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Alan & Ali

Thank you for considering us to be the adoptive parents of your baby. We created this profile to give you a glimpse into our lives and show the love, nurturing, adventure, and fun we will provide. We've always wanted to adopt, as adoption has played such an important role in our families and lives, and we are beyond excited to become parents. Thanks for taking the time to get to know us!

About Us

Alan
Ali
Job
Product Designer
Product Designer
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Design
Bachelor's Degree in Design
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Become Parents

Sunset at One of Our Favorite Beaches

As parents we want our child to feel our unconditional love every day. We want to provide all the opportunities and possibilities they need. As they grow we will support them in building their strengths and passions and working through their struggles. We will help them build confidence in themselves so they can feel comfortable in their own skin and are able to find contentment throughout their life.

We can't wait to show our child the wonders of the world around us. They will grow up with our two goofy dogs to laugh at, forests to explore, and oceans to captivate their imagination and two parents who love and adore them every step of the way. We can't wait to teach our child to ride a bike, experience different parts of the world, and find out what activities make them light up. We'll always be there to document the candid moments with photographs and videos which we would love to share with you.

Addressing Cultural Diversity

Alan Giving His Best Buddy a Ride

This is something we've spent a lot of time preparing for, as we feel it is very important. We want our child to be aware and proud of their inherited culture and impact it has on them and their world. We will always do our best to provide awesome friends and mentors who look like them, and expose them to their culture through art, music, media, books and studying history through the lens of people who look like them. We realize that as two white people we won't always have the answers and we will probably make mistakes, but we are lucky enough to have close family, friends, and neighbors who are people of color and who we trust to call us out and provide awesome support for us and our child. We would love help from you as well, if you have suggestions we will always be open to learn and grow.

Adoption in Our Family

Both of us have been surrounded by adoption throughout our lives. We both felt like we wanted to adopt before we even met and talked about it. Ali's aunt placed her baby with an amazing family 20 years ago. Seeing her blossom into an incredible person through their open relationship and the healing that relationship has provided for her aunt is part of what moved us to adopt.

Ali's youngest sister is adopted and she is an integral part of our family, we can't imagine life without her.

Throughout Alan's life he has had close friends who are adopted and he's heard positive stories regarding their experiences. Currently we have several friends who have adopted who have been really open about their experiences.

These positive adoption stories shaped our opinion on adoption and lead us to this point.

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Photos

Walking With Our Pups
Walking With Our Pups
Paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe
Paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe
A Quick Kiss in San Francisco
A Quick Kiss in San Francisco
Checking Out a Light Exhibit at a Museum in Denmark
Checking Out a Light Exhibit at a Museum in Denmark
Getting Some Hammock Snuggles
Getting Some Hammock Snuggles
Cheering On the U.S. Soccer Team
Cheering On the U.S. Soccer Team
Posing With Tower Bridge in London
Posing With Tower Bridge in London
At an Art Museum in Sweden
At an Art Museum in Sweden
Snowy Christmas in Utah
Snowy Christmas in Utah
Getting a Surprise Splash at Muir Beach
Getting a Surprise Splash at Muir Beach
Alan Exploring the Rocks
Alan Exploring the Rocks
Sailing With Friends
Sailing With Friends
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Walking With Our Pups
Walking With Our Pups
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Paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe
Paddleboarding at Lake Tahoe
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A Quick Kiss in San Francisco
A Quick Kiss in San Francisco
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Checking Out a Light Exhibit at a Museum in Denmark
Checking Out a Light Exhibit at a Museum in Denmark
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Getting Some Hammock Snuggles
Getting Some Hammock Snuggles
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Cheering On the U.S. Soccer Team
Cheering On the U.S. Soccer Team
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Posing With Tower Bridge in London
Posing With Tower Bridge in London
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At an Art Museum in Sweden
At an Art Museum in Sweden
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Snowy Christmas in Utah
Snowy Christmas in Utah
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Getting a Surprise Splash at Muir Beach
Getting a Surprise Splash at Muir Beach
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Alan Exploring the Rocks
Alan Exploring the Rocks
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Sailing With Friends
Sailing With Friends

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a bright 3 bedroom home just outside San Francisco, nestled in the hills of the Bay Area where the weather is perfect for a BBQ with friends. We're a short drive to several sunny beaches, redwood forests and our favorite cities: San Francisco and Oakland. We've loved getting to know our diverse neighborhood and the fun young couples with kids who are always excited to see our two fluffy pups prancing down the street. We live right behind one of the best elementary schools in the state, our back gate opens to playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and basketball courts. We know it's spring when the sounds of evenings turn into cheers and whistles.

Whale Watching off the San Francisco Coast

Our house has a great open living space for us to hang out. We love filling it with laughter from friends and family for a big game, to eat or play games. Our church is a warm group of diverse friends who feel like family, they can't wait to meet our new addition. We are pretty blessed to enjoy a small town feeling of our neighborhood, church, and friends.

Our Extended Families

Ali & Her Siblings

We both come from big, fun, and outgoing families who are a huge part of our lives. Alan is the second oldest of 6 kids and Ali is the oldest of 5. Our families LOVE sports. We are competitive and love cheering on our favorite college football teams, skiing down mountains together, and bonding on the court with family basketball. Food is often the center of our gatherings, we crowd around the table laughing over delicious BBQ, homemade family recipes, or take out from our favorite restaurants. We love nature, we spend warm days paddleboarding in lakes, camping under the stars, roasting marshmallows around a bonfire, and exploring the beauty around us on hikes.

Alan & His Siblings

Our families are excited and very supportive about our plans to adopt. Ali's family doesn't have grandkids yet and our child will be adored by them, they can't wait to be a part of our child's life. Ali is also the oldest of 42 cousins, ranging from 30 to 2, this child will be surrounded by love from all of Ali's fun (though very loud) family.

On Alan's side we have 2 adorable baby nieces and a nephew who we love spending time with. They will have a blast having another kiddo to join the crew. The whole family is excited to meet a new little one and watch them grow up.

From Us to You

This is one of the most emotional things we've ever written, it is hard to find the right words to express our emotions and the empathy we have for what you're going through. It's amazing that you're considering adoption for your baby, your strength is an example to us. We want to provide a heartfelt and authentic picture of who we are, what we love doing, and what kind of life your child could have with us. We're here to answer any questions you have.

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 & Ali

Favorites

Alan
Ali
Actor
Christian Bale
Morgan Freeman (I met him too!)
Actress
Tracee Ellis Ross
Audrey Tautou
Animal
Dog
elephant
Author
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Toni Morrison
Book
The Alchemist
Mere Christianity
Cartoon
Snoopy
Teenage mutant ninja turtles
Childhood Memory
My siblings and I made snow wagons and did bobsled racing down a hill near our house, we crashed a lot, but it was a blast.
Camping in Yellowstone with my family, our tent leaked water and we had to sleep in the car, what could have been a disaster ended up being a lot of fun.
Childhood Toy
Legos
Legos
Children's Book
The Book With No Pictures
Please, Baby, Please, by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee
City
New York
London
Classic Movie
Good Fellas
Wait Until Dark
Color
Blue
blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Lemon Bars
Disney Movie
Zootopia
Moana
Dream Car
Tesla ModelX
Dream Job
The job I have right now (designer)
The one I have, product designer
Dream Vacation
Patagonia, Argentina
Thailand
Family Activity
Camping - Sitting Around a Fire, Hiking & Sleeping Under the Stars
Paddleboarding With Our Two Dogs
Flower / Plant
Cactus
Food
Burrito
Grilled salmon
Form of Exercise
Climbing
Playing basketball
Fruit
Persimmons
raspberries
Hobby
Videography
Photography/Videography
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
Let It Snow
Holiday Tradition
On Thanksgiving we play basketball as a family, it gets pretty competitive, but then we eat our feelings.
Eating delicious dinner with my family on Christmas eve before exchanging gifts.
Ice Cream
cookies and cream
Junk Food
ice cream
Sweet potato fries
Leisure Activity
Reading
Playing fetch with my dogs
Magazine
ESPN
Memory with a Child
Helping teach my adorable niece Zoey how to walk, she was so happy and loved all the attention she was getting.
When I was 16 I watched my 6 month old cousin. It was his first time being left alone so he was very sad. I sang to him and rocked him to sleep. When he fell asleep I remember thinking I didn't know I could love a baby so much.
Memory with Spouse
Hiking to a monastery in the Swiss Alps in a blizzard, I got to know how adventurous Ali is and how fun she is to talk to.
We recently traveled to a couple Scandinavian countries together. I loved just spending one on one time with Alan as we explored new cities.
Movie
Arrival
Slumdog Millionaire
Movie Munchie
ice cream
popcorn
Movie Quote
"Some people can't believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first." Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting
"There's no place like home" - The Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
Drama
Drama
Musical
Hamilton
Hamilton
Musical Group
Chance the Rapper
The National
Olympic Event
Soccer
100 meter dash
Personal Hero
Robin Williams, I love how he always tried to make people smile
Serena Williams
Quality about my Spouse
Her love of life, learning new things and helping people around her.
He has a huge heart and is always looking out for those around him, he connects quickly with people and finds their strengths.
Quote
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." -Muhammad Ali
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Sandwich
Does ice cream sandwich count?
A juicy burger
Scripture
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Matthew 5:14-16
Shopping Store
Nike
Nordstrom
Song
All We Got - Chance the Rapper
Ballad for My One True Love
Sport to Play
Tennis
soccer
Sport to Watch
Basketball
basketball
Sports Star
Giannis Antetokounmpo (basketball)
LeBron James
Sports Team
Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz (basketball)
Subject in School
film
English
Superhero
Black Panther
Wonderwoman
Thing to Cook
Fajitas
scrambled eggs
Tradition
On Saturdays we wander through our local farmer's market, we love eating tasting delicious food and finding new things to cook with.
TV Show
Blackish
Stranger Things
TV Show Character
Leslie Knope
Type of Music
rap
Vacation Spot
Copenhagen, Denmark
Somewhere with a beach
Video Game
Zelda
Zelda

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