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Alison & Sarah

Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: New Hampshire

dear expectant mother

First and foremost, thank you for getting to know us. We know you are faced with a difficult decision, and we cannot express enough our gratitude at the leap of faith you are about to take. Please know we will love, adore, and take care of your baby. We will give him or her every opportunity to be healthy, happy, and educated.

As teachers, we know so much learning and growth happen at home. We want to be an active part of their exploration of the world. We’ll make snow angels in the winter and run through the splash pads in the summer. We’ll dig in the dirt and plant vegetables in the spring and play in the leaves in the fall. At the end of every day, we will keep your baby safe and sound, wrap them in hugs and kisses, read bedtime stories, and sing sweet lullabies as they drift off to sleep.

The ways of the world are constantly changing. As parents, we will push hard for a solid educational foundation and strength of character, and we will instill a sense of right and wrong and respect for everybody and everything. It’s the little everyday things that are important, like holding the door, saying please and thank you, and asking for help. Although we cannot imagine the choice you must make, please know we would be blessed to be able to raise your baby with love and compassion, and we will always make time for dancing around the living room.

Please know we will love, adore, and take care of your baby. We will give him or her every opportunity to be healthy, happy, and educated.

-Alison & Sarah

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About Us

We are kind-hearted and creative women who found each other while working at the same school. We both have over fifteen years of teaching experience, from pre-K to high school. Sarah grew up in the mountains of Virginia. Alison grew up outside of New York City. While our upbringings may be different, we share the same passion for life, creative spirit, and drive to be happy and successful. We love spending time with family and friends, swapping stories, playing games, and eating food. We travel during school vacations and are lucky to have a family house near the beach where we spend our summers. On the weekends, we take the dog for a walk, garden, write stories, and hang out by the local lake. We can also be adventurous, skiing the slopes and exploring what the city has to offer—unless it’s football season, and then you can find us watching the game.

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Our Home

We have a beautiful two-story home in a quiet suburban neighborhood, with three bedrooms and two large bathrooms on half an acre of property. In the backyard, we built a fenced-in vegetable garden and a firepit for making s’mores. The yard is big enough for camping, corn hole, and playing fetch with our lovable husky, Koda. He loves everybody, especially children. Our cats, Benzee and Basil, spend their days lounging by the pellet stove or finding a sunbeam in the sunroom. We are down the street from a lake, library, and very prestigious high school. We are only ten to thirty minutes from museums, theaters, fine dining, concerts, and many sporting venues. Outdoor activities are abundant and include going to the beach, rock climbing, skiing, and biking.

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Our Extended Family

We have a very loving group of extended family and friends along the East Coast. Alison’s sister has three children, two boys, and a girl. Alison’s mother lives in the next town over, while her closest aunt and uncle are only a short drive away. Christmas with Alison’s family is our biggest holiday, where all of the aunts, uncles, and cousins come together for multi-day fun.

Every summer we spend several weeks in Virginia visiting with Sarah’s large adoptive family as well as her birth mother. It has become a tradition to visit mountains, explore caverns, and spend time on a river, in a pool, or at a waterpark. Our favorite part when visiting Virginia is hanging out with Sarah’s two witty nieces.

At home we spend a lot of quality time with our best friends and their kids as well, watching football, taking hikes, baking tarts, carving pumpkins, and playing board games. Our family and friends are completely supportive of us adopting, and we know they will be there for us and the baby.

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What Led Us To Adoption

Having children has always been a part of the conversation. We relish our time with nieces and nephews and make special trips to take them on adventures. We started our adoption journey delighted by the possibility of making new memories with our own child. Sarah was adopted through foster care. Although she lived with her birth parents until the end of elementary school, circumstances beyond her control put Sarah into the foster care system. We would love to extend the same amount of love, care, compassion, and support into the world that Sarah’s adoptive family showed her. Adoption is our path for growing our family. We are both excited and humbled by the journey.

more about Alison

more about Alison

Occupation:
Middle School Art Teacher/Theater Director
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Caucasian/Hispanic
Education:
B.F.A. Acting & Musical Theater M.A. Theater Education
Food:
Mama’s chicken cutlets
Hobby:
Singing, playing the piano, writing novels
Movie:
The Princess Bride
Sport:
Football
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
The Beatles
TV Show:
Project Runway, The Arrowverse
Book:
The Chronicles of Narnia series
Subject in School:
Chorus
Dream Vacation:
Venice

more about Sarah

more about Sarah

Occupation:
High School Assistant Principal
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
B.A. Elementary Education M.Ed. Science Education CAGS Advanced Educational Leadership
Food:
Homemade risotto
Hobby:
Skiing, gardening, stained glass
Movie:
Beetlejuice, Star Wars
Sport:
Skiing
Holiday:
Spring break
Music Group:
Kenny Chesney
TV Show:
Fixer Upper, Doctor Who
Book:
Discworld series
Subject in School:
Band
Dream Vacation:
Hawaii

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