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Alex & Whiley

We are so thankful to have our profile sitting before you. It is exciting and nerve wracking to think about the power behind the words we choose to write here. Please know that we have rewritten these words countless times, and could still never express our joy and gratitude as we continue on this journey.

About Us

Alex
Whiley
Job
General Surgery Resident Physician
Nursing Student
Education
Doctoral Degree in Medicine
Some College
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

How We Met

Date Night on Valentine's Day!

Alex quickly managed to convince Whiley to meet him for a first date, after the two of us began talking online. Of course as fate would have it, Alex was running late for the first date (he was stuck in the OR as a medical student). Whiley nervously waited outside the restaurant that Alex had made reservations at, which happened to be the best restaurant in town.

Exploring Niagra Falls

Meeting for the first time, Whiley reached out for a handshake and Alex naturally wrapped around him in a hug. Dinner was filled with laughs and playful jokes, like two kids in the lunchroom. The question came about what Whiley was doing before the dinner; he had tried not to mention that he had nervously showed up hours before, much too early, and had to go to the local mall to kill time while Alex lagged behind. We spoke about our common interests like camping, hiking and fishing. On his way home, Alex could not wait to ask Whiley for a second date, so he called him in the car to ask! We met again a few days later, this time for a more relaxing walk through the park. This gave us a chance to really get to know each other.

Our Adventures

Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

Our adventures so far together have been many, and there are many more planned! We love to explore nature in places we have never been before; from the icy mountains of Alaska, to the alien-like deserts of southern Utah, to the hardwood forests of the Pacific northwest, we explore and soak up as much as we can. Camping, hunting, fishing and hiking are all favorite activities on our adventures. In fact, Alex actually proposed to Whiley on the end of a dock overlooking a secluded, scenic lake nestled in the mountains of northern Washington; a flashback the two of us think back on fondly.

Our travels have certainly become addictive, as our list of places to see gets longer and longer. We also have a new list of places that we can't wait to explore with our child; frequent visits to grandparents, Disney World, and vacations to the Florida Keys (just like Whiley had when he was growing up). It will be so exciting for us to see the joy in our child's eyes that we experienced ourselves years ago.

Why We Chose Adoption

As a same-sex couple, nature has given us a bit of a hard time when it comes to growing our family. Acknowledging this reality and moving forward with alternative family planning was something that took time to come to terms with. Other options were investigated, like surrogacy. It was ultimately the experiences of some close friends, who had either adopted children of their own or were adopted themselves, that led to us researching adoption further.

Open, honest conversations were had not only between the the two of us but with family as well. As more was discovered about the process, it became very clear to us that this was definitely the best choice for building our family. We then needed to make sure that we were not only committed, but were ready. We rallied family support, read as much as we could about the process, and spoke to a family counselor about how to best prepare.

The knowledge and understanding led to comfort and joy, as we began to dream of our child's first steps, first day of school, even graduating from college!

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Forging Our Wedding Rings
Forging Our Wedding Rings
Alex and the Lunar Capsule!
Alex and the Lunar Capsule!
Enjoying Summer in Pittsburgh, PA
Enjoying Summer in Pittsburgh, PA
Above the Trees in Myakka, FL
Above the Trees in Myakka, FL
Alex's Graduation From Medical School
Alex's Graduation From Medical School
Glass Blowing a Delicate Flower
Glass Blowing a Delicate Flower
Hiking Across a Frozen Lake in Denver, CO
Hiking Across a Frozen Lake in Denver, CO
Antique Shopping in Arcadia, FL
Antique Shopping in Arcadia, FL
Apple Picking in the Crisp Autumn Air
Apple Picking in the Crisp Autumn Air
Visiting the Botanical Gardens - and Making New Friends
Visiting the Botanical Gardens - and Making New Friends
Hiking the Canyons of Southern Utah
Hiking the Canyons of Southern Utah
Whiley Gardening in Our Backyard
Whiley Gardening in Our Backyard
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Forging Our Wedding Rings
Forging Our Wedding Rings
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Alex and the Lunar Capsule!
Alex and the Lunar Capsule!
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Enjoying Summer in Pittsburgh, PA
Enjoying Summer in Pittsburgh, PA
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Above the Trees in Myakka, FL
Above the Trees in Myakka, FL
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Alex's Graduation From Medical School
Alex's Graduation From Medical School
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Glass Blowing a Delicate Flower
Glass Blowing a Delicate Flower
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Hiking Across a Frozen Lake in Denver, CO
Hiking Across a Frozen Lake in Denver, CO
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Antique Shopping in Arcadia, FL
Antique Shopping in Arcadia, FL
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Apple Picking in the Crisp Autumn Air
Apple Picking in the Crisp Autumn Air
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Visiting the Botanical Gardens - and Making New Friends
Visiting the Botanical Gardens - and Making New Friends
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Hiking the Canyons of Southern Utah
Hiking the Canyons of Southern Utah
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Whiley Gardening in Our Backyard
Whiley Gardening in Our Backyard

Our Extended Families

Our Extended Families

Our extended family is a handful to say the least, and unique for both of us. Alex is the oldest of four children, all with big personalities (and big mouths to match). Holidays are a big deal in his household, where everyone gets together to eat a meal that seems to last most of the day. The grandmothers’ traditions can never be escaped (despite various grandchildren’s best efforts); one insists everyone share three things they are thankful for at Thanksgiving dinner, and if you don’t have three, you will be stared at until you do! The other grandmother will not let you get away without singing your assigned role in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as loud as possible. If the neighbors can’t hear, it doesn’t count.

Whiley's Family

Whiley is the oldest of three boys, all very creative. His family may be smaller than Alex’s, but they know how to have a good time. Whiley’s grandmother will scare you with an (almost cruel) prank, and his grandfather will chat your ear off about his latest hunting escapades despite you having fallen asleep twenty minutes ago. His mother doesn’t take anyone’s sass (except for Alex’s, which she has to tolerate).

Each individual in our extended family brings something unique to the table that makes us a beautiful unit. Everyone is beyond excited to welcome our newest family member (especially the upcoming grandma's, who don't forget to ask how they can help every single day!)

Our House and Neighborhood

The Front Door of Our Cozy Townhouse

We live in a quaint suburban neighborhood, surrounded by beautiful woodland with running streams and rolling hills. Wildlife is plentiful, and we take full advantage; we can often be found watching the local birds and chipmunks enjoy the fresh food we place outside our back door during the Spring and Summer (much better than the shows on television!). Our house is a three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse that is set on three floors.

Our backyard abuts dense woodland that is filled with critters that venture out to the edge. Nights are often spent watching the fireflies from the back porch.

Our community is full of friendly neighbors that function like a big family; we have community get-togethers multiple times a year, where we all catch up and tell stories. Laughs are shared by parents as their children play on the community playground, or in the community pool.

We are a community of individuals from all walks of life; our neighbors on one side are an elderly couple that love to share their baked goods every holiday (which is much appreciated, naturally). On the other side is a young couple with two young children that certainly always seem to keep them busy!

From Us to You

It is impossible for us to imagine how you feel as you sit and read this letter. We have thought carefully, questioned time and time again what to say here to convey that we are loving, genuine people who will be great parents. This is difficult to communicate in such few words, but we will do our best. We were both raised by truly loving families that did everything in their power to make us better versions of themselves. They made it their life’s work. They have instilled these values in both of us, and we believe that this is the strongest point that we would like to convey to you here.

We have been blessed by success and a beautiful life so far. Our marriage is strong and continues to grow stronger despite many tests. These are not things that we take for granted, and we are thankful every day. We both agree that our ultimate purpose in this life is to do as our parents have done for us; take our gifts, and use them to create the best possible life for our future child. We want to offer a child the best of what we have, protect them from the dangers of this world the best we can, and set them up for the success that is possible with the fire that lies in the heart of every person.

We are so impressed by your strength to come to the decision you have, to share your gift just as we hope to share ours. We have no doubt that this process brings worries, trials and tribulations for you as well. We may be strangers now, but we hope that should we become intertwined in this journey, that not only your child would become a part of our lives, but you as well if that is your wish. We know the precious gift you possess is not easy to part ways with, but looking out in their best interest is so brave. Giving your child the gift you are giving aligns with our goal of giving the gifts we have as well. Between all of us, we will show this child the amazing things this world has to offer. We would love to include you in this, again, if that is your wish. Letters, videos, photographs (perhaps a few too many) are all things we would be excited to share with you. You should know how your gift has not only blessed us through the years, but blessed everyone else around them as well.

Ultimately, to every mother who reads this letter, we wish you love and success. It is the selfless decision made by individuals like yourself that blesses so many children, and so many parents as well. We are humbled to have been given this opportunity, and are thankful that our paths have crossed, even if only in passing with your reading of our story. As we said in the beginning of this letter, finding the right words to express our readiness for a child are hard to formulate. We hope this letter finds you well, and that you find peace and joy throughout this journey.

Best,

Alex & Whiley

Favorites

Alex
Whiley
Actor
Timothee Chalamet
Johnny Depp
Actress
Jennifer Coolidge
Anna Faris
Animal
Bear
Octopus
Author
Stephen King
Anne Rice
Book
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Vampire Lestat
Candy Bar
Snickers
3 Musketeers
Cartoon
Spongebob Squarepants
Rick & Morty
Childhood Memory
Reading Black Friday Ads with Family
New Year's Eve Bonfires
Childhood Toy
Train Set
Legos
Children's Book
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wizardology
City
Denver, CO
Anchorage, AK
Classic Movie
Funny Girl
The Thing
Color
Blue
Aqua
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Creme Brulee
Disney Movie
101 Dalmatians
Toy Story
Dream Car
AMG G63
Tesla Model S
Dream Job
Astronaut
Geneticist
Dream Vacation
Zurich, Switzerland
Tokyo, Japan
Family Activity
Easter Egg Hunt
Camping
Flower / Plant
Tillandsia
Rosemary
Food
Sushi
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Hiking
Weightlifting
Fruit
Orange
Pomegranate
Game
Candy Land
Monopoly
Hobby
Fishing
Hunting
Holiday
Christmas
Halloween
Holiday Song
"White Christmas"
"The Christmas Song"
Holiday Tradition
Baking Christmas Cookies
Cutting the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Strawberry
Cream-Sicle
Junk Food
Chocolate
Oreo's
Leisure Activity
Napping
Video Games
Magazine
Astronomy
GQ
Memory with a Child
Playing with Best Friend's New Baby
Watching Movies with Little Brother
Memory with Spouse
Sleeping Under the Trees in Zion
Alaskan Glacier Hike
Movie
Kill Bill Volume 2
Scary Movie 2
Movie Munchie
Candy Orange Slices
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Senator... Love the Suit."
"Here, take my strong hand."
Movie Type
Horror
Horror
Musical
Wicked
Wicked
Musical Group
Dixie Chicks
Journey
Nursery Rhyme
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
"Mary Had a Little Lamb"
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Track
Personal Hero
Neil Armstrong
Grandmother
Play
A Christmas Carol
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Poet
Robert Frost
Edgar Allen Poe
Quality about my Spouse
Gentle Nature
Ambition
Quote
"The mountains are calling and I must go." - John Muir
"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Restaurant
Chick-Fil-A
Chili's
Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly (without the crust)
Grilled Cheese
Scripture
Philippians 4:6
Psalms 23:4
Shopping Store
Amazon
Bass Pro Shop
Song
"The Way You Look Tonight" - Tony Bennett
"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey
Sport to Play
Falconry
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Volleyball
Hockey
Sports Star
Michael Phelps
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Steelers
Penguins
Subject in School
Calculus
Anatomy
Superhero
Wonder Woman
Batman
Thing to Cook
Pizza
Ramen
Time of Day
Evening
Early Morning
Tradition
Trick or Treating
Christmas Movie Marathons
TV Show
Parks and Recreation
Outlander
TV Show Character
Jon Snow
Sheldon Cooper
Type of Music
Classical
Rock
Vacation Spot
Rocky Mountain National Park
Olympic National Park
Video Game
Mario Bro's
Skyrim

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