Family is the most important aspect of our lives. For us, a child is the greatest gift life has to offer. Adoption has always been a part of our family plan and we are so excited and hopeful about this next journey. We promise to love and cherish any child we are blessed enough to have join our family. We thank you for taking the time to consider us.
Our plan was to grow our family both biologically and through adoption. We were blessed enough to conceive a child through fertility treatments and in May 2014 our precious daughter, Lainie, was born. She suffered a birth injury and passed away 13 hours later. This was a devastating loss to us. We try to honor her by celebrating the life she did have and the joy she brought and still brings to our lives. We do an annual Walk to Remember with our family and it is always a special day. Lainie was our first born child and will always be a part of our family.
We adopted our beautiful daughter, Fia, in 2015. She is such a blessing to us. It is hard to imagine life before she joined our family! Fia is very smart and well adjusted. She loves music and really enjoys spending time with her friends at school. Fia is really such a joy with her sweet and silly personality. Although Fia is too young to understand what having a sibling means, we are helping to prepare her with books and she already enjoys caring for and nurturing her younger cousin. She's quite the little mommy! We know Fia will love being a big sister.
Dana About Dale: The qualities I love most about Dale are his big heart, his intelligence, and his reliability. Dale appears serious on the outside, but is a HUGE softy on the inside. Dale adores our daughter, Fia, and she thinks her dad is the greatest person on earth. They have the sweetest connection and Fia is truly a Daddy's girl. It warms my heart to watch the two of them together. I know I could not have chosen a better person as a partner and as a father to our children. Dale is extremely reliable and has never let me down in even the smallest way. He is a wonderful provider and finds a lot of joy in giving gifts, planning surprises, and doing thoughtful and meaningful acts. He is truly the most wonderful man I have ever known!
Dale About Dana: I consider Dana my very best friend and the person I always want to be around. Dana is strong, loving, compassionate, always doing the right thing, caring towards everyone, and overall the best person I have ever met. I believe Dana is the most caring mother I have ever seen. The patience and love Dana shows our daughter is something to behold. I watch Dana create an environment each day for Fia that is full of magic and learning. Fia always looks forward to her time with Dana as they sing, play games, and enjoy lots of snuggles. I can't imagine a better mother, partner, and friend to grow our family.
We are completely open to transracial adoption. We love children and a child of any race is a welcome addition to our family. We choose not to use the phrase "we don't see color" because we feel it robs the child of their heritage and ethnicity. We would love to know as much about the child's ethnicity as possible so we can make it a part of our lives. We will teach the child about our cultural backgrounds and teach them as much about theirs as possible. We want the child to feel comfortable in our family, but also very comfortable with the person they are and where they come from. We will do little things like purchasing books that have characters in them that resemble their race or culture and cooking a dish of cultural significance. Our two year old daughter has dolls of various races and attends school with children of different races and cultures The most important thing is to make the child feel special and celebrate his/her heritage. It would be a priority to us that the child experience racial and cultural pride and have a strong sense of self.
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