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Scott & Ashley
Thank you for taking the time to visit our profile! We believe adoption is the path towards parenthood that we are meant to take. If you choose us to be your child's parents, we will love and care for them as if they are our very own. There are so many joys and experiences in life that we want to share with your child. Thank you so much for considering us.
Why We Chose Adoption
Becoming parents has always been important to us. It is something that we have talked about and wanted since we got married. We talk about all of the fun activities we want to do as a family and what important things we want to teach them.
As a child, Ashley had a rare blood disorder called Aplastic Anemia. At age 10, she received a life-saving bone-marrow transplant. She could have died, but was very lucky because it turned out that her half-sister was a perfect match. She saved her life and words cannot express how truly grateful Ashley feels to be alive. In preparation for the transplant, she underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Although she is now healthy and 100% cured, this caused her to become infertile and fertility treatments were not a realistic option for us. Adoption was an easy choice for us and it has already had a profound impact on our family as Ashley's mother, grandmother and two uncles were adopted.
For as long as she can remember, Ashley has always known that she wanted to become a mother one day. She can honestly say that she has never thought otherwise. Ever since she was that ten-year-old little girl sitting in the hospital bed, she knew that she was given a second chance for a reason. She feels very strongly that being a mother is her main purpose in life.
What It Means to Become Parents
Being a parent is, to us, the most important and rewarding part of life. We believe that being a parent means putting your children first to ensure they are happy and healthy. Being a parent means it is no longer about us. It is about doing what is best for them.
Scott expects to like teaching them things and watching their eyes light up when they see or do something for the first time.
Ashley expects that her favorite part will be doing different family activities with them and rocking them to sleep at night. She also loves music and can't wait to sing and dance with them.
Also, we both love reading so reading them stories and teaching them how to read will be one of our favorite things to do as a family. It will be wonderful to watch them grow up.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Our favorite vacation spot is Disney World. In 2012, we spent a week there for our fifth wedding anniversary. Although the weather was very hot, we had a great time. Since both of us grew up in Florida, we were both able to visit Disney World many times. This is the sort of place that offers something for everyone. We are big kids at heart and love riding all of the rides and letting go of all of the stress and responsibility that comes with being an adult.
This is one vacation spot that we cannot wait to take your child to. Experiencing the magic of it all is special enough just for us, but watching children experience it for the first time will be unforgettable.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in the beautiful state of Washington. Our two-story home is located in a very family-friendly neighborhood. There are sidewalks all throughout and even a playground/community area. Every summer, our neighborhood has a potluck barbecue neighborhood party. Everyone brings a dish and we play games like cornhole and water balloon toss.
There are lots of children to play with! We met two other couples who have just had children and we cannot wait to set up play dates with them. We feel very lucky to live in a such a family-oriented community.
Our home has a two-car garage, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a bonus room which we plan to turn into a playroom. The first floor is an open concept with a large kitchen, dining area and family room. We love to cook meals together and enjoy a healthy dinner at the dining table while talking about our day. We also enjoy relaxing on the couch with our pets and watching our favorite shows.
Our home also has a small, fenced-in backyard that Lily, our dog, loves to run around in and play. When the weather is nice, we enjoy sitting on the patio and sipping a refreshing raspberry lemonade and grilling a delicious salmon or steak.
We moved into this house with the hope that one day we could raise children in it and knowing that they would live in a community where love and acceptance are a certainty.
Our Extended Families
We are very lucky to have such great extended families. Scott's family lives in Florida and most of Ashley's family lives on the East Coast. What makes us unique is that our families are comprised of many different people from step-siblings to half-nieces to friends. What we are doesn't matter. We are family.
Our families visit each other multiple times each year. We are very fortunate that Ashley's mother moved to Washington and lives only fifteen minutes away. She has two Yorkies and brings them over to our house to play with our Yorkie, Lily. We love taking the dogs on hikes and to many of the amazing dog parks in the area.
When family visits, we enjoy exploring downtown Seattle or taking the ferry to places like Whidbey Island and Camano Island. We also have gone on whale watches. We love being outside and there is so much to do here!
Our families are excited about our adoption plan and welcome a new addition to the family!
From Us to You
Hello! Thank you for visiting our profile and for considering us to be adoptive parents for your child. We cannot begin to imagine what a difficult decision this will be for you and we admire your strength and courage.
We met online when we were teenagers. Think back to the dark ages of AOL and dial-up. We also ended up attending the same college and dated for several years, before getting engaged in 2006 while on a family vacation in Spain. In 2007, on a beautiful day in Florida, we pledged our love to one another in front of all of our family and friends. Sometimes things happen for a reason. Neither of us expected to meet our future spouse online and to be so perfect for each other. After ten years, we still feel that way.
We are the type of couple that loves to have fun together. We love to be silly and joke around. Scott enjoys learning how things work. As an engineer, he is very creative and resourceful. Ashley loves to read, especially mystery and suspense novels. Her favorite weekend activity is taking Lily to the dog park. She enjoys meeting new people and watching the dogs play. We are also both very loving and nurturing. We love animals and consider our cat, Pumpkin, and our dog, Lily, as part of the family. We cannot wait to share our lives with a child, from exploring nature on a trail in the forest to cuddling on the couch and watching a Disney movie.
We have wanted to become parents for a very long time, but for reasons beyond our control, becoming parents naturally is not an option. As we said before, we believe that sometimes things happen for a reason. Maybe adoption was the path we were meant to take all along. Who's to say? Ashley has known for most of her life that she was given a second chance to live for a reason. Being a mother is and has been her biggest dream in life. Our hope to build our family one day is the motivation for many decisions we have made. In part, it is why we chose to move to Washington. This is such an amazing place to live and the opportunities are boundless.
We know that this is an emotional and difficult time in your life. We want you to know that we are here for you. It is important to us that your child knows where they came from and we will tell them as much about you as you are comfortable with. We are very open to sending you pictures, letters/e-mails, and phone/video calls. Depending on how you feel about this, we would also welcome the opportunity for you to meet them and have future visits with them as well. You are important to us, and to your child's story.
It is difficult for us to put into words what an amazing gift you are considering giving a very lucky family. We understand that this is a choice that you cannot take lightly and we want you to choose the family that is best for your child, even if that is not us. If you do choose us, just know that your child will grow up surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance. Thank you so much for reading this and for considering us. We wish you all the best on your journey.
Scott & Ashley
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