, enjoy a sunset, dance like no one is watching, eat with chopsticks and cheer them on through it all. We want to travel as a family, exposing your child to new cultures, people and foods and teaching them to love and respect the amazing world and people around us. Your child will not only be adored and loved unconditionally by us, but will be surrounded by a fun and diverse network of our family, church members and friends who can't wait to love and spoil them.
We both love art and photography, and there is no way we will be able to resist taking photos and videos of the adventures and milestones throughout your child's life. We would love to create a special Instagram account for you. We will share funny moments, stories and adorable photos so you can feel connected on your terms. We want to support whatever level of openness and contact you want with your child, including visits. We'd love for you to be a part of the family in whatever role you feel comfortable.
We recognize that for us to start a family you'll have to experience a loss, and make an enormous sacrifice. This is not something we take lightly, and we promise to openly tell your child's story in a way that honors and respects you and ensure they know how much they are loved by you. We hope and pray that whatever you decide you find peace and comfort.
Alan and Ali
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