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Rami & Sara
Hi. We're Sara, Rami and Henry: a family of three, hoping to become a family of more through the gift of adoption. We know that you're looking at lots of profiles, and we want to thank you for taking the time to read ours. We have so much more love, laughter and joy to share and we hope that you might consider allowing us to share those gifts with your child.
Our lifestyle can be described as a blend of cosmopolitan and country. We love living so close to a vibrant city like Washington, D.C. There is never a shortage of things to do. Some of our favorite traditions are the Cherry Blossom Festival, the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, visiting the monuments when the weather turns warm for the first time, and now taking Henry to the over three dozen breathtaking museums, which provide tons of culturally and educationally diverse learning opportunities.
When we're not in the city, we enjoy spending time hiking in our local state and national parks, riding our two horses, going to the beach, and participating in local events. One of our favorite volunteer activities is fostering puppies and kittens. We have fostered over 100 animals, many of those being "bottle babies" or very young puppies and kittens who don't have a mother and require round-the-clock support and care.
Our adventurous spirit also takes us to many interesting and exotic places, our favorites being Puerto Rico, London and Berlin.
Our Promise to You
We wish there was something we could do to alleviate any concerns and fears you are feeling right now. You are making a huge decision, and we have so much respect for what you are doing. We want you to know, that no matter who you choose, you will make a wonderful choice for your child.
If you do choose us, we promise you this: You will always be respected as your child's first family. We will always hold space in our hearts and family to love you. We will always speak of you kindly and with the utmost respect. If you have specific wishes for your child, we will listen and honor them to the best of our abilities. We will spend forever making sure we are the parents you need us to be for this child. We will think of you when we are reveling in the joy of adding to our family and we will make sure that this child, your child, knows they have been loved from day one by both of their families.
We absolutely understand that race and cultural identity are fundamental parts of what makes us who we are, but we don't believe that it's what makes a family. We are extremely fortunate to have diversity amongst our family, friends, and community already. We have spoken extensively with our families and friends about our decision to adopt, and that we hope to be considered by birth parents of all races. Every single person has responded with enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring that this child, no matter what he or she looks like, is loved and supported, and that we, the adults, educate ourselves to ensure that we provide this child with all of the resources they need to feel connected to their cultural and racial roots. We will ensure that our child has role models, teachers, doctors, and friends that look like they do, and that our home, books and toys represent the diversity that we cherish. Between the two of us, we already speak several languages with varying degrees of fluency and we are committed to expanding our language skills if we adopt a child who would benefit from learning their birth families' native language in addition to English.
Our Extended Families
We are family people. We spent three years living in California, but the instant we found out we were expecting Henry, we knew we had to move back to Virginia. When Rami asked Sara what she wanted in our new house, she said "a yard to play in and to be close to my parents." And sure enough, we bought a house .5 miles from Sara's mom and dad. We see "Grammy and Papa" almost every day, and we do Sunday dinners together as a family every week. If Grammy has a gardening project, Sara and Henry are right there to help. If Papa wants to watch his favorite classic movies, all three of us rush over in pajamas with hot chocolate to watch together. Most of Sara's favorite memories from childhood involve time with her parents and two brothers, and the same goes for Rami.
Rami's family is four short hours from where we live, and we are so fortunate that we see them often as well. We share major holidays with them with many visits in between. We love that technology like FaceTime affords us daily opportunities to still see them, even when we can't be together.
Henry's aunts and uncles are some amazing role models. Amongst them we have a Navy pilot, a pediatrician, an artist, and a tech executive. They live busy lives, but always make it a priority to spend time with their nephew and can't wait to have another niece or nephew to love.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our house is just a couple of miles outside of Washington, D.C. We live in a quiet, safe suburb with easy access to one of the most interesting cities in the country. We love it for its incredible diversity as well as its rich history. We take full advantage of all the fun and educational opportunities the city provides, such as the National Zoo, Smithsonian museums, and local monuments. We also love how close we live to many beautiful parks, perfect for family hikes with the dogs.
Our neighborhood is mostly families. We are fortunate to live in one of the best school districts in the country and because of that, we are surrounded by families with kids, wonderful playgrounds, beautiful parks, and tons of kid-friendly community events.
Our house is spacious and comfortable. We always hoped for a large family, and we bought accordingly. Infertility changes things, but it hasn't changed our hope to fill at least one more of these rooms with a beloved child. Our favorite room in our house is the nursery. We chose it as the nursery because of the way the sunlight gently fills it in the mornings and the way you can see the moon and stars out of the window from the rocking chair at night. It's a sweet, safe, soft space full of gentle colors, plush carpet and tons of children's books.
From Us to You
First of all, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and consider us as potential parents. We are humbled and grateful that you're here. Your strength and grace is the foundation for who your child is going to become, so we already know they are going to be special. We thank you for this opportunity to tell you more about ourselves in hopes that we may be lucky enough to parent that incredible child.
We met in 2012. In the years we’ve been together we’ve moved across the country twice, traveled extensively and had countless adventures. In 2015, Rami proposed to Sara while on a trip to Berlin, and in 2016 we got married. In 2017, we welcomed our son, Henry. We had been looking forward to becoming parents, but nothing prepared us for how life-changing it would be. The moment we first held him, we knew this was what we were meant to be: a family.
Henry’s birth was difficult and unfortunately left Sara unable to carry another child. We had dreamed of a bigger family, so this was a disappointment. But we are so grateful to be here with the opportunity to become parents again. If chosen, this isn’t an honor we will take lightly. We will forever be grateful that you made our dreams of an expanded family come true.
We feel that we have a lot to offer our children. We are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer them all the important things: a top-notch education, wonderful family vacations, opportunities to travel abroad, and the ability to pursue any interest or talent they have. But we also know that parenting is more than giving our children the best opportunities. We have created a family dynamic that also allows our children to have a safe place where they can explore, where they are secure in the knowledge that they are loved for who they are, and an environment where they can reach for the stars knowing that we are always here to catch them.
If you’re reading this and you’ve noticed that our skin tone or cultural background is different than yours, we want to say an extra thank you for giving us a chance. We know that racial and cultural identity are integral parts of someone’s identity and we want to address this directly. We promise you that in our family, diversity is cherished and differences are celebrated. We are lucky that we are already surrounded by so much diversity, and we will make sure that your child has friends, role models, doctors and community leaders who look like them. We will carefully select books, movies and toys that exemplify diversity and offer representation to this child.
Lastly, we want to talk about YOU. We’ve talked about ourselves and our hopes, but the most important aspect of this is making sure that your desires for your child are honored. We will absolutely provide letters and pictures of your child post-adoption, but we will go further than that, if you're interested in doing so. We will happily exchange emails, phone calls, even FaceTime. You will always be a celebrated part of this child’s life and our family. We will speak of you with the highest regard, and we will keep the door open to continued contact, even visits, if it’s something you want.
Right now, no matter where we are, we are excitedly awaiting the moment our phone rings with an opportunity to become parents again. Thank you for making this dream possible.
With love and gratitude,
Rami & Sara
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