Alan & Ralph
Alan & Ralph
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic, Multi-Racial, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: GA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are humbled and honored that you are reading our letter. Thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential parents for your baby. Our lifelong mission as caretakers have been to take care of seniors in our assisted living homes but our most heartfelt desire is to be able to take care of your baby.
You must be experiencing many different emotions and our deepest hope is that you will feel some relief and peace by getting to know us and will eventually feel comfortable enough to entrust us with the care of your child. We have not been in your shoes to make the difficult decision that you are facing and we will not pretend to understand. We can, however, offer our deepest empathy.
In trying to write this letter, we have racked our brains trying to find the right words. The only thing that comes to mind is something that we face daily. Day after day, sons and daughters come to us to entrust us with the care of their aging parents. It is a gut-wrenching process for them as they feel that they should be able to take care of their own parents at home. Believe it or not, seniors are a lot like children. They cannot do for themselves and need complete assistance with all aspect of daily living. That's where we step in. To be able to serve them at one of the most vulnerable times of their life is a gift. It is at this time that we reassure the heart broken children that just because their parents are not with them, they are indeed being good children by entrusting them to our care.
It is our wish that you feel this too. That perhaps the best decision you can make in your motherhood journey is the selfless gift of giving the baby a life with us. We will honor your decision and raise your baby to live life to the fullest and always be grateful for your gift.
We met eight years ago and were drawn together by our passion for the elderly. Both raised by our grandparents, we set out a journey together as a couple and in business. We own three assisted living facilities plus a companion care (home care) business and are blessed to serve over 200 seniors in South Georgia. Our residents and staff are like family to us, and that drives us to always exceed our professional and personal expectations.
We enjoy adventure, traveling to new places, seeing new things and spending time with each other. Alan is a Nurse Practitioner and is currently working to complete his Doctorate of Nursing this year. Ralph is the foundation of our assisted living homes and most of his time is spent maintaining the businesses and loving on our elderly residents.
We live in Southeast Georgia in a five bedroom, five and a half bathroom home with a pool and a beautiful backyard. We are fortunate to live in a quiet, gated community with our three dogs; Chloe, Maci and Georgia. Chloe and Maci are miniature schnauzers and Georgia, a giant schnauzer, is the newest addition to our family.
Our Extended Family
Our family is one of a kind. Our three dogs, Chloe, Maci and Georgia are our babies. We spend time with each other’s immediate families, including Alan’s mother and brother, who is autistic, and Ralph’s sisters and aunt. We spend the most time with Alan’s mother and brother as they help us daily by providing transportation to doctors’ appointments for the residents in our assisted living facilities.
Our family extends to include our close friends and their children, residents of our assisted living homes and staff. We spend the most time with these folks and we treat them like family. Thanksgiving and Christmas are one of our most favorite times of the year. We spend weeks decorating our home and host many family and friends.
What Led Us To Adoption
It has always been our sincere desire to have a baby. We knew we were unable to have a child of our own and that having a biological child seemed very difficult. After considering all our options, we felt led to pursue the adoption process. We have been together for eight years and have a lot of love for each other and a lot of love to give a child. We are excited to take this step as a couple and hopefully have a family of our own one day.